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.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/justfixit/20080917-9999-lz1m17fixit.html

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.


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Welcome!

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
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