PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

1/8/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 010820
Subject:
Public Invited to Attend K-9 Corner Dog Park Grand Re-Opening Ceremony
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




The public is invited to attend a grand re-opening celebration for the K-9 Corner Dog Park (906 Pacific Ave.). The festivities will be take place at noon on Thursday, Jan. 9. The newly rehabilitated park uses drought tolerant-landscaping and generates 100% of its electricity on site with solar energy and features water fountains for people and dogs, seating, evening lighting and separate areas for large and small dogs.

“The newly refurbished K-9 Corner Dog Park provides more play space and is great for our city’s dogs and their families,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Approximately $27,000 was contributed from Council District 1 one-time dedicated funds to rehabilitate the park in recent months.

Additional play space for dogs was created by removing a boardwalk path and planter area. Additional lighting to improve visibility in and around the park and drought tolerant landscaping were incorporated into the project to enhance the openness of the space. To complete the upgrades, staff installed a new decorative metal mesh fence.

“I am very glad that First District one-time dedicated funds were available to support this special place for residents who need a safe, convenient space for their dogs socialize and exercise,” said Councilwoman Mary Zendejas. “K-9 Corner Dog Park fosters a sense of community that brings people together, and my thanks to Mayor Garcia for helping bring this project to fruition.”

K-9 Corner Dog Park originally opened in September 2009, the result of a partnership between residents in the north Pine Avenue area of Long Beach, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and former Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. 

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve the quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan; provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs; maintains public marinas; and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

For more information about the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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