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Burbank’s first dog park, “The Barking Lot,” is scheduled to open later this month to the City's four-legged friends. It's a soft opening—the park will officially open next spring.
Burbank Park District’s executive director Bill Olsen said, “We are very excited as it should be completed, weather permitting, within two weeks.”
The Burbank Barking Lot is located in Commissioners Park at 77th Street and Newland Avenue. The park will be open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
The two acre fenced park is dedicated to off-leash play and contains areas for both small and large dogs—a half acre section for dogs under 30 pounds and a 1.5 acre section for dogs more than 30 pounds. The sections are separated by native prairie plants.
Planned amenities include human and dog drinking fountains, dog waste areas, benches and furnished shelters.
Work on the park will continue through the spring. "There still will be some loose ends like site furnishings to be installed," Olsen said.
Dog owners will be able to enjoy the park for free until May 2, 2016 when the Barking Lot officially opens, according to Olsen. Dog owners will need to purchase a membership after that date to access the dog park
Burbank residents may purchase a 1-year membership for $50. Non-residents may purchase a 1-year membership for $75. Memberships can be purchased at Burbank Park District offices.
Owners are required to register all dogs with the park district and must present a record of immunizations. Dogs must have current vaccinations for: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Para influenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella (kennel cough).