White Rock goes to the dogs
White Rock’s mayor had a few choice words to share at Friday’s opening of the city’s first official dog park.
“Woof,” Wayne Baldwin said with a grin, as he welcomed about 10 dogs and their respective owners to the new facility.
Created in Ruth Johnson Park (14600 North Bluff Rd.), between the Mel Edwards building and the playground, the off-leash site was determined through consultation with interested parties, including some who have lobbied the city for such a facility for months.
Amenities of the 37,000-square-foot fenced park include a doggy-bag dispenser and a board where visitors can post messages.
Eva Hompoth, who has been a vocal advocate of such a park, was among guests invited to share in the occasion Friday.
“It’s just wonderful,” she told Peace Arch News of what the city created.
Baldwin predicted the park will be “a big hit.”
“This works really well – the dogs seem to really enjoy it, and hopefully we all will, too.”
The park is estimated to cost the city $20,000-25,000.
– Tracy Holmes & Nick Greenizan