Sonora, CA– Sonora’s very first Dog Park is getting closer to completion. Now in the final stages of construction, the Sonora Sunrise Rotary Community Park will include separate areas for large and small dogs to play, a community garden (already in use), benches and shade trees, off- street parking, and a children’s play area.
The Park is on an acre of land at Covey Circle off of Cabezut Road in the Sonora area. Sonora Sunrise Rotary President Jim Cherry, the park has taken more than five years and substantial effort by rotary members and other charitable contributions from the community.
Cherry says they recently put in some asphalt and weather permitting they hope to finish the parking, sidewalks, and install gates and water fountains by the end of the year. Cherry hopes it will be open before Christmas.
Cherry says in the garden there are 17 beds that are 12 by 4 feet that community members have planted vegetables and flowers. Cherry says the Garden has been “very successful and it has been operating all summer.” The park will also have a peace pole and picnic area.
In 2011 Tuolumne County Supervisors approved the Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club to construct the Dog Park on county land. The land was given to the county over 30 years ago as part of a development agreement, and the stipulation was that it must be developed into a park.
For more information visit www.sunriserotarydogpark.org.