Dog Park Improvements Gain Momentum

Photo courtesy of Silver Lake Recreation Center Facility Director Gordon Dupree

The newly-formed Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Dog Park Ad Hoc Committee reports maintenance and improvements for the popular Silver Lake Dog Park are underway. According to Mary D. Rodriguez, Silver Lake field deputy for the office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, on February 27, grading took place to repair erosion from heavy rains and wild rye grasses were planted along the perimeter fence of Silver Lake Boulevard to prevent dirt from running onto the sidewalk. In addition, on March 6, four new concrete tables will be added under existing shade cloths and concrete, dog bone-shaped benches are expected to be installed in about six weeks. The Department of Recreation and Parks also plans to plant new shade trees, upon approval, and implement additional upgrades. The SLNC Ad Hoc Committee is working closely with Silver Lake Rec Center Facility Director Gordon Dupree and CD13 to improve the dog park, which was a top concern of survey takers in the Loyola Marymount University Center for Urban Resilience Reservoir Complex Study, released today.