PALM SPRINGS — If you were to design a new dog park in this community, what features would it include and how do you envision it would look?

Now is the time to share your vision.

The Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Commission’s Dog Park encourages residents to share their ideas on preliminary designs for proposed new small and large dog parks in Demuth Park. The second in a series of community meetings will be held on Monday, Jan. 20. In addition, Commissioners are looking for input on new changes to the current park behind City Hall.

The 6 p.m. event, called “All Paws on Deck,” will be held at the Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way.

Residents will be invited to provide feedback which will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Commission to review before making recommendations to the City Council, according to Cynthia Alvarado-Crawford, director of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation.

Dog park

Dogs have fun playing in the current park behind City Hall.

“Right now Palm Springs residents have just one much-used dog park behind City Hall,” according to Crawford. “The City is well aware that a second park is needed and desired by our community and wants to hear from dog-owners about what they would like to see in Demuth Park along with feedback about how we can improve the current dog park. We encourage all users to attend.”

The Palm Springs Dog Park at 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way consists of 1.6 acres of fenced-in rolling grass with fire hydrants, dual purpose canine/human drinking fountains, picnic tables and benches made from recycled materials, solar lighting and shade structures.

Dogs run and play leash-free. There is a separate play area for small dogs. “Desert Reflections” the beautiful artistic fence, designed and built by artist Phill Evans, is double-gated for safety.

The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call (760) 323-8272.

Image Sources

  • Dogs play in the park: Facebook
  • Dog soaking up sun: Facebook