More than $31 million in funding has been allocated toward the contstruction of a new interchange for the Port of Los Angeles' busy China Shipping terminal by Spring of 2021. But the location of the new interchange’s off-ramp will force the closure or relocation of San Pedro’s only dog park.
“We think it’s a lovely place. We’d hate to see them close it up,” said Lenita Hill, a San Pedro resident.
Lenita has been coming to the Knoll Hill Dog park almost every day for the last 10 years with her two dogs.
Nearby in Ranchos Palos Verdes, dog owners can visit the Eastview Dog Park. But it’s a trek to get to the top of the hill, where that dog park is, especially for someone who has trouble walking, like Hill.
In the meantime, the city is looking for a new location for the Knoll Hill park, but it hasn’t found the right spot yet. Hill hopes the dog park will be somewhere that will be easier to get to.
“Time marches on and I guess the freeway has to have a better off-ramp situation. They’ll find a place for us. I hope,” Hill said.
The Knoll Hill Dog park is scheduled to close by Spring of 2021.
“I’ll be coming here until I have to be kicked out. Yes, I will,” Hill said.