Los Angeles County's first-ever off-leash dog park is scheduled to be open in June 2011 at Crescenta Valley Park, officials told residents Thursday night.
Hundreds of residents and dog lovers gathered at the Dunsmore Avenue recreational area to hear the final plans about the long-awaited park.
"I think the design is really good, and I think people will like to come here," John Klose, president of Community Volunteers for Dogs Off-leash Gathering and Socializing, also known as CV DOGS, a group that formed about three years ago to lobby for the enclosure.
The roughly 1.5-acre lot will be fenced in within the existing Crescenta Valley Park along Honolulu Avenue at a cost of $300,000, said Susan Pearson, a facilities planner with the county's Parks and Recreation Department.
"I think it's going to be really good for the community," said park supporter Adrienne Griffin.
Griffin doesn't own dogs, but she said she was thrilled about watching the pooches play in the park.