New dog park to open in Long Beach
A good day starts with a good dog and the City of Long Beach has plenty of good days ahead with the addition of their new dog park.
The ‘F.E.T.C.H. Park’ has been in the works for two years, but about two months ago hundreds of volunteers really began putting their paws to the pavement to bring the park to fruition.
The more than two and a half acre space on Daughtery Road will have separate sections for big and little dogs, a rinsing station, and awnings for shade, all enclosed in a wax fence with a chain wall underneath to keep dogs from digging out.
Jenny Levens with the City of Long Beach says they’ve had volunteer days every Saturday for the last four weeks and credits the community in making this happen. “It’s been a tremendous outpouring and we’re really looking forward to it. This is all from donations, from fundraisers, and from grants. So, it is nothing to the city. It is a nice amenity we had a lot of folks work very hard on.”
Donor bricks mark the entrance of the park where folks can engrave any message they’d like about their fur babies. They’re still available for purchase.
The ribbon cutting for the park is set for October 14th at 5:30 p.m.