Palmdale residents and dignitaries gathered recently to unveil Yellen Park, the city’s first dog park, at 5100 E. Avenue S. The two-acre park is fenced, separated for large and small dogs, and features benches, water stations and waste containers. Also featured is a lighted recreation field, and lighted pathways and exercise equipment. Far left: Marsha Furman, Palmdale resident; Keri Smith, director of Palmdale Recreation and Culture; Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford; Juan Carillo, councilmember; Jim Purtee, city manager; Austin Bishop, councilmember, and Bryan Anguiano, representing office of Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale).