Regional Parks Clamping Down
We met with the East Bay Regional Parks and learned about proposed changes that will curtail dog owner access to off leash areas in Tilden, Redwood, Dunn Trail, Leona and parks throughout the park district.
- The first 200 feet (or is it yards) of trail heads will be leash required. They think this will help with the poop pick up problem.
- The Serpentine Prairie will become leash required. There have been two serious horse accidents caused by dogs off leash and the riders have petitioned the park for this change. The Serpentine Prairie is also known at the Training Center, 11500 Skyline and the Dunn Trail. This is the area that was fenced off two years ago, forcing the dogs and horses onto the same narrow trails.
- Professional dog walkers will be restricted from some of their current trails and might be routed to other trails. With a finite number of trails and and increasing human and dog population we don’t see how this can work.