For the past 11 months the San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee, comprised of 10 community members appointed by the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission, has been drafting policy recommendations to assist the Parks Department in developing dog management policies for all San Mateo County Parks. During the process, the Committee has reviewed the dog management practices of other agencies in the Bay Area and other states, received presentations by topic experts, including water quality professionals and the Peninsula Humane Society, and reviewed published material. The Committee has also received oral and written comments on dogs in parks at public meetings, and through email and a survey. Committee meetings have been open to the public throughout the process.
The Committee invites the community to review its recommendations at three meetings:
September 6: Veterans Senior Memorial Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City
September 7: Burlingame Park and Recreation Department, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
September 14: San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica
The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Each meeting will feature work stations in order to facilitate conversations about policy recommendations and obtain participant’s specific suggestions for changes.
Community members who are not able to attend meetings, may still review the recommendations and provide suggestions through our on-line survey.
For more information or take survey go to