Past Special Events for 2013

"New dog park, Hacienda Park, Cameron Park. Video shot by Lynn Morse. What a great day to be a DOG!"


Hacienda Park, Cameron Park Drive/Hacienda Road, Cameron Park

We are beyond excited! After negotiations with fence contractors over the summer and counting every last penny from our fund raising efforts to construct the fence at Hacienda Park, the real deal came through within days. The anticipation of reaching our goal to build the first off-leash park on the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains was palpable! At 8 am on Monday, November 11th, the crew of Golden State Fence Company, Inc. was at Hacienda Park with their auger turning, ready to start digging. By 9:15 am, half of the post holes had been dug, and by 4 pm, two days' worth of work was complete ... all holes dug, posts placed and cemented in.

So many years of reviewing the site plan on a piece of paper which depicted the small and large dog park areas, whose perimeters we walked so many times, checking and rechecking, to finally be standing on the grass in the middle of the large dog park yesterday and seeing the fence fabric in place, with EDDOGs' dream being realized - well, it was surreal. That was a long sentence but the park has been a long time coming! The fences & double gates were completed on Friday and it was time for... PAWS ON THE GROUND!

There is still much to do (see below) but at least you will be able to toss those leashes and let your dogs run free!

There are so many people to thank by name, as this has been a project eight years in the making. So, to avoid missing a single person in the rush to broadcast this good news we shall save the roses for another newsletter and for our celebration - an official grand opening that EDDOG is planning for the Spring.

You are all, big and small, invited to the party! Click on the photo to see a video clip of the park....

Play clip of dogs in the new park.

Thank you to Golden State Fence Company, Inc. that gave us such a fabulous deal with superior product and an amazingly efficient work crew. And thank you to Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD) for their partnership over the years, local businesses who made donations to our many fundraisers and park infrastructure materials, Eagle Scouts for their many hours of dedicated work, our volunteers who have helped at so many events and to the EDDOG Board members, past and present, for their hard work, tenacity and endurance. Finally, thank YOU, all who are reading this, for your wonderful support.

EDDOG President, Holly Morrison, who deserves garlands of roses, said recently: "We began this project when most of the dogs of the core group of founders were mere pups. While those same canines are now mostly grey in their muzzles and may not move as fast as they used to, our extended family has grown to include ALL the pups in the community. We are thrilled that they will be able to play together in the safe and lovely environment of Hacienda Park. Please come and share this special place with us!"

El Dorado Hills Update - Another park on the way!

Progress on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) dog park at Community Fields is also proceeding smoothly. The El Dorado County Planning Department required certain elements to be completed as part of the review/approval process. A noise assessment study and a soils test, to address any concerns over sound and naturally occurring asbestos, have both been successfully completed with favorable results. The Special Use Permit revision request is being sent to the Planning Commission as an agenda item. Construction is planned for Spring 2014 in conjunction with athletic field renovations to consolidate costs and minimize disruption of community enjoyment of the park. Stay tuned!!

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Applebee's Fundraiser was a big success!

Pancake fundraiser at ApplebeesMany people joined EDDOG for a delicious pancake breakfast to help raise money for the off-leash dog park fencing!
The donations of only $10/ticket went go directly to the fence fund.

This was a great fundraiser... with the breakfast as a bonus.

Reds, Whites & Jewels Event

In partnership with the Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD), EDDOG will once again participate in the upcoming event fundraiser, 'Reds, Whites & Jewels', scheduled for Saturday February 02, 2013. EDDOG is hosting a regional wine tasting at the event with all donations going to the non-profit's effort to build the first off-leash dog park in El Dorado County in Cameron Park at Hacienda Park. Please come out and support the volunteers who will be offering refreshing Mimosa's, Starbucks coffee and tasty locally produced El Dorado County red & white wines. Come bid on fabulous silent auction gift baskets and gift certificates from local retailers!Jewels

EDDOG is accepting donations of local wines. If you would like to donate a bottle or help out the day of the event, please email us at or call 530.676.9699 to make arrangements.

This is a fun event featuring many local jewelry designers. There is no event entry fee.

Please come and support our fundraising efforts!

What: "Reds, Whites & Jewels"
When: Saturday, February 02, 2013
What time: 11 AM- 4 PM
Where: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park

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the Park!

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