I have never been much of an activist but this calls for some noise…
I live in Downtown San Diego and have been for over 5 years (before the ballpark.)
I can’t even believe the amount of dogs downtown and from the most recent pool I have seen ($268K a door at an average square footage of 1100~) it is not nearly enough room for these guys to play.
It is one of the major pros of living downtown…have a zag day…grab a cup of joe on a Saturday morning, walk to the park with your dog, hang with some regulars, let your dog run till he/she can’t run anymore and then end up at Cafe 222 for some tasty breakfast.
Well folks on Friday the 18th of April 2008 PETCO has decided to close the park off to dogs. Some say it is because some neurotic lady complained because a dog ran past a kid and the kid fell down, some say its because the dogs were disturbing the bums sleeping in the park. I dont know about you but In my opinion dogs should have more rights than bums. Whatever the rumor is WHO CARES!
I can understand not letting the dogs in the park on game day but we need a park downtown to let dogs safely play and be active! It is the fun of downtown and one of the reasons PETCO park became PETCO park.
Downtown (unlike Old Town) is so dog friendly! – Let’s keep it that way!
If you want to re-open PETCO park to the dogs I encourage you to make some noise!
We need your help and support
You can also call The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Departmenet’s Planning and Development division at (619)525-8213
There is also a petition at the It’s A Grind Coffee House