After a brief delay in constructing walkways, Paso Robles’ first offleash dog park opened Saturday.
Sherwood Dog Park, developed through local volunteers, was built on cityowned land at Scott Street and Creston Road.
The project will operate with a five-year lease with the city through the San Luis Obispo Parks Open Space & Trails Foundation’s Parks-4-Pups committee and will depend on donations. No city funds were used.
The park features about 1 acre of fenced play area for dogs, including a separate area for little dogs. There are also benches and picnic tables.
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Numerous volunteers and donors pitched in to create the space for pups in a city that doesn’t allow dogs in its public parks. The California Conservation Corps also helped build the fence, arbor and concrete water pads.
The group charges a $1 day use fee or a $25 annual fee to use the dog park. Dog owners can also sign up to be a “bark angel” volunteer to waive the day use or membership fees, organizers said.