The area at the end of Stone Pine is designated to be a park. I have been here 3 years and nothing has been done. I suggest that HMB designs a fenced [chain link] dog run ten feet wide and two blocks long with a gate at each end. Around this run create an oval track for runners, bikers, and walkers. The dogs could be off leash and really get some exercise. Next to this area create a natural wild flower garden of native plants , i.e. poppies, black eyed susans, sage, etc. with a gravel path and a half dozen scattered benches. At the far end plant golden rod and milkweeds to attrach the Monarches, Luna moths, etc. A small parking lot with an entrance off 92 could have room for 20 cars. The remainder of the property could storage city vehicles. The cost of installing a dog run could be partly covered by a dollar tax on the licenses.
Brian Ginna January 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM
The land is *not* designated to be a park and it is no longer owned by the City of Half Moon Bay. It is owned by Peninsula Open Space Trust, and they are solely responsible for the unkempt condition (although HMB is supposed to help keep the area clear of weeds in return for using the eastern end as a corporate yard). Suggest you call them at (650) 854-7696 and ask them why they have left the land in this condition and what their plans are for it.
Carol Wexler January 16, 2014 at 01:44 PM
There is already a dog park in HMB near Smith Field. It is entirely fenced. The City of HMB contributed the land and now lets us use the water but everything that was purchased for the dog park was from money donated by private citizens. Fund raisers were conducted by the Dog Park Board. The Board has always consisted of Private Citizens. Examples of Items purchased from the funds raised: fencing, installation of fencing, gravel for road to the park and parking lot, pooper scoopers, poop bags, liability insurance, the recent installation of water pipes and faucets. Currently the dog park is in need of a new fence. I believe the city requires a permit before a new fence can be installed. The dog park board may have enough money for the fence from previous fund raisers. Another thing that is sorely needed is additional space for a small dog dog park. Many of the smaller dogs are afraid of the bigger dogs and don't want to come into the park that is now in use. Before more space is available the city of HMB and the city council must give approval. Many of our senior citizens have small dogs. It would be so nice for them to come to the dog park with their small dogs. But they really need this small dog dog park.


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