Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of a safe and enjoyable dog park, the promotion of responsible dog ownership, and the enjoyment of all the animals and owners that share the Laguna Beach Dog Park.
Our Board of Directors are elected annually in November. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve your community and help preserve what we feel is the best dog park in the world, consider volunteering as a liaison or running for an elected position!
Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park is a California non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Laguna Beach Dog Park, which is owned, operated and maintained by the City of Laguna Beach.
FLBDP was formed in June 2005 when a group of loyal dog park patrons became concerned about the City’s consideration of taking the northern portion of the dog park for use as a skate park. We saw that dog park lovers needed a common voice to air our concerns before the City Council and keep the dog park’s “pawprint” intact. Our efforts were rewarded in February 2006 when the City Council removed the dog park from consideration as a skate park location. The experience of nearly losing a portion of our park taught us that the dog park needs advocates.
Our ongoing mission is to maintain the integrity of the dog park and help the City understand how much it is valued by the community so that it remains a resource for years to come; to work with the City to make improvements to the park based on the needs and suggestions of its patrons; and to facilitate communications between park patrons and the City whenever any particular concerns need to be addressed.
Our board members have established an open line of communication with the police department to correct any issues that may arise with vicious dogs, or inappropriate human behavior and continues to work with with City Council and Staff to maintain the integrity of the park.
EVERY PENNY MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Please help us keep the park clean, green and beautiful! We appreciate your donation.
When a patron arranged to have benches donate to the park, we worked with the city to arrange for their installation. Member donations have funded the installation of picnic tables and umbrellas.
Two water fountains have been installed since we opened: one in the small dog park and the other in the main park.
A message board has been installed at the entrance to the park to facilitate communication.
We purchased five shade trees that the City agreed to plant for us, with the caveat that we water them in their early stage of planting, and they are strategically situated throughout the park. Five more trees were donated in 2015.
Our first improvement was to completely enclose the park by installing a fence along its eastern border. We had the plans drawn up and approved by the City and then installed the fence in January 2007.
Further interface with the City resulted in the installation of a fence to form a small dog park, paid for by the City.