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Expanded dog park would give four-legged friends something to wag about

Original post made on Jul 7, 2022

Palo Alto's newest park project will give local dog owners a reason to cheer while offering their companions more room to roam.

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Posted by jguislin
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 7, 2022 at 11:04 am

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While I am cheered that Palo Alto is willing to invest in dog parks, I would prefer the priority to be creating new dog parks in underserved areas, not just make existing parks nicer. Mitchell Park is 3 miles from my home near University Ave. and my dog cannot walk there, play and then walk home. For years I have encouraged the Parks and Rec Commission to look at the pocket parks (Timothy Hopkins Creekside Parks) along Palo Alto Ave as a great option to create dog parks in north Palo Alto. There is already a fence along 3 sides and these parks are on a low traffic street. The Commissioners do not appear to be interested in looking into this option. Let's put some geographic equity in where we invest in these community resources.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2022 at 11:23 am

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I agree that there should be more dog runs in other parks in Palo Alto with facilities for disposing of poop in all parks.

Speaking of which, how about getting some people facilities in the Baylands? What happens when a person wants to poop or pee while there!

Posted by David V
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 7, 2022 at 11:48 am

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I've watched them repurpose in someway every few years over the past 3 decades. Dog parks need character & personality as much as space & 'stuff'; something this park has never been able to manifest. Don't know why. There is some stiff competition around south PA.

Posted by Judy
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 7, 2022 at 2:29 pm

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The park is large and mostly empty almost everyday. I suggest the money spent more on children parks, living conditions of seniors, disables, and homeless/campers. And art institutes/museums/galleries.
Speaking from daily experiences. I live near the park and see the dog park, and hear the dog barks daily.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 7, 2022 at 3:14 pm

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@Judy, I don't see how how can say the Mitchell Park Dog Park is empty all day. As a regular visitor, I can assure you that people come regularly at different times of day so there's the after-work ./late afternoon crowd, the mid-morning crowd, etc.

People know when their friends and their dogs' friends will be there and schedule accordingly.

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