The schematic master plan for El Dorado Dog Park was unveiled on Sunday, November 16 at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was an opportunity for the community to see the vision for the future park and to donate to the effort.

The project, a collaboration between Friends of El Dorado Dog Park, Architecture For Humanity (AFH), meg rushing coffee landscape architecture & design, Studio Parti, and the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program, was to develop a schematic master plan for a “premier” dog park in Long Beach that could be used for fundraising and to gain corporate sponsorships. Once funding is secured, the plan will be developed for city approval and permitting.

The goal of the schematic master plan was to increase the size of the existing dog park to include separate activity areas for small, medium, and large dogs and to add amenities such as shade structures, drinking water stations, and agility equipment while at the same time being mindful of water conservation, tree preservation, sustainability, and maintenance.

Special thanks to UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program past and present students Stacie Preven, Elisabeth Weinstein, Anne Leis and Isabel Moritz for their invaluable help and contribution.

– written by Meg Coffee

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