In 2017, the Rancho Cucamonga City Council began the process of updating the Central Park Master Plan to create a vision for the remaining park space. The master plan, which was adopted in 2020, identified smaller, buildable section ranging in size from 3 to 10 acres that are comprised of financially responsible amenities within each segment. During this process, the community identified a dog park as one of the top "passive facilities" for Central Park. Using this feedback, the City designated a 4.4-acre site at Central Park for a future dog park. In 2019, the City was awarded a grant from the State of California in the amount of $3 million. The funding was specifically requested for the construction of the dog park because it is one of the smaller segments of the overall master plan, and many of the components will be useful for future improvements to Central Park.

 

1.1. ABOUT THE DOG PARK

The conceptual design for the dog park will potentially include the following elements:

  • Three, 1/2-acre dog interaction areas, separated by fencing to created separate ares for smaller dogs, larger dogs and to leave areas off limits for maintenance.
  • Shade structures, with tables and seating
  • Water fountains for dogs and owners
  • Seating areas
  • Amenities and furnishings that will create a healthy, interactive and social experience for dogs and owners.
  • Area signage, as needed
  • Parking lot
  • Lighting for dog interaction areas, pedestrian lighting, parking lot lighting
  • Dog-friendly landscraping with proper irrigation
  • Waste receptacles and pet waste stations
  • Reconfiguration of the intersection of Base Line Road and Spruce to allow for entrance to the dog park,including sidewalk improvements.