San Diego Balboa Park Dog Park is Getting a Makeover Soon

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Tucker Doodle and Bootsie Doodle check out the tree planting volunteer sign at Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park in Balboa Park.

Do you love all the local dog parks that San Diego has to offer, but wish some of them were a bit… nicer-looking? Perhaps with a little less dirt and a little more shade, for dogs and humans alike? Well, I have good news for you!

Nate’s Point Dog Park in Balboa Park, San Diego received a $20,000 donation from Beneful as part of the brand’s Dream Dog Park Project. It will be presented on Tuesday, January 26, when the Balboa Park Conservancy, the City of San Diego, and the Beneful team will be working together to make improvements. More than 30 volunteers will be helping out at this dog park event, which starts at 10:30 am. Some of their beautification efforts will include planting new trees, and adding fences around the trees to protect them while they grow large enough to provide shade for visitors.

 

san diego dog parkBesides Tuesday’s park improvements, this $20,000 donation from the Beneful team will also be used for additional dog park improvements to Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park, many of which have been on the park’s to-do list. This is all a part of the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project, “a program created to help bring new dog parks to life or improve existing ones through a combination of financial support, hands-on volunteerism and shared dog park expertise.”

 

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My dog Tawny isn’t social enough for dog parks, but she enjoys watching the fun at Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park, from this wall on Laurel St.

The Nate’s Point website describes more details about the dog park’s improvement plan. Some of the items on their list include more disabled access, turf management so the park stays nicer than a dirt field, a small dog area, and possible lighting for night use. All improvements have to be approved by the Balboa Park Committee and San Diego City Planning, but feel free to contact Nate’s Point nonprofit organization with additional ideas to make this park even better.

If you want to check out the park improvements in progress, or stop by in the next few weeks to see the results, here’s that info for you again:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
E
vent begins at 10:30 a.m.
Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park in Balboa Park

2500 Balboa Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
At the corner of Laurel and Balboa Drive

If you are interested in volunteering on January 26 to help plant trees and install fencing, you can sign up between 10 and 10:30am on that day, and email volunteers@balboapark.org with any questions.

I would love to see any photos or read any comments you have about Nate’s Point, from the before, during, or after improvements, to include in my “after” event blog post. Please send them to info@fetchlight.com by January 28.

(Full disclosure: This is a paid partnership post. If you’d like to partner for a sponsored post, email info@fetchlight.com)

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BEFORE BEAUTIFICATION: Goldendoodles Tucker and Bootsie play ball at Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park in Balboa Park, San Diego, on Jan. 21. On January 26 the dog park will receive a $20,000 grant from the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project and a volunteer beautification effort will occur.

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Sign up to volunteer at the park between 10-10:30am on January 26 to help beautify Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park in Balboa Park, San Diego.

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  • Faith Benson - I remember going there when there was grass and it was not all fenced in !! Glad to see they received money for improvements !!ReplyCancel

  • San Diego Dog Park in Balboa Park Improved by Dream Dog Park Project » Fetchlight Pet Lifestyle Photography San Diego - […] Nate’s Point Dog Park in Balboa Park, San Diego received a $20,000 donation from Beneful as part of the brand’s Dream Dog Park Project, which was presented on Tuesday, January 26, when over 30 volunteers turned out from 10:00 a.m.-noon, to help plant trees, mulch around each and ensure irrigation was set up properly in the dog park. To make this Dream Dog Park Project happen, Beneful partnered with the Balboa Park Conservancy and the City of San Diego – both were on-site with the Beneful team for the event. The donation to the Balboa Park Conservancy went toward the improvements made on Tuesday, and will continue to fund other improvements to enhance the dog park. Read more about the improvements in the earlier blog post here. […]ReplyCancel

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