May 5, 2012
Kevin Becker, in the white T-shirt, is shown hard at work with Family and friends on the future off-leash dog park at Hacienda Park. In this photo, taken Saturday May 5, 2012, they can be seen pouring cement pads on which restored stone picnic benches will be placed, up and out of the mud. Kevin is one of two scouts working to earn their Eagle Scout badges. Kevin's project involves stump grinding, trenching 1500 feet, laying the same amount of pvc irrigation and electrical line, rototilling, soil amendment and spreading 200 lbs of grass seed on what will be the large dog park area. Kevin's Father, Terry Becker, in the blue T-shirt and Tina Becker, Kevin's Mother, in the pink shirt, assist in managing Kevin's project and provide support for the volunteers.
Austin Mangelson, the second Eagle Scout candidate, will create 2 signs; a dog bone shaped 'fundraising thermometer' which will be placed on the corner of Cameron Park Drive and Hacienda Road and another with all of the dog park rules. Additionally, he will plot, plant and provide irrigation for 18 new trees. The trees are part of the El Dorado County oak mitigation program and will replace the canopy from the 13 dead and dying oak trees that were removed at the beginning of the park construction.
The project, on land provided by the Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD), is sponsored and funded by the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild(EDDOG). To donate funds to complete the park, volunteer or provide sponsorship for EDDOG, please visit www.eddog.org, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530.676.9699.
February 3, 2012
Update on El Dorado Hills off-leash dog park. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors voted 4-0 last Thursday to approve the grading of the designated small & large dog parks at the Community Park. This will be a big boost to moving forward with fundraising! In addition, a bridge construction was approved which will allow dogs and walkers to cross New York Creek, avoiding having to walk on St. Andrews Road to get to the parks. All access will be from the large parking lot. Very happy with the progress!
Want to help spread the word in El Dorado Hills? Come to our monthly membership meetings...1st Wednesday of the month, upstairs in the Community Room, Nugget Market, El Dorado Hills, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All Welcome! Holly Morrison-EDDOG President and Chairperson
December 22, 2010
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August 29, 2010
Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Community Services Districts each have allocated city land for the exclusive use as off-leash dog parks due to the concerted efforts on the part of EDDOG volunteers!
Land was officially approved for an off–leash dog park in Cameron Park in January 2008 and for El Dorado Hills in February 2009. Cameron Park was granted the Hacienda Park, approximately .55 acre of land, and 1.75 acres for El Dorado Hills. The establishment of the location of these dog parks has required cooperation between residents and local government. Further work to complete these projects will continue to require cooperation between local residents and government to be able to complete these goals to open the dog parks.
So far, EDDOG has been allocated $5,000 for Cameron Park and $50,000 for El Dorado Hills by working closely with the Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD) and El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD). The latter is in the process of obtaining design plans for the construction of the El Dorado Hills Dog Park at Community Park.
In 2010, EDDOG began to leverage social networking sites to further reach out and engage the community, local businesses, and common interest groups to help towards reaching its goal and fundraising efforts.