The City’s Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment (YPCE) soon will host a community meeting surrounding park use in the Curtis Park neighborhood.
Staff are considering renovations at Sierra 2 Park and Curtis Park that could support activities or amenities including off-leash dog use, sports fields and courts or community gathering areas.
The community was able to provide feedback on their park use and the potential plans through an online survey that was open from Dec. 8, 2022 to Jan. 6, 2023.
Staff will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-6 p.m. to review survey results with the community.
The meeting is open to all users at Sierra 2 and Curtis Park neighborhood parks. Staff will discuss next steps, which will include soliciting further feedback and input from the community. Those interested in attending can join here.
Currently, neither park is designed to be used as an off-leash dog park, which requires fencing and consideration of other design standards including size and existing amenities.
In December, staff installed fencing for a temporary pop-up dog park at Sierra 2 Park using equipment from a previous PetSmart partnership to allow off-leash dog activity to safely continue at the park.
Due to recent storms that have impacted the region and parks across Sacramento, the temporary pop-up dog park fencing is down. The fencing will be reinstalled once the park grounds have had time to dry. Until the fencing is restored, YPCE is asking for cooperation and voluntary compliance of the City’s park rules to ensure safety for all users.
Dogs are allowed on leash at all City parks, and off-leash dog use is also allowed at the14 dog parks across the city. All dogs at City parks outside of designated fenced areas must be on a leash per City Code 12.72.060(k).
All proposed or potential park improvements are subject to funding availability and may require long-term planning to make substantive changes.