June 11, 2013

Hacienda Park Update

We are really, really close to meeting our goal of $45,000 that will allow us to purchase and install the fencing! The first off-leash dog park on the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in El Dorado County, is within our reach!

Approximately 0.55 of an acre within Hacienda Park, off Cameron Park Drive and Hacienda Road, will accommodate large dogs and small dogs in separate areas where they can run free. It is a lovely park with a canopy of old oaks providing an attractive natural landscape during all seasons of the year and welcome shade during the heat of summer. I t is a perfect location in Cameron Park for county residents and their canines to socialize with one another, just enjoy a quiet stroll among the trees or commune with nature while the dogs sniff the grass!

The establishment of this location required cooperation between both residents and local government - Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD). Through the efforts of EDDOG volunteers and scouts in the community our dream is being realized.

Expanse of decomposed granite spread beneath the trees
Expanse of decomposed granite spread beneath the trees

There is still work to be done. We need to identify funds to provide waste dispenser stations, drinking fountains and perhaps a bulletin board to keep everyone informed of dog park activities. CPCSD Parks Superintendent, Paul Ryan, has solicited bids from regional contractors for the labor and materials to build the fence, with a closing date of June 21st, 2013. Once a bid is accepted the work should be completed within three weeks! So, we are are really, really close to opening the park this summer!

Hacienda Park December 2012

Best friends taking a stroll together...
Best friends taking a stroll together...
Neighbors greeting neighbors
Neighbors greeting neighbors
New oak trees looking good!
New oak trees looking good!
   
   
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