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it's unclear on what grounds it was appealed? how about you be objective and ask at least one of the proponents on what grounds? The opponents LIED over and over to planning, and the 3 members present (out of 7 commissioners) bought it. check out the videos www.youtube.com/lakeviewdog
If soccer players don't like sharing Lakeview Park, they could also go over to Piedmont Park. Or they could use any of the MANY "unprogrammed green spaces" within easy walking distance, incuding one with a surface that's SPECIALLY DESIGNED for them at San Antonio Park, less than a mile and a half away. Here's an album of them all:
Oaklanders have spent more than $25,000 for the priveledge of using Piedmont's dog park. Money that could (and should) be spent in Oakland.
lying: we have permission to use that photo from the copyright holder.
cheryl, there's a giant flat open green space right on Grand Avenue. There's also several others around the Lake. There's San Antonio Park, and Snow Park on either side of the Lake (all completely unavailable to dogs even on leash). Oh, yeah, and there's also Lakeview Park (what you inexplicably call Astro Park), which will still have a large enough space to play soccer or volleyball or whatever. You know: the side of the park where almost all activity is taking place now. Specific enough for you? Speaking of specifics, you have failed to answer any of my calls to provide statistics on a number of issues (the number of significant incidents at any of the thousands of dog parks nationwide, the number of service dogs in the area, etc.) But, I won't be holding my breath.
If you support this dog play area, please stop by the facebook page:
They have close to three times the supporters that Cheryl and her angry band have.
Cheryl, another red herring. One article from Canada about service dogs not being able to go into a dog park is not "proof" that they're excluded from dog parks. Please tell me: how many service dogs are there in the area? And, even if your claim were true, it's akin to claiming the monkey bars at the tot lot are exclusionary to kids in wheelchairs. Furthermore, this dog park was designed to be fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act. But, if you still feel that we need a separate facility for all of the hundreds of service dogs you imagine live in the area, then perhaps you can take that up with the City and work towards putting that on their list next.
wayloopy, I often times have to make the trek up to Joaquin Miller's fenced-in dog run. We OFTEN get people there without dogs: people who are "dog shopping" to see what breeds they like, or people who can't have a dog for whatever reason that want some time to play with some loveable creatures.
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