The City of Oakland offers five fenced dog play areas in the city. They are located in Hardy Park (Claremont Avenue under the freeway), Mosswood Park, Grove Shafter Park (at MacArthur and Martin Luther King Junior Way), Jefferson Park, and Joaquin Miller Park. These are the only parks in Oakland other than East Bay Regional Parks where dogs are allowed. In all other City parks, dogs are prohibited, even if they are on a leash.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is studying the issue of how to best accommodate dogs in Oakland’s parks. There are many factors that need to be considered. We’d like to hear from you.
Are you an Oakland resident? What neighborhood do you live in? Optional
What is your favorite Oakland park? Optional
How often do you visit an Oakland park (any park)? Optional
What is the most common way you travel to an Oakland park? Optional
Do you own a dog? If yes, how many? If no, have you owned a dog in the past? Optional
We’d like to know more about where you take your dog for play and exercise, and whether you’re familiar with Oakland’s dog parks. Where do you take your dog to play? Optional
Have you ever been to a dog park (anywhere)? Optional
Have you ever been to a dog park in Oakland? Optional
What is the closest dog park to your house? Optional
If you visit an Oakland dog park how do you get there? Walk, bike, drive, etc. Optional
If you visit an Oakland dog park, what time of day do you usually go there? Optional
Dogs are not permitted in most Oakland parks, even if on a leash. Would you favor changing the rules so it is possible to walk a dog on a leash in Oakland's parks? Optional
If you answered NO or MAYBE, what concerns do you have about dogs on leash in the park? Optional
Would you favor more fenced dog parks in Oakland? Optional
If you answered NO or MAYBE, what concerns do you have about creating more dog parks? Optional
Would you favor allowing dogs off leash and outside of a fenced dog park anywhere in Oakland's parks? Optional
If you answered YES or MAYBE, where? Optional
Is there a particular Oakland park where you'd really like to see a dog park? If so, which one? Optional
Is there a particular Oakland park where you think a dog park would be a bad idea? If so, which one? Optional
What do you think are the most important features of a good dog park? Choose up to 3 Optional
Would you be willing to pay a small annual fee to use a dog park, if the money is used for maintenence of City dog parks?