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Participate in the Hap Magee Dog Park survey

Original post made on Aug 27, 2013

The town of Danville seeks input from users of the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park regarding the type of material used for the ground cover at the park. The survey is online and available through Sept. 5. All those who use the Canine Corral at Hap Magee Ranch Park are encouraged to take part in the survey and provide their input to the Commission. To take the survey, go to Web Link.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:10 PM

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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

Tom Cushing is a registered user.

Yes! Please register your views on the dog park issue.

Hap Magee is a wonderful setting, and extremely popular with area residents -- to the point where no natural surface as yet tried can stand up to the ruckus (meaning heavy use, not the hilarious beagle of the same name who's a regular patron). It also has required a three-month closure in the wet months for annual renewal. And it's a maintenance challenge, as shown in this pic of Mocha the BC in all her muddy glory. Web Link

Lest there be concern among tea drinkers about our park dollars going to the scurvy mutts (most of whom are intractably socialist), please know that 35-40% of households host one-or-more canines -- meaning that out of 15,000 households in Danville, some 6,000 have dogs, and all are potential users of The Hap. I daresay that well exceeds the number of households who play tennis or volleyball, or grow roses, or attend summer concerts or classes, or even use the library, regularly. I have many friends from The Hap wom I would not have met otherwise in these gated environs -- the dogpark well-serves our human community.

Of course, that popularity also begs another question: if The Hap is a victim of its own overuse, why not consider adding another such facility to draw away some of the crowd? Osage in the area that occasionally floods, Sycamore Valley, the Iron Horse next to the park-n-ride at Camino Ramon, and Oak Hill if it can be located away from the pond/waterfowl, are all off-the-top-of-the-head options to be fenced-off and -- voila -- a dogpark! (Okay, running a water line is also a good idea, but not necessary to start).

Anyway folks -- please vote your preferences! Web Link


Posted by Andrew, a resident of Danville
on Aug 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I think they should add a pond for the dogs to swim in. My yorkie mix would be in heaven!


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