Mayor Ed Lee has jumped into the fight over proposed Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s restrictions on off-leash dogs at Ocean beach and other federal lands overseen by the federal agency. Read More
With more than 100,000 dog owners in San Francisco, Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s plan to restrict off-leash dogs has unleashed strong opposition.Members of the Board of Supervisors are turning up the political heat on the federal agency, opposing the restrictions and calling for a delay to study in more detail the impacts the proposed rules would have on city-run parks. Read More
The political pressure is intensifying over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft off-leash policy.
And that’s to be expected in a city where it’s estimated about 110,000 households own dogs, that’s more than the number of children in San Francisco. Read More
A man whose body washed up in the waters near San Francisco's Fort Mason on Tuesday afternoon has yet to be identified, medical examiner's officials said today.The body was found at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday by a park visitor who saw the body floating in the water near the Firehouse at Lower Fort Mason, National Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said. Read More
Anti-leash-law protests reached a new peak at a Golden Gate National Recreation Area open house Monday, with one supervisor even suggesting The City should take the park land back if proposed regulations are enforced.Supervisor John Avalos yelled his comments to a boisterous crowd of more than 100 protesters gathered outside the open house, some clad in dog costumes and carrying signs with slogans such as “Yes we canine.”“Take it back! Take it back!” the crowd responded. Read More
The public comment period for a contentious proposal to force dogs onto leashes in several popular dog-walking spots such as Fort Funston was extended until May 29.Originally the comment period for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft Dog Leash Environmental Impact Statement that maps leash laws at 21 of its open spaces in the Bay Area was scheduled to close April 14. Read More
A box of flares were found and detonated Sunday afternoon near Fort Funston, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near Lake Merced, according to police and park officials.The flares, which had U.S. Navy markings on them, had floated up in the water near Fort Funston on Sunday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.San Francisco police bomb specialists were called in to manage the flares, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener is addressing concerns about the federal government’s proposal for restricting in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where dogs can roam without a leash. Read More
A federal proposal to significantly restrict where dogs can roam off leash in local national parks has San Francisco politicians and parks officials worried about where the animals will wind up instead.
See full maps of the proposal. Read More