BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, November 17, the Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously to begin development of a dog park in the city. The news comes after the adoption of the environmental impact report known as the Final Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND) and approval of the change of the amount to $76,900 to RTK Architecture, Inc. on a purchase order.

RTK Architecture, Inc. continues with detailing and refining the design for the dog park and Community Service continues to develop and finalize the operational plan.

Approval of the construction of the dog park is contingent upon the approval of the design plans, as well as operational plans. Other matters to be addressed before construction begins includes the preparation of documents for bid alternates and options, as well as awarding the contract. For additional details, residents can watch the November 17 City Council Meeting and visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website.

According to the Final IS-MND, the new off-the-leash dog park will be located at the southwest corner of Foothill Road and Alden Drive.

The dog park will be approximately 19,500 square-feet. There will be an area for dogs weighing 25 pounds and less, and another area for dogs weighing above than 25 pounds. The city is restricting the number of dogs in the park to 40 at any given time.

Another restriction involves limiting 3 dogs per visitor. All dogs must be licensed, in good health, and spayed or neutered. The hours of operation for the new dog park will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hours are subject to modification depending on the needs and interest of the community.