The City of West Hollywood invites canine members of the community and their guardians to the opening of two new dog parks at West Hollywood Park.
The dog parks opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the north end of West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard, west of the outdoor basketball courts. The ribbon-cutting event featured brief remarks from members of the West Hollywood City Council and there will be ample opportunity for dogs to explore the new parks. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Parking will be available at the adjacent five-story Public/Park structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
“The opening of dog parks at West Hollywood Park is an exciting milestone for the progress being made on many wonderful improvements underway at the park,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. “We’re thrilled to provide a new amenity for our residents and their dogs, and we’re all looking forward to forthcoming park features, such as the Aquatic and Recreation Center, currently under construction.”
The off-leash dog parks are located on either side of West Hollywood Park’s outdoor basketball courts. The new small dog area consists of 4,250 square feet, and is located to the west of the courts; the new large dog area consists of 7,350 square feet and is located to the east of the courts. Each dog park features expanses of open space with shade trees, small mounds and turf terraces for romping, and water stations.
Implementation of improvements for Phase II of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan began in January 2017 and construction is anticipated through 2019. This phase includes the construction of a new five-level, 75,000-square-foot Aquatic and Recreation Center; a “Robertson Gardens” area with public art, new picnic areas, and an outdoor exercise circuit for adults throughout the park; and new playgrounds for children. The park will also feature an AIDS Monument, which will be located within the park’s expanded green spaces along N. San Vicente Boulevard. The park is open throughout construction and every existing park facility will remain open until after each new improvement is completed and available. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/whparkproject.
The City of West Hollywood has a history of supporting measures that promote the protection of animal rights and the City is often recognized as one of the most animal-friendly municipalities in the nation. In addition to the two new dog parks at West Hollywood Park, the City operates the William S. Hart Park and Off-Leash Dog Park located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue.