Gabriel San Roman / OC Weekly A homeless person naps outside the fenced off dog park before its big day
Anaheim's brand-new La Palma Dog Park is all set to open this Saturday with a buncha festivities because dogs! A dedication ceremony starts at 10 a.m. and Frisbee demonstrations will entertain the four-footed and two-footed alike all day. After the celebratory events wrap up, dogs, both big and small, are free to roam the grassy areas without a leash. Inside the six-foot high gates are newly furnished benches and watering stations for the hounds.
While the city and others will celebrate the occasion, others remember what the city did to make it happen.
"I wish they would tear it down," says Bill Johnston, a homeless man pushing a shopping cart near the park. "Homeless people used to sleep there, minding their own business."More »