SILVER LAKE — The Silver Lake Dog Park was closed this afternoon as workers rushed to finish preparing the grounds around newly installed canopies that will be dedicated on Saturday.
The project has been in the works for more than two years, with Jen Byrne of the Silver Lake Dog Park Assoc. spearheading the effort to bring some relief from the heat and sun to the popular dog park. “Mars looks like it has more shade than this place,” Byrne told The Eastsider in a 2012 interview.
The canopies are composed of a green fabric that is stretched across large metal beams and posts. The structures were designed to be supported by two posts instead of four, which reduces the risk of dogs and people running into the posts.
The dedication and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.