Feb 02 2011
The meeting on February 10 will discuss the Dog Management Policy:
The new policies would ban dogs from the beach, the mudflats, the small lagoon, and probably the big lagoon. Dogs would have to be on-leash in the parking lot, the viewpoint/seating area above the beach, on the paved trails, Plateau, Neck trail, and low road along the water. Dogs may be allowed off-leash on the “Bulb” proper (at the end of the Neck).
Plateau, Neck, parking lot, paved trail to benches: 100 percent on-leash
Lagoon: Dogs on-leash or banned
Bulb proper: Possible off-leash area. Dogs would have to be within six feet of handler
Beach: Dogs banned
Please show your support for off-leash dogs and attend the February 10th meeting.
Joint Meeting of the Albany Park &Recreation Commission and the Albany Waterfront Committee
Subject: Draft Proposal regarding Dog Management Policy at the Albany Waterfront for Discussion Purposes
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Albany City Council Chambers 1000 San Pablo Avenue
The Park & Recreation Commission and Waterfront Committee will be holding a joint meeting to discuss issues concerning dog management at Albany’s Waterfront. The purpose of the meeting is to present work to date drafted by the Waterfront Committee regarding a dog management policy proposal. The meeting agenda will include a presentation by staff, questions from the Commission and Committee members, and receipt of comments from the public.
Issues include, but are not limited to:
- Multiple jurisdictions, each with different park rules
- Sensitive habitat areas
- Interest for more official off-leash dog areas
- Interest for more areas free of off-leashed dogs at the Waterfront
- Commercial dog walkers
- Areas proposed for dogs off-leash/under voice control, dogs on-leash, and dogs not allowed (see map).
This is the first of three meetings to discuss this issue at the Commission/Committee level. Two more meetings (one each) will be held by the Waterfront Committee and Park & Recreation Commission (dates and times to be announced).
For more information, please contact Ann Chaney, Community Development Director at (510) 528-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org