Auburn may be home to horses and livestock but its paradise for dogs! That is if you take them to Ashley Memorial Dog Park located in right here in Auburn. I am one of the Directors of the dog park and host to the Ashley Dog Park Facebook site. This beautiful park is so special with lots of grass for playing, man-made rock waterfall for cooling off, kiddie pools in the summer and a strong sense of community.
Over 10 years ago, Ashley Memorial Dog Park was the brain-child of Kathleen Harris and Laura Edwards (Pinnick). Together they volunteered their time and money to present the idea and establish the park. It took many other volunteers to donate time and materials to build the dog park. So many people came together to plant, pour concrete and build structures. It was truly a labor of love for Kathleen and Laura and what soon came to be for many volunteers, including myself. The Auburn Recreation District has also been instrumental in helping us maintain the park by helping lay sod, taking care of trash and opening gates. Financially, the park is funded completely by donations from park visitors and other dog lovers.
People come from all over the area to visit this unique, clean and enjoyable dog park. Dog owners pass by our park on their way to Tahoe/Reno as a great way to have their dog (and owner) stretch their legs on a long drive. Having a large park gives owners a place to throw the ball or frisbee but more importantly it gives dogs a chance to socialize with other dogs which helps build happy and well adjusted animals.
I am proud to be a part of such a fun and rewarding project. I enjoy knowing that people in my community look forward to taking their dog there. There is no other dog park like this one! I have been a dog-lover my whole life and have fostered and rescued dogs. It warms my heart to see dogs running around and playing at Ashley Dog Park and knowing that I am helping put a smile on a dogs face!
Ashley Memorial Dog Park is open daily unless it has been raining. So, please call the RAIN OUT Hotline at 530-885-8461 Ext. 3. before you come out.
Also, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/AshleyDogParkCandaceMorton/ to see pictures, reviews and posts. The dog park is located at 1601 Auburn Ravine Rd Auburn, California
Have you gone to Ashley Dog Park? I would love to hear your comments by commenting on this post!