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File #: 2021-1251   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Recreation and Park Commission
On agenda: 9/9/2021
Title: Review and Comment on Potential Dog Park Locations on the East End of Alameda and Bay Farm Island.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Potential Dog Park Locations Map, 2. Correspondence
Title

Review and Comment on Potential Dog Park Locations on the East End of Alameda and Bay Farm Island.

Body

To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Recreation and Park Commission

From: Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director

Re: Review and Comment on Potential Dog Park Locations on the East End of Alameda and Bay Farm Island.


BACKGROUND

The City Council approved $75,000 in the FY 2021-2022 budget to construct at least one dog park located in East End Alameda or Bay Farm Island. Existing dog park facilities in Alameda includes one large dog park with separate small and large dog areas, located at Lower Washington Park off 8th Street and a dog park on Main Street near the ferry terminal. The Main Street Dog Park is temporary and will be closed once Phase 2 of Estuary Park is completed, which will include a new and better equipped dog park.
DISCUSSION

City staff reviewed multiple city-owned locations throughout East End and Bay Farm Island. Staff also met with a dog park advocacy group to review their proposed locations. The three possible locations at Krusi Park, Towata Park and Leydecker Park are the result of this research and with a consideration for city-owned sites, existing park uses, available amenities and potential impacts on neighbors.
The next step will be a community survey so the public can provide input on these potential dog park locations. This survey will be conducted in September and October. It will be broadly marketed through social media, ARPD email blasts, at existing dog parks and other opportunities.

Below are the benefits and challenges listed for each location.

Krusi Park
Towata Park
Leydecker Park
Medium size area with space available for small and large dog parks within existing pathways
Large available area and further design work would determine actual area for large and small dog parks
Large area with space for small and large dog parks plus interesting terrain for dogs, not just flat
Restrooms available at re...

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