Dogbone Meadow Dog Park Dogbone Meadow Small Dog Area
Dog Park Renovations (CIP 15-005)
The primary focus of this project is to improve site accessibility, replace one acre of turf and improve irrigation. The project will also provide a dog wash area, address seating and shade structure, add drinking fountains and other enhancements.
The Dogbone Meadow Dog Park is located in O’Hair Park, which is on Novato Boulevard, west of Sutro Avenue.
Improve accessibility, enhance amenities and provide for active recreation.
Design efforts are currently underway, but a definitive construction timeline is yet to be determined. City Council approved the plans and specifications at the March 27, 2018 regular meeting, and staff anticipate releasing a bid in April 2018. Staff anticipate construction will begin in Summer 2018.
Construction cost is estimated at $400,000-$600,000 (to be based on final funding authorization).
Black Walnut Trees at Dogbone Meadow Dog Park
In November 2015, City staff held a community workshop as part of the Dogbone Meadow Improvement Project to define needs and wishes of the park users.
One of the topics of conversation at the workshop was the 13 walnut trees planted about 14 years ago as part of the original dog park design. Some park users requested the walnut trees be removed claiming they are harmful to dogs, while others wanted to keep these mature trees because they provide a lot of desired shade.
The City, made aware of differing opinions on the walnut trees among the park users, actively investigated. An arborist was hired to research this controversial subject. The Arborist recommended the trees be retained, and the walnuts be regularly picked up. Please see Arborist Report for more information.
Public Works Department