During Patch's with Mayor William Brien, who was vice mayor at the time, the subject of a dog park in Beverly Hills came up.
Brien said that the city was still discussing plans to build a designated space for dogs:
We’re still talking about that. I actually wanted to try, as a trial, a dog park in an enclosed field at La Cienega [Park] just in the summer when the fields are not really in use—the baseball field. The big one. Because it’s totally enclosed.
I thought that that would be a great place to try it and see how it worked. You have a closed, controlled environment that’s a pretty large space. There were some reasons why the Recreation and Parks Commission didn’t like that idea. Some of the people on that commission are very big into trying to find that dog park. So we’re looking.
Back in July 2011, the Recreation and Parks Commission had as the leading location for an off-leash dog park in Beverly Hills.
Since then a dog park has yet to be established in town. Residents looking for a place to take their pooch do have one nearby option with the new Westfield Century City mall dog park. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is this Saturday and will feature raffles ("ruff-les"), cupcakes and "pup-cakes," and other giveaways. Click for more information.
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