A planned dog park in Diamond Bar has an opening date.
City Manager Jim DeStefano said at the Diamond Bar City Council meeting Tuesday night that construction on the "Bark Park" continues to make progress and the grand opening is set for 1 p.m. on Nov. 17.
The update came just before the council voted 4-0 to authorize the city manager to spend no more than $48,100 on fencing and curb work for the park. Councilman Steve Tye was absent.
The city awarded a bid to Dunn's Fence to do the work, as the company is on the approved vendor's list. Under Diamond Bar's purchasing ordinance, however, the city manager is only allowed to spend $25,000 without prior authorization from the city council.
The vote enabled DeStefano to exceed that in this case.
The dog park project had some initial delays before getting back on track.
Diamond Bar had wanted to open it in August, but the project stalled when the contractor had to be replaced because the company was unable to secure the proper bonds needed to begin the project.
On Aug. 24, the Diamond Bar City Council awarded a $103,941 contract to Torres Construction, Inc., enabling the project to move forward once again.
Crews will be installing an 8-foot-wide walkway that will lead from Pantera Park to the adjacent dog park property.
Plans include two enclosures, a 19,400-square-foot area for small dogs less than 25 pounds, the other a 39,400-square-foot area for large dogs 25 pounds or larger.