Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – 8:48 PM
By Victoria Talbot
After years of planning, the City of Beverly Hills has finally cut the ribbon on the City’s first Community Dog Park.
City Council members, Recreation and Parks commissioners, President and Publisher of the Beverly Hills Courier, Teri Austin of the Amanda Foundation, Animal Activist Tina Sinatra, dozens of dogs of all types and sizes and community members from all over to celebrate the long-awaited amenity.
While dogs woofed it up with their fuzzy buddies, Beverly Hills City Mayor John Mirisch pointed out that he had talked about a dream to have a dog park in 2010.
Behind him, a donor wall reflected the names of the generous population that donated to to improve the basic park funded by the City with benches, specimen oak trees, bag dispensers, water fountains and other additions.
The dream of a dog park began 12 years ago. Former mayor, now councilperson Lili Bosse made the dog park an “A” priority. Under her leadership the dog park was finally approved. But the City only gave enough money for the most basic dog park.
The dog park, located at 344 Foothill Road, is divided for small dogs and large dogs. It is open to all residents, their guests, visitors and those who work in Beverly Hills when they are registered with the City of Beverly Hills.
Dog licenses are required, and the animal should be spayed or neutered and be sociable with other dogs.
To register or to donate, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/dogpark