Public Invited to Grand Opening of Coolidge Park Dog Park

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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 9th District Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for the Coolidge Park Dog Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10 am at the northern end of Coolidge Park, 352 Neece Avenue.

“Coolidge Park Dog Park is the first dog park in northwest Long Beach, the City’s eighth dog park, and the newest park where dogs and their owners can make friends and be active,” Mayor Foster said.

The 0.25-acre dog park features perimeter fencing, double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers. The dog park is also ADA accessible.

“Coolidge Park has undergone a real transformation,” said Councilmember Neal. “Last month we installed new basketball courts, a playground, and exercise equipment. Now we’re completing the job, by unveiling this great new dog park. It’s all part of our ‘Uptown Renaissance’ improving our park facilities and the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”

The community was involved in the planning of the dog park. The City of Long Beach now has 10.31 acres of parkspace where dogs can frolic leash-free.

The cost to construct the dog park was approximately $35,000, with funding from one-time infrastructure dollars.

The park was designed to accommodate future amenities, should funds become available through donations or sponsorships.

For more information about the Coolidge Park Dog Park opening event, call 562.570.3150.

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