- We lose open green space. Forever.
- 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.)
- Location is next to—literally *next* to a tot lot.
- Parking is already at capacity, and no additional parking is planned.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Surrounded on three sides by AC Transit bus stops.
- No maintenance planned. Assumption that volunteers will keep it clean/repaired false.
- The proposed run is one half an acre—half the *minimum* size recommended by the American Kennel Club.
- Soccer players, volleyballers, picnickers, Frisbee players will be relegated to a smaller, less desirable space.