by Hunter Dawkins
Late Monday afternoon, the new Long Beach F.E.T.C.H (Friendly-City Exercise & Training for Canines & Humans) Park finally had their grand opening after an extensive work with construction, organization, and fundraising. The site is across the street from the Senior Resource Center off Daughtery Road in Long Beach and FETCH Park is a 2.5+acre off-leash dog park with the following amenities:
- separate areas for large (>30 lb) and small (< 30 lb) dogs
- ADA compliant pet and people drinking fountains in each area
- ADA compliant gates, walkways and water fountains
- double-gated entryways and separate double-gated exits
- concrete entryway and walkways to each area
- benches, waste stations and trash receptacles in each area
- tunnels, hills, and fire hydrant in each area
- dog rinse station
Long Beach Mayor George Bass thanked all of the volunteers and community for their hard work during this lengthy process. Several of the Friendly City leaders and first responders attended the grand opening honoring the long volunteer hours.
Additionally, donations can be made to the F.E.T.C.H. Park (part of Long Beach Main Street, an Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3) Organization, DBA Long Beach Community Development Association) and are deductible as charitable contributions.