See the East Bay Express article
by Nate Seltenrich
"For years, residents have been led to believe that the only possible location for the fenced dog run was a lawn near the lake's northeastern corner, where MacArthur Boulevard and Lakeshore Avenue meet. That's precisely what has made the project controversial, with many residents arguing that the site's high visibility makes it inappropriate for a dog park. Proponents, including CouncilwomanNancy Nadel, have insisted that there is no other option. But an alternative site has surfaced that has the support of Councilwoman Pat Kernighan and appears to be favored by bothPublic Works and Parks and Recreation."
"The main improvement is that it doesn't take away an open space that's currently in use, and that it's shielded by trees and shrubs from view," said Councilwoman Kernighan. "It does not pose an aesthetic problem, and it doesn't take away any open space. ... I think it's a better choice." And so do city staff in both Parks and Recreation and Public Works, she said.
And even Emily Rosenberg of ODOG sees some merit in the location: "Still, she said that the police horse stables could make for an excellent dog park — perhaps in addition to the Lakeview site"