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October Celebration Planned for Dog Park

The exact date of the Crescenta Valley Dog Park opening is unknown, however, a dedication ceremony will happen Oct. 19.

No date is set yet for the off-leash Crescenta Valley Dog Park opening but canine fans can save the date for an October dedication ceremony. 

Officials had , but crews continue construction near Dunsmore and Honolulu avenues, and an exact opening day is still unknown. 

Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation officials will host a celebration Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at , CV Town Council President Cheryl Davis told Patch. 

"The dog park will be open before the dedication, but no date has been given yet," she said. 

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Check back with Patch later for the dog park opening date. 

Jesse Brown August 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Will dog parking be metered or monthly? Will it be side "A" Monday through Thursday and side "B" Friday through Sunday?
Steve August 17, 2012 at 11:58 PM
For many years my wife and I have wanted a dog park in the Crescenta Valley. After many delays, the CV Dog Park is close to completion. And we will not be taking our dog there. Our dog likes grassy areas and so do we. He will not want to walk on crushed bark and wood chips. They would hurt his feet and tiny bits would get lodged in his pads. We understand that crushed bark and wood chips will be easier to maintain than grass. If a lot of dog owners join us in taking their dogs elsewhere, the CV Dog Park will REALLY be low-maintenance.
Richard_Cabeza August 21, 2012 at 02:45 AM
You are always welcome to join us at the park Steve. If your main gripe is about decomposed granite and woodchips, get the dog some shoes and enjoy the new park.
T. Ashley McGrew September 15, 2012 at 06:01 PM
When you are talking grass in dog parks what that realistically means is large expanses of mud with some grass around the edges. Grass can't survive the level of activity that rambunctious dogs deliver. In this part of the world if you water to try and keep the grass then you get mostly mud - if you don't water it you get hard packed dirt. With the amount of waste that dogs can "deposit" loose ground covering is nice because it is easier to clean up effectively. If you know of a local dog park that is grassy I would love to go visit it since I haven't seen one before. From observation even the fussiest dogs tend to drop their normal foibles when given the opportunity to run free with other dogs. The social aspect of these parks is a real treat for most dogs I hope you don't end up selling your dog short by making choices for him based on your own preconceptions. I would let him make up his own mind if he were my dog.
Res September 20, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I've visited three different dog parks with grass, but they weren't local. I too am disappointed with the woodchips. Not everyone has a short-coated dog... What a mess the wood chips would be. I'm not sure my dogs and I will be using the park either if that's the only surface.
Res September 20, 2012 at 03:05 PM
For instance, something like this would be far more preferable: http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article/14721
ann September 29, 2012 at 03:28 AM
chuenga and burbank blvd can never remember the name of it but they have grass and it's large and the little dog park has grass. the dog park near griffith park gave up on the grass there just dirt. can't wait to get to the new one in la crescenta, they said it would open last weekend but didn't!!!
Nicole Charky (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Just wanted to direct you to our latest update about the dog park opening. You can also volunteer at the new spot: http://patch.com/A-yr12
Irene Quintero October 06, 2012 at 12:36 AM
It really isn't up to me if I like it or not. I'm just gonna sit on a bench and hope my boy likes it. If not, well, it'll be back to the NoHo Dog Park (which he LOVES!) I really want him to love CV dog park, but he's a little king, so, who knows. I don't want to waste gas to go to NoHo. :-/
BROOKE October 13, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Try the Pasadena dog park on Colorado & Sierra Madre. It has one park for dogs up to 40 lbs & one large park over 50 lbs. Lots of grass & dirt. Bring along a chair & frisbee or ball for your dog. Our 3 dogs have the best time & it's FREE.
Terry Bettencourt October 18, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Pasadena dog park is located on Orange Grove south side of street. middle of the block. also has a playground for children,

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