Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Pacifica dog park expects to open end of March, 2012
Coast Views Magazine, edition 2/12. Jo-Anne Daniels, "Opening of Pacifica's Dog Park".
"This spring, Pacifica is scheduled to officially open its first dog park, located at the Sanchez Art Center at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard in Pacifica. Construction began Dec. 8 when city officials and members of the Pacifica Organization of Canine Helpers — also known as POOCH — broke ground at the site of the new park. As dog owner JoAnn Alanzo says, “Both two-legged and four-legged friends will benefit from its presence.”
The dog park will provide an enclosed space — approximately half an acre — for dogs to run off-leash and socialize with other dogs in a safe environment. The park will be secured by a four-foot-high, green, vinyl-coated chain-link fence. Dog fountains will be located inside the park and there are plans to create segregated areas for small and large dogs. The park will be free, and will be open between 7 a.m. and sunset.
The City of Pacifica will provide a dispenser for doggie waste bags. POOCH, in partnership with the city, will provide free waste bags and a garbage receptacle. During the first months the park is open, POOCH volunteers will be on hand to educate dog owners about using the dog waste bags and garbage receptacle and to encourage park users to keep the park clean for everyone. Read more.
Reference - Pacifica POOCH, Why a Dog Park?
Posted by Kathy Meeh