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6/2/14 Reata Park Debuts in San Juan Capistrano The Capistrano Dispatch
California may be in the midst of a drought but the volunteers behind San Juan Capistrano’s newest park hope their garden of native plants serves as an oasis for guests, as well as local wildlife read more
5/31/14 Reata Park Opens in San Juan Capistrano Orange County Register
A new park opened Saturday off Ortega Highway with a celebration attended by more than 200 San Juan Capistrano residents and neighbors read more
4/22/14 San Juan's Reata Park and Event Center set to open in late May Orange County Register
Nearly every weekend for more than a year, they’ve been there, sanding, nailing, pouring and painting. But they’ve pounded their last nail and hung their last sign, and soon they’ll turn their project over to its rightful owners: the citizens of San Juan Capistrano read more
10/23/13 San Juan welcomes new 2C Ranch Staging Area Orange County Register
Mayor John Taylor and Councilmen Roy Byrnes and Sam Allevato welcomed the opening of San Juan Capistrano’s 2C Ranch Staging Area on Saturday read more
10/23/13 A Ribbon-Cutting for Horses, Sorta SJC Patch
If you’re on horseback in Dana Point, you can now make it all the way to Saddleback Church’s Rancho Capistrano campus thanks to a newly dedicated trail in San Juan Capistrano read more
8/22/13 New Dog Park Opens in San Juan Orange County Register
Bluie the Australia cattle dog is accustomed to traveling to Laguna Niguel for his romps. Aislinn the Irish wolf hound spends her leisure time at whatever park she can find in south Orange County read more
8/18/13 Dog Park Opens to Applause and Wagging Tails The Capistrano Dispatch
Canine lovers, rejoice. San Juan Capistrano’s dog park is finally open for business. City leaders and residents, including the shaggy, four-legged variety, came together Saturday for the grand opening of the Dr. Joe Cortese Dog Park read more
8/17/13 VIDEO: San Juan Capistrano’s Dog Park Opens SJC Patch
Dogs itching to roam free – within a fenced 2.5-acre lot, anyway – have that option locally now that San Juan Capistrano’s dog park is finally opened read more
1/25/13 Open Space Foundation Breaks Ground on Dog Park The Capistrano Dispatch
The San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation and Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort were joined by Mayor John Taylor and Councilman Larry Kramer during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Dr. Joe Cortese Dog Park read more
1/24/13 San Juan breaks ground on new dog park Orange County Register
San Juan Capistrano’s dogs will soon have a new place to run and make new four-legged friends read more
1/23/13 VIDEO: Dog Park Finally Under WaySJC Patch
Four-legged friends joined the ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday read more
10/15/12 San Juan’s Dog Park Mere Months Away SJC Patch
Send it out on the Twilight Bark, San Juan Capistrano’s very own dog park is mere months away read more
6/9/12 New Name, Design Plan unveiled for Park – The Capistrano Dispatch
The city-owned land, formerly known as the East Open Space Lemon Grove, will now be called the Reata Park & Event Center, after the San Juan City Council approved the name and a conceptual design for the proposed park read more
6/6/12 Reata Park going into San Juan's Lemon Grove – Orange County Register
A new park planned for part of San Juan Capistrano's eastern open space will be called Reata Park and Events Center, the City Council decided Tuesday night as it approved the park site plan read more
3/21/12 Dog park plans get final OK in San Juan – Orange County Register
Facility on northern open space along Camino Capistrano will include play areas for large, midsize and small dogs. Meanwhile, the City Council also grants an access license to the Open Space Foundation to begin installing public amenities on eastern open space known as the Lemon Grove read more
2/3/12 Check out the new public works in San Juan open space Orange County Register
Slideshow: San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation completes more than $30,000 in amenities in the northwest part of town and hands them over to the city read more
2/1/12 Volunteer Foundation: Work in Capistrano’s Northwest Open Space is Complete The Capistrano Dispatch
The San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation announced Tuesday that the major improvements to the Northwest Open Space Area are complete and will be donated to the city read more
10/6/11 Dog park gets fee waivers as San Juan plays hurry-upOrange County Register
City Council wants the planning process for the park in the city’s east open space to be completed within six to eight months read more
7/18/11 Bit by Bit Putting It TogetherThe Capistrano Dispatch
Anyone who has seen the musical of some years ago—Sunday in the Park with George—will remember the line: “Bit by bit, putting it together” …read more
6/28/11 San Juan Celebrates Open SpaceThe Capistrano Dispatch
Several hundred San Juan Capistrano residents gathered Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Northwest Open Space …read more
6/24/11 Opening of Our Open SpaceThe Capistrano Dispatch
On Saturday afternoon, June 25, the San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation will be hosting a BBQ and Grand Opening of the new staging area in the city's Northwest Open Space …read more
6/24/11 Improving Our Quality of Life with ParksThe Capistrano Dispatch
Great things are continuing to occur in San Juan Capistrano! This Saturday, June 25, the much awaited Grand Opening of our Northwest Open Space Park is scheduled to begin …read more
6/9/11 Dog park headed to San Juan open spaceOrange County Register
The San Juan Capistrano City Council has marked the spot for a new dog park in the city's northwest open space …read more
3/21/11 New dog park on way to San JuanOrange County Register
San Juan Capistrano is one step closer to having a new dog park. The City Council last week gave the nonprofit Open Space Foundation the OK to build a dog park for large, medium-size and small animals on city-owned property …read more
3/19/11 CARE Donates $10,000 for Capistrano Dog ParkThe Capistrano Dispatch
Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort is proud to announce a $10,000 donation to the San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation toward construction of the planned dog park …read more
3/18/11 Open Space Foundation's Dog Park Is a 'Win-Win'San Juan Capistrano Patch
The Open Space Foundation's plans to build a privately funded dog park at Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra was called a "win-win" Tuesday by City Council members who said they'd be happy to save taxpayers' money
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Press Release

2/23/09 Citizens Form Non-Profit Foundation to Preserve San Juan Capistrano Open Space
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – February 23, 2009 – San Juan Capistrano Open Space Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization formed in January 2009 for the purpose of lawfully accepting gifts of cash and land to preserve and enhance open space in San Juan Capistrano, has elected its Board of Directors for 2009 …read more