A fenced-in dog park may soon be a reality in Coronado. City Council agreed Tuesday night to have its Park and Recreation Commission research the needs and possible benefits and impacts of a dog park in the city. This would be the first step in identifying associated costs and a possible location for a pooch park.
The action comes at the request of Louise Shirey, with PAWS of Coronado, to construction a fully-enclosed dog park. The organization had initially suggested a location on Mullinix Drive at the west end of Tidelands Park.
David Fairbank, a resident of Glorietta Boulevard, said neighbors adamantly oppose a dog park at this location.
"Messing with Tidelands Park is a non-starter," he said.
In a letter to the city, Bill and Michelle Bailey, also of Glorietta Boulevard, expressed concerns of fencing detracting from Tidelands Park's open design and the smell associated with a proposed park.
Mayor Casey Tanaka agreed that the committee needs to research all possible sites.
City Council approved the decision to move forward with research 5-0.
City reports indicate there is no fiscal impact for the Parks and Recreation Commission to conduct the research.
In addition to the dog park, the Parks and Recreation Commission will research cost and locations for the development of a universally accessible playground, which has playground equipment for children of all abilities.
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