Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Almansor dog park is put on hold

Photo by flickr user SupportPDX licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


Alhambra , CA United States

The Alhambra City Council decided to put plans for a dog park on hold, expressing concern that the project would cost too much money.

City staff estimated that building a dog park would cost $439,044. This significantly more than the federal funds that the City was planning on using, with no guarantee that the federal government would approve this use.

The City Council directed staff to turn the site for the dog park at Almansor Park, which was once the lawn bowling court for the Alhambra Bowls Club, into green space. The City would revisit this project if Measure A from Los Angeles County became available, or if another funding source were to be identified.

The City Council also asked that staff look into relaxing local laws about walking dogs in Alhambra’s parks. Currently, dogs are prohibited from these areas, even if they’re on a leash.

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply

1 thought on “Almansor dog park is put on hold”

  1. The area that was perfectly suited for lawn bowling (and very popular for many years until the city leaders broke their promise) is way too small and not appropriate for a successful dog park. Before my dog, who is a senior at age 15, started to have difficulty walking, I took her to parks frequently. In fact, we went to Garfield Park in South Pasadena less than a month ago. Like multiple parks in surrounding cities, dogs on leashes are allowed with no problems. It adds to the pleasure of going to a park. I once encountered an Alhambra parks employee at a city park who reminded me that Romi and I should not be walking inside the park, only on the sidewalk on the perimeter. During a short conversation, he admitted that in his nearly 30-year career in his position, he had never seen a dog attack another dog or a human and agreed that dogs and their owners clean up after themselves much, much better than many humans who visit for a picnic or other gathering and leave remnants of their fun everywhere, even with abundant trash cans available and convenient. I I am pleased that the city will begin to allow dogs on leashes to visit our city’s parks, an idea that I believe should have been initiated years ago. And I hope that sometime in the future, we will find a place for a really enjoyable dog park, one that has separate areas for small and large dogs, tables and benches for their families to socialize as the dogs do, trash cans and a bag dispenser at the entrance, and water for the dogs. It will have to be much larger than the area that was considered at Almansor Park, but it can be accomplished if we all put our heads together in a positive way.