SILVER LAKE -- Dog owners will soon find gentle reminders to keep-it-clean and pick up after their pooch around the Silver Lake Dog Park, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) announced today.
O’Farrell unveiled the five finalists and their designs that will help the City of Los Angeles promote responsible dog etiquette at the Silver Lake Dog Park, which is one of the most popular RAP off-leash dog parks.
“These creative signs will remind dog owners of their responsibilities while visiting the Silver Lake Dog Park,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “Angelenos did not disappoint us with all the creative designs that were submitted. We even received an international entry!”
The Recreation and Parks Department is equally enthusiastic about the plan to add signs.
"We value the input of our community members in improving our parks and these creative signs are a great way for park users to communicate to each other about keeping their dog park clean." says Vicki Israel, Assistant General Manager, Partnerships and Revenue Branch.
The idea for the contest was hatched out of necessity: hundreds of people and dogs enjoy the Silver Lake Dog Park every day, but many forget about the responsibility of picking up after their furry friend.
The top five winners were chosen with the most votes by a panel of animal advocates and officials from the City of LA.
A community event is scheduled for Monday, February 2, at 9:00 a.m., at the Silver Lake Dog Park, to officially unveil the new designs. The event will include the announcement of a donation check presentation to Recreation and Parks by Trumark Homes. The donated funds will go toward even more improvements at the park.