What a glorious day for dogs and people to come together to dedicate the new dog agility courses at the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park (SBOLDP), 17550 Victory Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Hosted by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilwoman Nury Martinez of the Sixth District, the dedication ceremonies celebrated the work of Conrad Rutherford, 17, a member of Northridge Boy Scout Troop 307 who raised the money and organized volunteers to build the agility courses in each of the three areas of the dog park.
Rutherford is himself a dog-lover. His family has three dogs: a golden retriever, a shih tzu and a schnauzer mix.
The project qualified Rutherford for lifetime Eagle rank. To achieve it, he raised more than $3,000 and coordinated its construction with the help of other scouts.
After the ceremonies, dogs at the park bounded through – or balked at – the hoops, jumps and A-frame walkways of the new courses.
This event brought a lot of publicity to the park. Check out this coverage:
“‘Mission accomplished’ for Northridge Eagle Scout and his dog agility courses,” Los Angeles Daily News, Sept. 10, 2016.
“Northridge Eagle Scout’s project creates canine agility courses at Sepulveda Basin dog park” by Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News, July 2, 2016.
“Eagle Scout Candidate Creates 3 Dog Agility Courses at Sepulveda Basin Park,” CBS Los Angeles, Aug. 1, 2016.