[Fosc] dog fight

Quan, Jean JQuan at oaklandnet.com
Tue Jul 8 16:17:21 PDT 2008

There are some signs, some of them have been defaced or removed.  I'll ask
Sue to review the signage.

From: fosc-bounces at lists.sausalcreek.org
[mailto:fosc-bounces at lists.sausalcreek.org] On Behalf Of Laurel Kunit
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 8:07 AM
To: Brent
Cc: FOSC at lists.sausalcreek.org; mjrauz at aol.com
Subject: Re: [Fosc] dog fight
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
<mailto: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.

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