The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the much-anticipated El Dorado Hills dog park on July 24.
The park will be the second dog park on the western slope; the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the opening of its first park, the Hacienda Dog Park in Cameron Park, late last year.
The dog park will be located in the El Dorado Hills Community Park — 2 acres located at the north end adjacent to the soccer field at El Dorado Hills Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive.
The location is shaded beneath an oak canopy and will include both a large and small dog park.
The El Dorado Hills Community Services District allocated approximately $100,000 over several years for the project.
“We are elated that our proposed dog park in El Dorado Hills as finally been approved,” said El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis. “It has been an important project in the works since 2006 when it was identified that a dog park was needed in El Dorado Hills. After the required 10-day waiting period has passed with no noted challenges or opposition, then we will plan a groundbreaking event with our essential park partners for the project, the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild. Once the project is started, we would project a completion date of 60-days outward, or towards the beginning of autumn.”
The project doesn’t need approval by the county Board of Supervisors since no special permits are needed. The perimeter fence will be less than 6 feet high and soil grading will be less than 250 cubic yards.
EDDOG is a 501[c]3 institution and is raising funds for amenities such as benches and water fountains. Residents and businesses are encouraged to purchase memorial bricks to place at the entrance. Direct donations may also be made by visiting EDDOG.org. Project updates may also be found at eldoradohillscsd.org.