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Diamond Bar's Bark Park to Open Saturday

The opening ceremony kicks of at 1 p.m.

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.

 

 

 

Tricia November 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Yay! I'm so excited!
Ray Russell November 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Is it finished? Earlier in week it didnt look like it would be finished in time for this week end.
Melanie C. Johnson (Editor) November 17, 2012 at 06:05 AM
I hope so Ray. No one told me they canceled the opening. :-)
Ray Russell November 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I was there late yesterday, and they were putting final action to finish. My two dogs even got to try out the small dog enclosure for a few minutes. While I have been critical about the park, I have been looking forward to its opening. As a person with limited mobility it will be a great place for me to take my dogs for exercise and socialization.

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