BOYLE HEIGHTS — There are plenty of dogs but no off-leash dog parks in Boyle Heights. That could change, however, under a proposal now before the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council that calls for turning empty lots into neighborhood dog parks.
Neighborhood council member Marisol Sanchez said the proposal comes after hearing several residents express the need for an off-leash dog park. Ideally, two dog parks – one located on the east side side and the other on the west side of Boyle Heights – would be created out of empty lots, she said.
The proposal to create a pair of dog parks remains in the very early stages, and no sites have been identified. The agenda for tonight’s neighborhood council meeting includes a motion calling on Councilman Jose Huizar and the Recreation and Parks Department to create a dog park.
“Together with Huizar’s office, we want to ensure this project comes through, considering it’s an immediate need and interest of the community,” Sanchez said.
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