Top Ten Reasons This Dog Run Is A Bad Idea

  1. We lose open green space. Forever.
  2. Dog runs are not aesthetically appealing and bring the vibe of a neighborhood down. (This is why they are generally tucked away from people having to look at them.)
  3. Location is next to—literally *next* to a tot lot.
  4. Parking is already at capacity, and no additional parking is planned.
  5. Kills development on Lakeshore. A dog run will make the properties across the street on Lakeshore nearly impossible to develop. This area of Lakeshore needs all the help it can get.
  6. In the middle of one of the busiest, most heavily trafficked sections of the Grand Lake District. If a dog gets loose, it’s dangerous to the dog (traffic) and of course the tots (see point #3.)
  7. Surrounded on three sides by AC Transit bus stops.
  8. No maintenance planned. Assumption that volunteers will keep it clean/repaired false.
  9. The proposed run is one half an acre—half the *minimum* size recommended by the American Kennel Club.
  10. Soccer players, volleyballers, picnickers, Frisbee players will be relegated to a smaller, less desirable space.