BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will have its grand opening for the first Beverly Hills Community Dog Park on Tuesday, September 6 at 1 p.m. The dog park is located at 344 Foothill Road. The gates at the park open at 12:45 p.m.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, at 1 p.m. Mayor John Mirisch, City Council members, and Recreation and Parks Commission members will conduct the dedication ceremony and perform the ribbon cutting. The dog park will be open until 8 p.m. for residents and their dogs to enjoy. The event is being sponsored by Sprinkles Cupcakes, Pet Foot Express, Pet Care Foundation, Pussy & Pooch and Beverly Hills 90H20.
“Our residents have been asking for a dog park, noting that dogs bring people together. Not only will a dog park give our pets a place to run free and socialize, but it will become a place for us to get to know our neighbors better. We need it as much as they do,” said BH Mayor John Mirisch.
According to the city of Beverly Hills’s website, the dog park has been an idea in the making for 12 years. The dog park has a fenced area, separate areas for big and little dogs and so much more. Parking is available at the parking structure in City Hall next to the Beverly Hills Public Library on Rexford Drive. There will also be a dog-friendly shuttle available leaving from the front of the library at 12:30 p.m. The dog park is only a five minute walk from the parking structure.
All guests are welcome to use the park with or without a permit for the Grand Opening. Dogs must be on a leash throughout the ceremony. Once the ceremony ends, guests are allowed to stay and dogs can use the facilities. After the grand opening, a Beverly Hills permit tag is required for all dogs. Without it, dogs can’t enter the park. To obtain a free permit tag for dogs visit www.beverlyhills.org/dogpark. Calls can also be made to (310) 285-2536 for additional information.
The dog park is available to residents and their guests and hotel guests. For more information and dog park rules, visit www.beverlyhills.org/dogpark. The city’s annual Household Hazardous will be on September 17. Foothill Road between 3rd Street and Alden Drive will be closed due to the event but the sidewalks and entrance of the dog walk will be open.