Diamond Bar residents will get the long-awaited answer to the question "Who let the dogs out?" this weekend.
The city plans to cut the "ceremonial leash" on the Bark Park Saturday. The event at Pantera Park kicks off at 1 p.m.
The ceremony will start with brief remarks from Mayor Ling-Ling Chang, according to the city's website. The first 100 attendees are expected to receive a "doggie bag" that includes pet-themed giveaways and coupons for local dog-related goods and services.
The Bark Park at Pantera is on a 1.35-acre parcel located at 738 Pantera Drive. 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.
Additional amenities include an Americans with Disability Act accessible walkway leading to park, a drinking fountain with pet bowl, park benches, trash receptacles, and complimentary doggie waste bags.
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.
After opening day, the park hours of operation will be the same as other parks in the city. The Bark Park will be available for use daily a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset.
For more information, visit www.diamondbarca.gov/dogpark or call 909-839-7055.