As of Monday morning, half of of the 60 respondents so far to our poll on where a dog park should be in Alhambra supported the creation of an off-leash park within an existing local park, and nearly a quarter said it should be in an independent location. Almansor Park remains the most popular suggestion from readers, but Alhambra Park is gaining popularity.
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Originally posted 3.30.12
A dog-friendly park is in the near future, Alhambra city officials maintain.
“We’ve been getting a lot of requests, and rightly so," Alhambra City Manager Julio Fuentes said at Monday night's meeting. "We all have our pets and we want them to be healthy and happy, so let's see what we can come up with.”
Alhambra will soon begin surveying other communities about maintaining parks that allow canines, city officials revealed. (An Alhambra law, dating back to the 1970s, bars dogs from entering all the public parks in the city, even while kept on a leash.) A crucial question regarding creation of a dog park remains size, according to Fuentes. "We can afford to do it, it’s just finding a location that’s large enough so that the smaller dogs can have their space, as well as the larger dogs. We’re looking at a couple of locations,” he said. “We want to be as dog friendly as we can.”
We asked Alhambra Source readers what they thought was a solution to the dog park issue in Alhambra, and most of the 28 respondents so far supported the creation of an off-leash park within an existing local park. Almansor Park is by far the most popular suggestion from readers. Fuentes, however, said Almansor is not a good option because it is an “active park, ”meaning that most of it is dedicated to a wide variety of activities and sports.
If you have not already participated in our survey about where to place a dog park, you can put your responses below. We will share comments and the results.