POOCH met with the City of Pasadena to work towards resodding of the small and large areas, install hand sanitizers, and move the trash receptacles.
The company behind the Rapid Bath infomercial filmed at the park in February has graciously donated funds for a shade shelter; POOCH is purchasing a second shelter. Both will be installed (fingers crossed) by summer.
[July] Keep Moving
“No Parking” definitely means just that. Tickets are being issued for parking in the cul-de-sac.
[July] Sod Spraying
The city occasionally sprays the dog park with herbicides and pesticides. They coordinate the spraying with the mowing schedule, so that when the area is closed for mowing they can follow immediately with the necessary spraying. The city closes the area until all sprays have dried.
“Fortunately,” says Mike Monroe, the Parks Supervisor, “the need to spray should be rare, about once every three months for basic weed control and only as needed for fungus and insect control. In the unlikely event we need to deviate from the schedule (such as for an extreme fungus outbreak that could kill the turf in a day or two), we’ll provide as much advance notice as possible to the public of a pending or immediate closure.”