We do not have all the details yet, but yesterday, March 15th, the City Council of San Diego approved funding for the Small Dog Park at Dusty Rhodes. It includes money for a fence to separate the Small Dog section from the larger area where big dogs roam. Now it just needs to be installed.
Councilmember Kevin Faulconer introduced the measure and said this:
That is the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park. I want to thank the members of the community that have been extremely active on this issue for the last several years. It’s really one of those items that has strong neighborhood support.
In essence, you can imagine the popularity of any off-leash dog park, this will help separate the larger dogs from the smaller dogs. It’s a very popular dog park that’s existed for a long time. There are people involved in that out in point Loma and Dusty Rhodes Park, I want to thank them for the help in the last year and a half. Move the item.
The measure was seconded, the vote taken, and it passed unanimously.
Over the years, there have been several fatal or injurious encounters between large and smaller dogs. One such encounter occurred on November 28, 2010 – go here for the details. Activists have alleged that five small dogs have been killed at the Park due to the aggressiveness of larger dogs.
Hat tip to Debbie Greene.