A potential new dog park in Curtis Park? Here’s how you can provide feedback on concept plans

As the City’s Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment continues to explore opportunities for potential park renovations in the Curtis Park neighborhood, staff are inviting community members to review concept plans at an upcoming open house.

The open house will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community (2791 24th St.).

Community members can drop in at any time during the open house to provide feedback on initial concept plans and locations of the potential dog park.

“This open house is the next step following months of outreach and conversations with the community,” YPCE Director Jackie Beecham said. “Our staff have explored multiple solutions and opportunities that address all park users, and we will continue to work alongside the community as outlined in our action plan.”

Those who are unable to attend in person or wish to participate virtually can review the concept plans here. Comments can be submitted by email to sierra2greenpark@cityofsacramento.org by 5 p.m. Monday, July 31.

Staff developed eight concept plans for the community to review and rank their top three by preference on design and location. This feedback will be one of several factors considered in developing a future scope of work.

“Along with this feedback, we will also consider City and industry design standards, budget, available space and data gathered during the implementation of the temporary dog park,” Beecham said.

In previous months, staff have initiated a survey and used feedback to develop a draft action plan. This plan identified immediate short-term solutions and established a timeline for future activities.

Staff have maintained a temporary pop-up dog park at Sierra 2 since December and in April relocated the layout based on community feedback.

The current layout provides tree shade and a water fountain with a dog bowl while allowing staff to perform necessary maintenance for permitted sports field use.

Dogs are allowed on leash at all City parks, and off-leash dog use is also allowed at all 14 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).

Enforcement measures — including warning citations and administrative citations — will be implemented as necessary to ensure safety for all park users.

For more information and updates, please visit the Sierra 2 park use webpage.

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