27 December 2008

Community Meeting Announcement

Nate's Point Dog Park
Community Meeting

Thursday, January 29th
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Balboa Park Club – Santa Fe Room

Discussion Topics:
  • Nate’s Point Advisory Committee
  • Small Dog Area
  • Turf Management
  • Lighting
  • Budget for Improvements
Please RSVP. And feel free to cross-post!

More Information:

We Need Some New Pictures!

We'd love to have some new pictures of our Park. If you have any good ones, please send them to info@npdog.org.

21 October 2008

FeedBurner Feeds now Available

You can now subscribe to Nate's Point updates via FeedBurner in your favorite reader or via e-mail. See the links to the right.

03 October 2008

Vote for Nate's in Best of San Diego!

Our dog park is up for the best dog park at SignOnSanDiego.com. Cast your vote!


18 September 2008

Small Dog Area Update

We met with the City staff today to start looking at options. They are going to put together some design plans that we can use as a basis for discussion and to determine the official NPDog proposal and level of support available.

The items we are trying to solve are:
  • Small Dog Safety
  • Turf Management
  • Possible Lighting Options
If any dog park members are willing to get involved on a design review committee, please post or e-mail info@npdog.org.

17 September 2008

UT JustFixIt Article

Another nice article about our dog park in the UT's Just Fix It column. Thanks to Peter Blasik for working to keep this project moving forward.


If the small dog area is important to you, please consider donating so that can we pay for this project (we're sure it won't be cheap). We're also investigating adding lighting options to the design.

16 September 2008

Small Dog Area Fencing

Meeting with the City this week, they say they have design plans. More updates coming soon...

15 September 2008

Who is 'Nate'?

Nate Wells was a long-time City employee who "took an ugly pile of dirt and weeds and transformed it, working on his own time." For more about Nate, read this article (PDF) from the July 2001 Union-Tribune.

About the Park

The Nate's Point Dog Off-Leash Area is located on the West Mesa of Balboa Park, immediately south of El Prado / Laurel Street and east of Balboa Drive. The off-leash area is approximately 2.3 acres in size, and has been used as a dog park since 1996. This off-leash park is one of the most popular dog parks in the San Diego region', and is used every day of the year.

Map to the Park

The Nate's Point Dog Off-Leash Area is located on the West Mesa of Balboa Park, immediately south of El Prado / Laurel Street and east of Balboa Drive.

View Larger Map


Thanks for checking out the new Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park blog. We'll be posting updates here.

Improvement Plan

Current Upgrade Status:
  • New Drinking Fountain - Complete!
  • New Picnic Table - Complete!
  • Complete Perimeter Fencing - Complete!
  • Double-Entry Access Gate - Complete!
  • Disabled-Compliant Walkway - Partially Complete
  • Disabled-Compliant Parking
  • Small Dog Area - Planning
  • Turf Management - Planning
  • Lighting for Evening Use
Donate today!

06 February 2008

Park Staff Dog Bite!

We heard from Park Staff that one of them was bit last week, when they
were doing their regular maintenance at our Nate's Point. While they
were apparently using a leaf-blower at the time, which admittedly may
be confused with a vaccuum, it was still an unfortunate incident.
Thankfully it was not a bad bite.

Please remember to keep your dogs under control when the maintenance
staff are at work. And thank them on occasion - the staff does a good
job keeping our park nice with very limited resources!


04 February 2008

Balboa Park/Morley Field Recreation Council Liason

The Balboa Park/Morley Field Recreation Council now includes the
Balboa Park dog parks under its governance. Nate's Point could use a
representative to attend these meetings on our behalf, which are only
once every two months in the evening.

If there is somebody on this list that already attends, or anybody
that is interested, please post or contact us.