Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening of Dog Park at Bixby ParkRelease Date: 2017-10-30
The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new Dog Park at Bixby Park on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at 130 Cherry Avenue.
“Bixby Dog Park will be the 11th off leash dog recreation area to open in the City of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This newest park makes a total of 11 acres in the City where dogs and their owners can make friends and be active.”
The dog park was developed in response to a large community outreach effort by both Councilmember Jeannine Pearce and Councilwoman Suzie Price that determined the park location and the need to create separate play areas for large and small breeds.
“Bixby Park has undergone a real transformation," said Councilmember Jeannine Pearce. “This dog park is the latest element of the Bixby Park Master plan to be completed and enhance the park’s amenities for residents. The first phase of the plan included a new playground and fitness loop that opened in September 2015.”
“This new dog park is a great asset that dog owners in both the 2nd and 3rd Council Districts will benefit from,” said Councilmember Suzie Price. “The area further activates the park, adding to the sense of community that brings people together.”
The cost for the development of the dog park was approximately $100,000, with funding coming from the 2nd and 3rd Council District one-time Infrastructure funds. The Friends of Bixby Park also supported the project by raising and donating $12,000 for dog park fencing that compliments the historic furnishings throughout Bixby Park.
Long Beach Animal Care Services will offer a low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic, along with spay/neuter vouchers and licensing information at the event.
For more information regarding the event, please call Gladys Kaiser, Manager of Community Recreation Services, at (562) 570-3150.