Menifee's Dog Park Seeks to Add Fresh Water

The flood control basin at Aldergate Park has been a popular destination for locals with dogs, with its large grassy expanse and fenced per...

Menifee's Dog ParkThe flood control basin at Aldergate Park has been a popular destination for locals with dogs, with its large grassy expanse and fenced perimeter. Even though it was never designated as a dog park, Valley Wide Parks & Recreation, which owns the basin has welcomed residents and their dogs there, and has even gone so far as to provide a poop-bag dispenser.

But aside from that, problems still exist.

A committee of dog owners known as the "Dog Park Committee" wants to put in a fresh water faucet. Currently, dog owners fill up bowls at the park's restroom, and then carry the water over to the dog park.

The committee has had talks with Valley-Wide Recreation to put in a fresh water line feeding off of the existing line near the restroom.

Valley-Wide Recreation has generously agreed to pay for half of the cost of installation, if the Dog Park Committee can provide the other half, which will be approximately $2,500.

To help explore ways to raise these funds, the Dog Park Committee is holding a brainstorming meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm. This meeting is open to the public and all residents are invited. The meeting will be held inside the Dog Park so attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs if they like. Seating is limited, so it is recommended to bring your own chair.

The committee will also discuss other ways to improve the dog park, including adding double-gate entry, and mesh-fencing to keep small dogs from squeezing through the wrought iron fence.

Menifee Dog Park Group Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 6:30pm
Location: Aldergate Park

See the agenda linked below...
http://www.menifee247.com/menifee-dog-park-agenda-05-2009.pdf

Directions: Aldergate Park, which is located at the N/W corner of Aldergate Dr. and Menifee Rd., (Just one mile North of Newport Rd.)

You can e-mail the Dog Park Group at menifeedogpark@verizon.net for more information or to be notified of future updates and events.

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