Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fido will stay fit at the new Hermon Dog Park “agility course”

Fitness for fido | Recastle/Flickr Creative Commons 2.0

Fitness for fido | Recastle/Flickr Creative Commons 2.0

HERMON — Hermon is taking its dog park to the next level. Councilman José Huizar wants to spend $10,000 to create an “agility course” to “provide dogs with appropriate exercise and play equipment” at the off-leash Hermon Dog Park  next to the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway. It’s not clear what kind of equipment the agility course would contain but folks at the Hermon Dog Park say the Bark Park Agility Course will be the first of its kind in an L.A. city park.

Huizar, who introduced a City Council motion requesting the  transfer of  necessary funds, told City News Service that he wants the Hermon Dog Park to be “more fun for our dogs.” Said City News:

“It’s great that the dogs have a place to run around, but the agility course will provide additional exercise for the dogs, activities for the dogs,” he said. “It creates hoops and ramps and obstacles  and they are able to do more than just, ‘Hey you … go run around.’ ”

No word on whether $10,000 is all that’s needed for the agility course or when it would open if the full City Council approved the transfer. But if Hermon’s dogs get an agility course, how about crossfit training classes for cats?

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  1. Rich from Highland Park

    Unless the next “best-in-show” is being held here, I don’t see why the city should be spending this kind of money on dog toys.

    Wouldn’t that $10k be better spent on some shade at the new park on York?

  2. Woooohoooo. Go Fido, go!

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