BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills has announced a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the highly anticipated dog park that will be opening to the public in summer 2016. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the park location.

The Beverly Hills Community Dog Park will be located on the corner of Foothill Road and Alden Drive. It offers canine pets and owners over 18,000 square feet of off-leash dedicated space that will separately accommodate large and small dogs. The area for small dogs will encompass 6,363 square feet of the park while the large dog area will have the remaining 12,255 square feet. Owners will be allowed to bring up to three dogs and the new park can fit up to 40 dogs at one time.

All dogs will be required to have a current license in order to gain access to the park. CCTV Monitors will be installed throughout the area to ensure the safety of owners and their pets. In addition, for the initial six months, there will be a park ranger stationed during the operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mayor John Mirisch will be in attendance for the event as well as Beverly Hills City Council members, Recreation and Parks Commissioners, city of Beverly Hills staff, and community members with their dogs.

The new dog park has been made possible thanks to a donation campaign that is ongoing. The city wants a park that compliments the beautiful space that Beverly Hills has to offer, and community donations will help to add benches, trees, landscaping, art and agility features. For those interested in making a donation visit or call the Community Services Department at (310) 285-2537 with any questions.