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By Jorge D Acuna, Realtor | Agent in 90280
  • Grant for Dog Park in South Gate APPROVED!

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in South Gate, Home Buying in South Gate, In My Neighborhood in South Gate  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 PM  |  756 views  |  No comments
    From a Thought to an idea to reality, South Gate is incorporating a lot of great projects to attract people to our city. Not only is the Dog park approved, We also got an approval for a shopping mall in the corner of Atlantic and Firestone Blvd.

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina has announced that work on two South Gate parks projects will now go forward as a result of two grant approvals. The city of South Gate will receive a total of $500,000 for the construction of a dog park as well as for improvements towards South Gate auditorium.

    “Money for the parks is always good,” said Paul Adams, director of Parks and Recreation for the city of South Gate, who confirmed that the city now has the money to carry out these projects in full.

    The South Gate Auditorium will receive a total of $350,000 for its enhancements, which will include a sound system, better stage lighting, video screens, a multimedia projector, and new flooring, among other things.

    The dog park will receive a total of $150,000 for 4,000 square foot off-leash dog park. New benches, a water fountain, new signs and a fence are among the additions that are said to be included in this addition.

    “Now that we have the money will be having workshops with out parks commission to determine where it should go,” said Adams

    Both South Gate Park and Hollydale Regional Park are the two candidates for the dog park.

    The grants are part of $1.8 million Prop A funds that are being extended to 5 different park projects in the first district of Los Angeles County.

    By Alejandro Lopez de haro

  • Dog Park In South Gate, Ca? Good idea or Bad Idea?

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in South Gate, Parks & Recreation in South Gate, In My Neighborhood in South Gate  |  March 23, 2012 11:08 AM  |  917 views  |  No comments

    Would Somebody please think about the Dogs? OK, so I got an idea a few weeks ago when I was door knocking looking for some Short Sales in South Gate, Ca. I noticed that every single dog I saw behind a fence was very aggressive. It seemed like they all wanted to attack. I have owned a few dogs through my years and I noticed a big change with my current four legged friend. Since he was a puppy I took him to the dog park and dog beach out in Long Beach. He learned how to socialize with other dogs and most importantly how to  respect other people. Since there aren't any activities for dogs here in South Gate, Where are we supposed to take our little friends? Our neighbor city, as well has a small section of one their parks dedicated for the dogs.. I think we are missing this in our city. We have 2 major parks, South Gate park and Hollydale Park. (People don't know this but there are even sections for Horses in Hollydale).  We also have the little "parks" along Southern. I'm sure we could squeeze in some gates for our "best friends". I lived in Long Beach for about 4 years and I noticed Dog Parks/beach are a great way to meet new people and get your dogs a good workout. A tired dog is a Good dog. I learned a lot from living there, All down 2nd st. there are dog bowls outside of every single store/restaurant. People are encouraged to walk their pets and take them to the beach.
     A new dog park would be a great way to bring this community closer. We could have events and special training. There could be dog b-day parties there and I'm sure some Networking as well. We Have to start when our dogs are puppies because its hard (but possible) to teach a old dog new tricks. South Gate has done a lot of new and exciting things to the city, like our Soccer center at South Gate park and the batting cages. They have set up some "parks" along southern with swing sets for our kids.  To a lot of people, their pets are a major part of their family. Its Time to start to take them into consideration.

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