Santa Clara opens renovated park for dogs of all sizes
The City of Santa Clara recently completed construction of the rehabilitation of the Raymond G. Gamma Dog Park at 888 Reed Street. The city today held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the completion and opening of the park.
The dog park has been updated to include natural features, open space for dogs to run and climb, and now has additional space allocated for large dogs.
As the city’s first permanent dog park, it opened in January 2006 and was dedicated to Raymond G. Gamma in 2017. Rehabilitation construction began in 2018 and was completed this month.
“In Santa Clara, we pride ourselves on the high quality parks and recreation services for our community. The newly rehabilitated park will provide positive benefits to residents and a dedicated space for their dogs, ”Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor said in a statement.
With the contribution of the community, the city has created a new reception area for the community and its dogs. The 1.72 acre park facilities include designated areas for small and large dogs, synthetic turf for dogs, an irrigation system to keep the turf cool, plenty of on-site parking, vehicle charging stations electric and parking lights. The project was designed by Dillingham and Associates.
“We are very proud of what the team, designers and engineers have been able to create for the community and we look forward to seeing the dogs jumping, running and playing for years to come,” said James Teixeira, Director of Parks and Hobbies.
The Raymond G. Gamma dog park will be open all year round, from 6 am to 10 pm every day. The city now has three parks and dog zones; visit SantaClaraCA.gov/DogParks for more information.