Dogbone Meadow Dog Park Renovations

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Project Overview

Dog Park Renovations (CIP 15-005)

Description

The primary focus of this project is to improve site accessibility, replace one acre of turf, improve irrigation and gopher abatement. The project will also provide a dog wash area, address seating and shade structures, add drinking fountains and other enhancements.       


Location

The Dogbone Meadow Dog Park is located in O’Hair Park, which is on Novato Boulevard, west of Sutro Avenue.

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Benefit

Improve accessibility, enhance amenities and provide for active recreation.


Schedule

Design efforts are currently underway, construction timeline is yet to be determined. The Request for Proposals for Design Services was released on December 8, 2016. It is anticipated that design improvements will begin in Spring 2018.


Cost

Construction cost is estimated at $400,000-$600,000 (to be based on final funding authorization).


Additional Info

Black Walnut Trees at Dogbone Meadow Dog Park
In November 2015, City staff held a community workshop as part of the Dogbone Meadow Improvement Project to define needs and wishes of the park users.

One of the topics of conversation at the workshop was the 13 walnut trees planted about 14 years ago as part of the original dog park design. Some park users requested the walnut trees be removed claiming they are harmful to dogs, while others wanted to keep these mature trees because they provide a lot of desired shade.

The City, made aware of differing opinions on the walnut trees among the park users, actively investigated. An arborist was hired to research this controversial subject.  The Arborist recommended the trees be retained, and the walnuts be regularly picked up. Please see Arborist Report for more information.


Contact Info

Project Manager
Gosia Woodfin, Assistant Engineer
415.899.8997
gwoodfin@novato.org

Public Works Department
415.899.8246
pw@novato.org


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