Pleasonton construction contract awarded for new dog park

PLEASANTON (BCN) — The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to award a construction contract for a new off-leash dog park.

The park will be located in the northwest corner of the 318-acre city-owned Bernal Property along the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail near Bernal Avenue and Foothill Road and will have roughly 1.5 acres of fenced dog play area and will include a place for smaller dogs and a separate larger space for bigger dogs, city officials said.

Both areas will have dog drinking fountains, shade structures, seating, trees, trash receptacles and dog waste stations. The large dog area
will also have some agility structures including a seesaw, hoops and a jumping stand, according to the city.

The park will be landscaped with drought-tolerant plants. The existing Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail parking lot will also be expanded from 13 to 25 spaces.

City staff recommended the contract be awarded to Danville-based Cleary Bros. Landscape Inc. for the base bid amount of $545,291.

The city received four construction bids for the dog park, city officials said. The total construction cost is estimated to be around $600,000.

City officials said $400,000 has been set aside for the project in Pleasanton’s Capital Improvement Program budget, and Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Nancy Allen, an avid dog walker, donated $7,350.

The remaining $192,650 will be appropriated from the city’s In-Lieu Park Dedication Reserve Fund, city officials said.

Construction is slated to begin in May and the park is scheduled to open later in the year.

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