From NextDoor FQ:
At last night’s meeting of the full NORDC commission, an off leash dog area was approved for Cabrini Park. It was much larger than the plan that was expected to be proposed–18,816 sq ft rather than 10, 800–and is positioned against the Barracks St side of the park. The vote was 7-3 in favor of the off leash area.
Preliminary plans for the dog park determine that about 1/4 of the park space would be fenced off for dogs to run off leash.
Some community members gave their feedback that this space would be too small for the numbers of dogs expected to show up in the area. Judge Williams indicated that NORDC may be open to designating a larger portion of the park for dogs — specifically, what is now the planter/ former wading pool which would possibly be good for use as a small dog area. This would relieve potential space issues in the larger dog area.
He also indicated that the Cabrini Dog Park is a project in progress — that he wants NORDC to finish this first stage soon (before summer 2016) and that if it’s determined that an abundance of dogs are using the park, the space can possibly be expanded in the future.
Source: Share Cabrini
Cabrini Park is for sale. The one shared green space for residents, happy dogs and schoolkids alike is now waiting for a developer. Clearly, the neighborhood associations in the surrounding areas need a Martha Robinson-level activist with time and access to fight for this. How wonderful if the outcome of this is that we could have a first-rate green space led by the citizens much like Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto or People’s Park in Berkeley, both that I have made pilgrimage to during my organizing work. Proposed sale of park worries F.Q. residents.