BART Makes Good on Dog Park Pledge

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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Dogs have a new place to play in Fremont's  Central Park.
     
The dog park was relocated due to construction of BART's Warm  Springs Extension subway, which will travel through the park,  BART spokesman Jim  Allison said.

      The new park, located in the western part of the park adjacent to  the Fremont police station, features a 1.2-acre area with an AstroTurf  surface for larger dogs, as well as a smaller grassy area for dogs that are  less than 14 inches tall, Allison said.
     
There are also benches, shade structures and drinking fountains  for both dogs and their owners, he said.
     
The park was previously located in the eastern part of the park  between the softball and soccer fields.
     
The opening of the new dog park was being celebrated this morning  with a ribbon-cutting by Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman and BART board director  Thomas Blalock.
     
PETCO, the Fremont-based Tri-City Animal Shelter, and the  organization Paws 4 Learning were also scheduled to be at the grand opening  to give canine treats and tips, animal adoption information and dog training  demonstrations.
 

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