North Lake Tahoe dog park site relocated |

North Lake Tahoe dog park site relocated

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Dogs and their owners will have a new place to play in the North Tahoe Regional Park.

A previously approved location for an off-leash dog park near the first tee box at the Tahoe Vista disc golf course has been moved to south of the park’s tennis courts.

“There’s less infrastructure that’s necessary to build there, and it’s not all off by itself,” said Tracey Towner, park and facilities manager of the North Tahoe Public Utility District. “It’s way more conducive to park design.”

Pam Berger, with the nonprofit Dog Day in the Park, added that the new location is more user-friendly.

The roughly 2-acre site will feature separate areas for large and small dogs, a restroom and a road leading to the park, among other amenities, Towner said.

Preliminary cost estimate is $450,000, to be shared by the PUD and Dog Day in the Park, she said.

Dog Day is expected to cover approximately $62,000, of which $10,000 has been raised, Berger said.

The PUD intends to apply for Placer County grants in the amount of $300,000. Other potential sources include the district’s Community Facilities District fund, reserves and other grants.

It’s unknown when the park — named Tahoe Unleashed — will open.

“I’d rather open it properly,” Towner said. “… It’s all predicated on the money that can be raised.”

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