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Want to Keep Joaquin Miller Open More Days?

Come to the conversation with the park supervisor to discuss options for managing our opening/closing routines so that we have more days to use the dog park.  What are YOUR thoughts?——different gates? more volunteers? other ideas we haven’t thought of?  Of course, full time use or another location would be ideal but those options are not on the table.  The meeting had to be scheduled during park staff hours instead of the evening so spread the word .

Wednesday  August 22  2pm at the dog park.  

Have a great weekend everyone and please consider a visit to Redwood Bowl while our park is closed. The Bowl is up Skyline Blvd, with parking just before the Chabot Science Center . The bowl is a five minute walk from the parking lot. It is in the shade and very dog friendly, Nice picnic tables too.

CLOSING SCHEDULE for Joaquin Miller

* Friday-Sunday, August 10 – 12 – Producer Associates Performances (Close August 9 @ 6 pm, Reopen August 13 @ 10 am)
* Thursday-Sunday, August 16 – 19 – Producer Associates Performances (Close August 15 @ 6 pm, Reopen August 20 @ 10 am)
* Friday-Sunday, September 7 – 9 – Producer Associates Performances (Close September 6 @ 6 pm, Reopen September 10 @ 10 am)
* Thursday-Sunday, September 13 – 16 – Producer Associates Performances (Close September 12 @ 6 pm, Reopen September 17 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, September 23 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close September @ 6 pm, Reopen September 24 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, September 30 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close September 29 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 1 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, October 7 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close October 6 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 8 @ 10 am)
* Sunday, October 14 – Sundays in the Redwoods (Close October 13 @ 6 pm, Reopen October 15 @ 10 am)

Hardy Park Neighbors Needed!

Are you interested in improving Hardy Park?

We’re looking for ODOG folks who live in the Rockridge/Temescal area! We need to get ODOG representatives to the Scenic Streets’ August 18th Hardy Park meeting. The neighborhood is preparing to get feedback and ideas for improving the dog run a Hardy Park, and the adjacent streetscape under the highway.

 The meeting is at

Hardy Dog Park
Saturday, August 18th
9am-11am

If you’re interested in more information, please contact Jonah Chiarenza

Dog Walk at Lake Merritt

Join the Dog Walk at the Lake this Saturday. Gather at the Pergola 10-11, walking starts about 11am.  All well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. The Pergola or Colonnade is at the East end of the Lake, easily reached from Grand Avenue near Gold’s Gym. Be sure to give your parking meter plenty o’ money for the time you want to spend walking.  Bring poop bags and water for (wo)man and Beast. 

Save Lake Merritt Dog Park

Can just three people kill a project that has a ten year history of trying to serve the dog owners of Oakland? Yes, that is what happened when the Oakland Planning Commission voted to turn down the MINOR conditional use permit for the dog park last month. 

But we are not done yet. We know the parks commission approved the dog park and the planning department staff recommended approval.  Everyone knows the City needs it and it was approved in theory ten years ago.

That’s why ODOG filed an appeal with the City Council. Our new hearing date is Tuesday September 18th, 6-10pm. We expect ODOGGERS to turn out in full force to show counteract the ill will of the dog park opponents.  Mark your calendar now. Keep up to date at the Lakeview Dog Park site.

Woof Time at Summer Theater

Tired of finding the dog park CLOSED during the summer.  What we need is a user friendly gate system at Joaquin Miller Park. And we’ve got a great fundraiser to make that happen.

Join us for  Fiddler on the Woof –Oakland’s unique evening under the stars for dogs and the people who love them.  Enjoy a  pre-performance  BYO picnic and silly party with your pup and then see the traditional Fiddler in Full Dress Rehearsal at  Joaquin Miller Park.

Thursday July 12 6pm picnic and party / 8pm performance  Get your tickets now. Adults $25  Kids $20 and every $$ helps the dog park.

Fiddler on the WOOF Dog Park Fundraiser

Fiddler on the Woof –Oakland’s unique evening under the stars for dogs and the people who love them.  Enjoy a  pre-performance  BYO picnic and silly party with your pup and then see the traditional Fiddler in Full Dress Rehearsal at  Joaquin Miller Park.

Thursday July 12 6pm picnic and party / 8pm performance  Get your tickets now. Adults $25  Kids $20 and every $$ helps the dog park.

Fiddler on the WOOF

Fabulous show is more fabulous now because you can bring your dog to Fiddler on the WOOF, pre-performance picnic and then see the real Fiddler performed under the stars at Joaquin Miller Park.  Save the date–July 12.  Get your tickets now. Adults $25  Kids $20 and every $$ helps the dog park.

Meeting on the Dog Play Area by Lake Merritt TONIGHT!

TONIGHT is the night to speak out for this long-awaited dog park! 6 p.m. at City Hall. (it’s ok if you’re a little late, and you don’t have to speak if you don’t want to). It’s important for us to be there in force! Directions to City Hall:http://www2.oaklandnet.com/ContactUs/index.htm — at City of Oakland City Hall.

Dog Day at City Hall is Almost Here

Dog lovers by the hundreds should come to City Hall to support the dog park proposal on Wednesday, May 2 at 6pm.  We need to make it very clear to city officials that Oakland will benefit from having new community space at the corner of  Lakeshore and MacArthur.  Drop us a note here if you think you are coming.

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