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The Silver Lake Dog Park gets relief from the heat

Four large canopies have been built at the dog park

eastside animals button smallSILVER 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.

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27 comments

  1. Ummm…. can we get some of these installed at children’s playgrounds in LA???

    Dogs before people in this city….

    • Did you read the article? Someone actually got up off the couch, organized and made this happen. If you want your playground to have shade then get out there and do it, instead of being such a reactive twit.

      • Someone actually got up off their couch, cds???? GASP! The shock; the horror.

        How do you know I and other people haven’t been trying to get better shade for playgrounds? Reactive twit: pot calling the kettle black.

        Get a life and calm down.

    • People have ‘gotten of the couch’ for SL Rec Center. Money was raised and donated years ago for Sun Shades by the local mom’s group- and has been tied up in a mess of bureaucratic excuses since. Time to get some answers/action. Good for the Dog Park too- shade for everyone.

    • Hilarious that people continue to think that it has to be one or the other…..go for it….work hard, and in a few years there can be a shade structure wherever you want too. No one is stopping you.

  2. Ummmm,…….our dogs ARE OUR CHILDREN. We have the type of children who will not require more housing to be built, will not make a huge impact on environmental resources, will not need more schools or roads to be built. I think it is OK if the dogs and the humans that love them get a little shade. As a loving parent, I am sure you understand;)

    • CHILD
      noun
      plural noun: children
      “a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.”

      A dog is not a child….it’s an animal.

      • Dickhead: noun, RubenM

        • Sorry if I hurt your feelings, but one has to distinguish the difference between a child & an animal. A dog “will not require more housing to be built, will not make a huge impact on environmental resources, will not need more schools or roads to be built” because it’s an animal. So please refrain from using the distinctive title of CHILDREN for your dogs…PETS would be more appropriate. Have a nice day!

          • THANK YOU RUBEN! Someone had to say it.

            I like dogs just about as much as I like children… which is… not much… but they are not the same thing.

            I do find it regrettable that people voice thier resentment for school funding – – your dogs lack of education ain’t going to hurt our chances at a better future … people’s children are.

            with that said – those poor dog loving suckers need some shade – happy this was done!

          • All the reasons dogs are better than children.

  3. People have ‘gotten of the couch’ for SL Rec Center. Money was raised and donated years ago for Sun Shades by the local mom’s group- and has been tied up in a mess of bureaucratic excuses since. Time to get some answers/action. Good for the Dog Park too- shade for everyone.

  4. This is great! Fantastic job, Jen Byrne! You were relentless in getting this done. More than can be said for the whiners above (Ep_Dad & RubenM).

    • Far from whining, just a reminder for all the pet owner who insist on personifying their animals.

      • I don’t have kids, I have dogs. I will call them what I want to call them.

      • Don’t you have a cave to crawl back into?

      • RubenM!
        A proper troll does not lecture and preach with an inappropriately haughty grammatical style that only serves to betray it’s author as anything but the casual average commenter and instead exposes the commenter, by it’s affected loft, as, in fact, a troll-in-training. Now I think I hear your mom calling you up for dinner. Go on. Don’t forget to turn the xbox off and close the Thesaurus. See ya around LACC, bro.

  5. The dictionary definintion of many words may be accurate but not broad enough to include ‘personal usage’. A married couple may refer to each other as “Mother” or “Father” whether or not they have children. One ‘animal’ (say a dof) can be a ‘mother’ to an animal of another species under some conditions. There may not be a spoken reference but the parenting bond is there.
    The ability to procreate does not make one a parent (as all the sad cases the social workers have to deal with show) according to standard definiations.
    Besides, if someone wants to call another being their child, what business is it of yours?

  6. Such a wonderful addition to a great dog park! Excellent work Jen Byrne!!!

    – my dog is my child, my companion, and my best friend 🙂

  7. WOW ! I wish the city would add grass . . I bet my fellow dog lovers would pay couple of dollars for a grassy dog park well maintain.

  8. What a waste of money. Dogs are animals. Fuck ’em if they can’t take the heat.

    • The same could be said for you.

    • C’est Moi,
      Tu est le retarde! Le structure du shade est pour les humans, ne l’chien pas! Mais J’alarme! Le procreation de le chien par Mousier “C’est Moi” expose votre real and disgusting nature, professor dumbass.

  9. Lol
    Dogs vs. Children debate rages on!
    All you pet owners are sooo sensitive.

    • And you revel in your insensitivity. There’s a special bond between people and their pets – and for those of us without children, our dogs and cats receive the benefit of our paternal and maternal feelings. So give it a rest, OK? There’s nothing here for you to prove.

  10. atwater white guy

    honestly the shades are a nice touch but the lack of grass makes this place a dust bowl or a mud town depending on if it’s hot or dry… Kind of a shitty dog park shade or no shade…

  11. Shade or not, that dog park stinks like 50% of the shit that never gets picked up there. Get up and walk your dog. You both need the exercise.

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