[Fosc] dog fight

Laurel Kunit laurelnk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 08:07:28 PDT 2008

I too think that clear, official signage at the trailheads (in both Dimond
Canyon Park and Joaquin Miller Park) would go a long way toward reducing
this problem.  Many people do not understand that these "natural" parks are
indeed part of the City of Oakland park system, and that city leash laws
apply.  People often think that these parks are part of the East Bay
Regional Park system, which allows dogs off-leash on the trails.  Signs
could possibly even direct dog owners to the nearest legal off-leash area.
-Laurie Kunit

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Brent <englund at aol.com> wrote:

> I don't think it's a problem of lazy OPD. I saw a ranger on Bridgeview
> trail two weeks ago week, walking from Monterey down to Bridgeview Rd.
> He says he does the hike a couple times a month. I talked with the same
> ranger at Red Boys Pizza last Wednesday night.  The Oakland Bike Patrol
> (who are OPD volunteers) ride through the canyon weekly - 150+ hours in
> Dimond and JMP so far this year. Looking through the OBP ride logs and
> off leash dogs are reported on almost every ride. Almost without
> exception, folks site that there are no signs and they didn't realize
> Dimond is a leashed park. There is no sign at the Benevides trail head,
> and poor signs at Monterey and Bridgeview. (One women told me the other
> day that the sign on Bridgeview said "please" so it was just a
> suggestions - go figure :-( .) We would do well to try and increase the
> signage and volunteer patrols. For the most part we can expect little
> help from an over burdened police department struggling to put officers
> on the streets, much less patrol the canyon.
> Brent
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