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Posted on: November 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Alhambra’s Temporary Dog Park Earns “Paws-itive” Community Feedback

The City of Alhambra’s temporary “Paw-Pup Dog Park” pilot project concluded on November 5 after two months of tail-wagging fun. As part of the program, the community was invited to provide input regarding interest in a permanent dog park through a survey, which earned over 1300 responses with about 99% of participants in favor of a permanent installation in Alhambra.

“We appreciate everyone who came to visit Paw-Pup and provided their input through our community survey,” said Mayor Ross J. Maza. “It was a pleasure seeing Alhambra residents enjoying the dog park with their pets and getting to know their neighbors. Though Paw-Pup was temporary, discussions will continue regarding a permanent dog park.”

At their regular meeting on August 28, 2023, the Alhambra City Council approved the reallocation of funding for a “Paw-Pup Dog Park.” The temporary dog park concept was located at 630 South Almansor Street, next to the Alhambra Golf Course, from September 5 through November 5. The dog park featured separate fenced play areas for small and large breeds with agility equipment, seating areas and waste disposal stations.

During the pilot project, the City distributed a community survey to gather input from residents and visitors. The survey earned a total of 1,312 responses with 98.7% of community members expressing support for a permanent dog park in the city. Over 89% of participants expressed the temporary installation was in a good location, and 85% of participants had no concerns regarding a permanent installation.

The Alhambra City Council will analyze the survey data and continue discussions regarding consideration of a permanent dog park location.

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