Long Beach neighborhood gets first dog park

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – A Long Beach neighborhood now has a dog park for the first time, thanks to a City of Long Beach project.

The quarter-acre dog park is to officially open Saturday, and features perimeter fencing, a double-gate entry, separate areas for small and large dogs and other features. It is at Coolidge Park, 352 Neece Ave.

The park, which is ADA accessible, also features a drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers.

“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,” said Long Beach Mayor Dog Foster.

The cost of building the dog park was $35,000, according to the city.

The grand opening ceremony set for 10 a.m. Saturday and is open to the public. Foster and several council members are slated to attend.

The Los Angeles Clippers also recently contributed to the funding of the refurbishment of the basketball court at the park.

Councilman Steven Neal said the park has undergone a complete transformation.

“It’s all part of our `Uptown Renaissance’ improving our park facilities and the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” Neal said.

 

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