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City Residents, Officials Consider City Dog Park
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Riverbank Parks and Recreation Director Sue Fitzpatrick leads a discussion at City Hall with residents interested in the possibility of creating a dog park somewhere in town. The preliminary conversation centered around possible locations and features a park might include. Fitzpatrick shows examples included in other facilities. Ric McGinnis/The News


A recent presentation at Riverbank City Hall indicates that residents are interested in bringing a dog park facility to the City of Action.

A community forum organized by Parks and Recreation Director Sue Fitzpatrick gathered last week to explore what it would take to create a pet playground somewhere in the city.

The group discussed several potential sites, what it would take to acquire one and maintain one through the years. They also pondered the kind of play equipment that might be provided, possibly a doggie PAR course.

Several potential locations around town were debated. Some could be purchased, some possibly leased.

An example of the latter might be under/on the Hetch Hetchy right of way, under the power lines that cross southern Riverbank, from east to west. A potential problem with that option might be that a lease at some point might be canceled by the San Francisco company that manages the system.

Another suggestion was a three-acre parcel located at the Riverbank Industrial Complex (former Army Ammunition Plant) on Claus Road.

To further explore that possibility, the group will take a look at the grounds and then plan to meet again at City Hall North, 6707 Third St., on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

For more information about how to get involved in the process, call 863-7140.