DIRTY DOGS is proud to announce that the Cardiff Dog Park finally reopened on September 30th to a line of more than a dozen eager, local dogs (and their owners!) It had been closed since early August undergoing some much needed improvements. It sits on a shared space with a children’s garden at the northwest corner of George Berkich Park at Cardiff Elementary School.
Today as you look at the Cardiff dog park, the scene is almost unrecognizable. Dirty Dogs supported a team of local residents in the updating of the facility. More than 200 feet of new fence was installed to give the park a defined perimeter complete with a double-gated entry point and secure entrances. The dirt and wood chips were replaced with fresh grass and a conservation-minded irrigation system. There is even a designated sand box that gives the dogs a place to dig, which several dogs have already enthusiastically tested.
Local residents, school board members and businesses are raving about the new park. Eleanor Musick, a local resident and project lead is thrilled about the new facilities: “It has been an incredible amount of work, supported by some amazing volunteers, many who spent multiple weekends, sometimes eight or more hours a day, tearing down the old garden, digging trenches, leveling ground and preparing the area for installation of sod, and transporting materials to, and debris from the project. Our wonderful volunteers and very generous donors have a lot to be proud of. “
Jill Vinson, Superintendent of the Cardiff School District, is thrilled about the dog park updates and the collaborative efforts by the local community. “Cardiff School District is grateful for the support and involvement of local business DIRTY DOGS and our Cardiff residents and neighbors in helping realize the expansion of the dog park and school garden on our Cardiff School campus,” said Vinson. “Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this very special project that benefits the children and dogs of our wonderful community.”
The Cardiff dog park will be having a grand opening party on October 21st from 1-4 pm. The event will mark the official grand opening of the park and will include food, drinks, dog treats and more. It will be a great opportunity for people from all over north county San Diego to experience the wonderful, dog-friendly community of Cardiff.
The dog park could not have been completed without the generous contributions of the Cardiff community. Dirty Dogs helped fund the construction of the fence and labor as well as promoted the brick sales by offering free U-DO-IT dog washes to everyone who purchased a brick.