The Swanson-Centennial Dog Park will soon be finished according to Eric Picciano, Principal Civil Engineer of Development Services for the City of Turlock, who spoke at the Turlock City Council meeting on July 8.
The Swanson-Centennial Dog Park, which was approved in December 2013, is located at the northwest quadrant of Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road.
Picciano shared that a few Turlockers have already been utilizing the park with their dogs as the fencing is already up.
Construction on Turlock’s second dog park began mid-June, with hopes of completion in early July, and according to Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Superintendent Erik Schulze, construction is going as planned.
Only the benches and waste receptacles still need to be brought in, and some paperwork to be done before the park will be considered complete.
United Paving Maintenance of Hughson signed up to build the park on a 20-day contract.
Bids for construction of the park originally came back higher than expected, so the Swanson family donated a further $19,000 to construct the dog park. The family previously donated $35,000 with the stipulation that Centennial Park’s name be changed to include the Swanson name. The City of Turlock will pay the remaining $12,256 of the $66,256 park.
There will be no playground construction at this time, but Schulze confirmed that a playground is in the park plan for the future.
A grand opening and ribbon cutting is yet to be announced, but TurlockCityNews.com will provide readers with an update soon.