On October 25 a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Lime Street Park in Hesperia for the new dog park.
The expenditure of $5000 was authorized by the Hesperia Park District board for to construct an off-leash park on a half-acre of underused area at Lime Street Park. The money was used for fencing, equipment and signs.
Dogs now have a place to exercise and socialize, dog parks and owners have a place to take their dogs and prevent off-leash animals from interfering with other park users, joggers, small children and those who may be afraid of dogs.
This is the second park of its kind in the area; the first dog park in the area was designated within Civic Center Park in Apple Valley.
The dog park is separated into two areas: one for small dogs under 25 lbs. and another for large dogs 25 lbs. and over. Each area has a watering station, access to a pet waste station, and a bench for owners to sit in the shade and watch their dogs.
The District has posted dog park rules along with etiquette to help park to make sure that all users enjoy their visit. Some of the rules include:
Dog owners must carry a leash for each dog at all times; dogs must wear collars with current license; owners must pick up dog waste; only two dogs per adult; no dogs in heat allowed; dogs must be older than four months; all vaccinations must be current and animals must be free of disease; no dog or human food allowed in area; ,
The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, at Lime Street Park, 16292 Lime Street, Hesperia.