Adelanto Invites Community to Dog Park Grand Opening Celebration

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ADELANTO – With only two other dog parks in the High Desert, it is no wonder why the City of Adelanto is ecstatic about the opening of the new dog park at Richardson Park. The grand opening will include a celebration you will not want to miss including a free barbecue, giveaways, vendors, and more. “We are so excited for our residents and their pets to have a place where they both can enjoy the outdoors in a designated location,” said City Manager Cindy Herrera.

The ribbon-cutting of the third dog park in the High Desert, and the very first for the City of Adelanto, will be on Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Both dogs and their people will be invited to celebrate at Richardson Park located on the northeast corner of Highway 395 and Air Expressway.

Expected to attend are with information giveaways and more are:


Paw Spa

VCA Mesa Animal Hospital

Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation sponsored by the Mojave Water Agency


SCE HD Regional Partnership

San Bernardino HHHW

Don’t Trash Our Desert

The City of Victorville (Environmental)

The Victor Valley Animal Protection League will be offering free microchips for the first 50 visitors, and for only $10 for all others. The Dog Park will carry the same hours as City of Adelanto parks, which is 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Rules for the use of the Dog park are posted. A Friends of Paws program will be raising funds to help maintain the park, the first fundraiser, for the small $50 or higher donation will give you a permanently placed 4 X 8” brick with up to two inscribed lines (up to 16 characters per line) the will be laid at the park. If you wish to order a brick you can do so here.

Donations from private companies made the dog park possible including a $25,000 donation from the Ray Pryke Foundation.  “It’s this kind of public/private partnership that shows a strong spirit of cooperation in Adelanto,” said Mayor Rich Kerr.“Our goal is to ultimately develop a second dog park in the south end of the city,” said Kerr. Product to help make the Dog Park possible and/or beautify it came from Burrtec, who donate mulch and JT Construction who donated the concrete sidewalk.

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