The fanciest dog park in the county has just been approved. Beverly Hills, longing for years to have a place for their upper-crust pooches to play, has just given the green light to its first-ever dog park, on a site at Alden Drive and Foothill Road. Of course, this being an exclusive neighborhood, there are rules. The use of the dog park will be "limited to Beverly Hills residents and businesses" and to guests of hotels in Bev Hills. Dogs have to be licensed, or have proof that they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered, says the Beverly Hills Courier.
In response to concerns from an adjacent synagogue, the entrance will be moved from Alden to Foothill, and landscaping and a wall will be added along the east side of the part to hopefully tamp down any barking. With security being of the highest priority, there will be an on-duty ranger for the first six months, as well as closed-circuit television cameras that can monitor the goings-on at the park, which is expected to be open from 8 am to 8 pm.
The BH City Council also voted to hire RTK Architects to design the park and the plan is for shade structures, trees, benches, "clean-up amenities," and water fountains for both humans and dogs, as well as double-gated entry. But first, the soil at the site will have to be cleaned up, since it's contaminated with arsenic "from previous uses."
· Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Will Have A Dog Park! [BHC]
· Beverly Hills is Getting Its First Dog Park and It's Going to Be Super Exclusive [Curbed LA]