By Staff Reports
(Adelanto)— To say that Richardson Park in Adelanto is going to the dogs might be an overstatement. But on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. until noon dogs and their owners will celebrate the opening of the High Desert’s third dog park co-located at Richardson Park adjacent to City Hall.
“We are so excited for our residents and their pets to have a place where they both can enjoy the outdoors in a designated location,” said City Manager Cindy Herrera. “We want this ribbon cutting to be special and in addition to a free barbeque there will be a variety of vendors, information and plenty of giveaways.” A variety of community organizations will be present providing information for all pet owners, including:
- Paw Spa
- VCA Mesa Animal Hospital
- Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation sponsored by the Mojave Water Agency
- SCE HD Regional Partnership
- San Bernardino HHHW
- Don’t Trash Our Desert
- The City of Victorville (Environmental)
- Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL), which will provide free microchips for the
first 50 visitors and charge $10.00 thereafter.
The Dog Park, along with all parks in the City of Adelanto will be open to the public between the hours of 7:00 a.m. until dusk (sunset). A set of 16 rules is posted at the park that details conditions that all dogs and owners must meet to use the park.
A Friends of Paws program has been created to help raise funds to maintain the park and one fund raiser is currently underway. “For a minimum $50 dollar donation, a 4 inch x 8 inch brick will be laid at the park. Each brick can have two lines inscribed with up to 16 characters on each line,” said Herrera. Anyone wishing to order a brick may do so by visiting the city’s website at: http://www.ci.adelanto.ca.us/index.asp?SEC=190B8B22-8DE6-4795-B2AF-62F84DA58A1A&Type=B_BASIC
Completion of the dog park is the result of donations made by several private companies including the largest, a $25,000 donation from the Ray Pryke Foundation. “It’s this kind of public/private partnership that shows a strong spirit of cooperation in Adelanto,” said Mayor Rich Kerr. “Our goal is to ultimately develop a second dog park in the south end of the city,” said Kerr. Other companies donating product include Burrtec Waste Industries for the mulch and JT Construction for the concrete sidewalk.
Adelanto’s dog park becomes the third dog park in the High Desert, along with locations at the Town of Apple Valley’s Civic Center and Hesperia’s Lime Street Park.
The ribbon cutting and community barbeque will take place Saturday, December 17 from 9 a.m. until noon rain or shine. For more information contact City Manager Cindy Herrera at (760) 246-2300 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mayor Rich Kerr at (760) 246-2300 or by email at: email@example.com.