Friday, November 24, 2006

Dog Park

Too bad that all the cities in the area can’t follow Davis’s lead on this and provide space for a clear public need.

Dog owners face setback for park
Board suggests an alternative Cameron Park site; backers fear it's too costly.
By Cathy Locke - Bee Staff WriterPublished 12:00 am PST Friday, November 24, 2006

Dog owners seeking a place for their pets to play and socialize off-leash suffered a setback last week when the Cameron Park Community Services District board called for further evaluation of potential sites.

Their battle follows a familiar pattern in the Sacramento area where obtaining support for a dog park typically requires perseverance, as canines and their owners compete for space with other recreational activities.

Karen Ellis, a spokeswoman for the Cameron Park Dog Owners Group, said members were notified the day of the district board meeting that staff members planned to recommend an alternative to the group's proposed location at Rasmussen Park.

Though the group had not had time to assess the new site in an undeveloped portion of the park, Ellis said she feared the cost of improvements could prove prohibitive for the nonprofit organization.