Friday, October 28, 2016

Raise your paw if you want a Boyle Heights dog park

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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  1. Yes! We desperately need one

  2. go for it! good idea

  3. Woof, woof! Yes, yes!

  4. Yes! we really need one!

  5. Why do we need dog parks? Boyle Heights residents let their dogs run wild in the streets, and no one does anything about it.

    • That’s why dog parks are needed… This would be an example of “do[ing] something about it.” I hope you were just trying to be funny.

  6. Alejandro godinez

    Pico Aliso park good spot for dogs…woof woof

  7. I’m not sure about a dog park, then people will be more irresponsible and leave their dogs there to get rid of them, them 90% of these people don’t even spay or neuter their animals

  8. Pinches Perros Cagones

    Dumb idea. Jobs should take precedence over dog parks. Boyle Heights needs new and different types of businesses, new jobs (y no mamen con los pinches .99 stores), and parking for the businesses. We need our neighborhoods to be alive at day and night.

  9. There a piece of land. But MTA PROPERTY! IT BIG ENOUGH FOR A POCKET PARK AND A ARE gorgeous dogs.but nooooo they want to build more housing!?!..I have been requesting a park yhere, it would go very nicely with the EVERGREEN Jogging Path !!!!!!. But they say housing. But the land is rated for Comercial Property So????

  10. UGH god!!!! Please nooooooo more poo parks for the gentrification fencers to leave their new hip house and walk to the dog park with their hip leash….. BROTHER!!!! get over it GRINGOS……. take your gentrifcation fences, coffee shops and POO parks and go back to SF, Seattle and NY!!!

  11. The comments on here are ridiculous. How about the Latino dog owners who also want to look out for their pets? Stop being so narrow minded to think that anything you don’t care for = gentrification.

    What ever happened with this anyways? My guess is the idea didn’t go far?

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