L.A. County supervisors approve more pricey dog park for La Crescenta

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new 1.5-acre dog park for La Crescenta, although at $645,000, the price tag has more than doubled from the original estimate of $300,000.

Construction on the facility, to be located within Crescenta Valley Park, is slated to begin in August.

The park will include two entries for small and large dog sections, with drinking fountains, hose-off areas, walkways, 6-foot fencing, shade coverings and other amenities.

Officials say additional measures, such as disability access, drove up the price tag.

The Board of Supervisors had allocated $300,000 to the county Department of Parks and Recreation in October, but on Tuesday, it reassigned and approved additional money and project oversight to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.

County officials this year said construction on the dog park is expected to be completed March 2012.

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