Nutro gives Uptown dogs Room to Run in Scherer Park

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scherer park uptown dog parkFrom June 16-18, the Uptown Dog Park will be closed for renovations. The dog park will be updated and expanded as part of the Room to Run Dog Park Appreciation Project sponsored by the Nutro Company, a leading producer of natural pet food.

On Wednesday, June 16, at 8 a.m., associates from the company will partner with local volunteers to enhance the Long Beach dog park. Residents are invited to attend and help out with the improvement project.

“As a company, and as a group of passionate pet owners ourselves, we are dedicated to enhancing dog parks because of the benefits they bring to not only pets but also the owners,” said Carolyn Hanigan, Vice President of Marketing for The Nutro Company. “Taking the time to help communities revitalize their off-leash areas is an endeavor that we are eager to undertake, as it is so important to foster the human-animal bond and bring a bit of nature to our pets.”

The Uptown Dog Park upgrades will include the installation of new fencing as well as enlarging the dog park, adding new benches and landscaping.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy an enhanced Uptown Dog Park.  Thank you to the Nutro Company for their investment in improving our community, and to our Parks, Recreation and Marine Department for working to expand the run area for large dogs and providing new elements to make the dog park a more enjoyable and safer experience for families and their dogs, ” said 8th District City Councilmember Rae Gabelich.

Residents are invited to bring their friends, their families and their dogs on June 19 to celebrate the renovated Uptown Dog Park at 10 a.m. The park is located at the west end of Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Boulevard.

The Uptown Dog Park Room to Run Appreciation Project is sponsored by the Nutro Company in cooperation with 8th District Council Office and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. It is part of a nationwide effort to enhance dog parks in 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit or contact Alissa Sablan at (951) 317-7929 or

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