Community members celebrated the grand opening of a $610,000 dog park in Cathedral City Friday.

Mayor Ernesto Gutierrez, city council members, parks and community events commissioners, and city employees met at the new Panorama Dog Park at 9 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reveal the space curated toward large and small dogs to run, play and relax.

Around 70 community members attended the event and about half of them took their dogs, city spokesperson, Chris Parman told City News Service.

During the ceremony, attendees received light refreshments and cookies as a courtesy from the city. And dogs received treats as they explored the new park.

The fenced environment allows dogs to socialize outdoors with other dogs. It features a lawn, lighting, lush landscaping, a smart irrigation system, ADA accessibility, signage, shade trees, shade structure, environmentally friendly park benches and drink stations, according to an announcement.

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