Beverly Hills News
Possible Off-Leash Dog Park in Beverly Hills
By Michael Lambrose
Oct 30, 2012 - 2:41:10 PM

BEVERLY HILLSThe Beverly Hills City Council has begun exploring possible locations for an off-leash dog park within the city. This is the sixth time the city has examined the possibilities of creating such a park.

Due to the lack of unused land in Beverly Hills, the project could only move forward if an existing park is retrofitted to serve as an off-leash dog park.  There are four possible locations for the proposed dog park: Orange Grove, La Cienega Park, Coldwater Park and Roxbury Park. 

Of the four possible locations, Roxbury Park is viewed as the most probable location.  The dog park would be established in one of the greens of the Beverly Hills Croquet Club. The managers of the club expressed their willingness to share the location to city officials as long as it does not impede their ability to play croquet.

The proposed project to retrofit such a park is estimated to cost the city $20,000 if adopted. However, the city has not accounted for such an expense in its yearly budget. Additionally, the City Council believes that there is no need for additional annual operating costs because current staff can manage the park. Moreover, the removal of dog waste will be the responsibility of the owner of the dog.

The Beverly Hills City Council has discussed establishing such a park in the past, yet the plan has never moved passed the exploratory phase.

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