After 11 years of fundraising and working with the City of Culver City, The Friends of the Culver City Dog Park are pleased to announce the culmination of their dreams – the dream to build a Dog Park in Culver City has been completed.
Through a generous donation by Nantworks, the Boneyard’s new neighbor, the Dog Park now has beautiful security lights to illuminate the Park in the evenings. Dogs and their owners will be able to use the Park from dawn to 10:00 p.m. every day.
“We are so happy to see this final piece of the puzzle fall into place for the Dog Park”, said Vicki Daly Redholtz, Chair of the Friends. “We have been working for the last several years to not only bring lights to the Park but to ensure that the lights are maintained and the electrical costs are met for many years to come”.
In February, at a future City Council meeting, the Friends of the Culver City Dog Park will present to the City a check for $35,000 to be used for the lighting for many years to come. “We estimate that this contribution should take care of these needs for at least the next 25 years”, opined Ms. Daly Redholtz.
The Culver City Dog Park was a dream to reality project of the Friends of the Culver City Dog Park (FCCDP), a community based non-profit organization, in cooperation with the City of Culver City. With a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, dormant and polluted land was reclaimed and decontaminated. Donations to the Friends provided the funds to complete the city-owned Park, which opened in April, 2006. A subsequent Grant from the County of Los Angeles was used to enhance the Park’s grounds and services.
The Friends of the Culver City Dog Park is proud of its fundraising work to bring the Park to the community. This Park illustrates premier example of a cooperative partnering of individuals, private organizations, businesses and City, County and Federal government agencies.
The Culver City Dog Park is located on Leash Lane at Duquesne Avenue one block north of Jefferson Boulevard and is open daily from dawn to 10:00 p.m. .For more information on Friends of the Culver City Dog Park, visit www.culvercitydogpark.org