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Proposed Fallbrook Dog Park is just a bark away

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Issue 49, Volume 17.
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FALLBROOK – The grassroots movement for a Fallbrook dog park is gaining momentum. The effort, spearheaded by Fallbrook Dog Park Committee, has gained public support through a petition process. Committee members presented the proposal to members of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group and CSA81 (County Service Area for Fallbrook, which approves park and recreation amenities for the Fallbrook area), asking the groups to update their priority list to include the project. Both groups agreed to add it to their list.

Fallbrook is an unincorporated area, so the best solution would be to fold an off-leash dog area into the existing county parks operation. The Fallbrook Dog Park Committee has quietly been working with the Live Oak Park Coalition (LOPC) and the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation for the past several months. It was suggested that the southernmost section of Live Oak Park be set up for an off-leash dog area. This area is on the corner of Gird and Reche Roads, has a small parking lot, and a restroom. There are several tables, benches and many trees to shade the area.

Dog park supporters have been asked to raise $10,000 towards fencing costs and Live Oak Park Coalition (LOPC) has generously offered to match their donations up to $10,000 to assist with purchasing dog waste stations, waste bags, trash receptacles, signs, upgrades, and fencing.

So, now is the time to donate! Anyone who donates $50 to LOPC will receive a one-year parking pass to Live Oak Park where they can walk their dog on leash, have a picnic, and soon bring their pet to an off-leash dog area.

Tax deductible donations can be sent to: LOPC, note "dog park" in memo area, P.O. Box 2974, Fallbrook, CA 92088.

Donations can be made on line at, by entering Fallbrook Dog Park in the search box. A video about the proposed dog park can be viewed at To find out more about the Fallbrook off-leash dog area, email the Dog Park Committee at

The committee has been working its way through the County regulations with the help of Jake Enriquez, the executive in charge of this project and District Manager County of San Diego Parks & Rec. Dept. Any questions regarding this proposed project should be directed to Enriquez at his office: (858) 966-1365, or by email at

The community’s support and donations are needed and will be greatly appreciated. The committee hope to have the off-leash dog park become a reality by spring of 2014!



Comment Profile ImageFallbrook res.
Comment #1 | Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm
I own a home here, where is my petition? Why quietly working on plans?
Comment Profile ImageSteve
Comment #2 | Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:19 am
This is great news lets send those donations in and get this park going!
Comment Profile ImageJoan
Comment #3 | Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:40 am
Go to to find out more, donate, or volunteer.
Comment Profile Image@ Fallbrook Res
Comment #4 | Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm
There was a woman near Major Market this afternoon collecting signatures & donations. I expect you might find someone there this weekend doing the same.
Comment Profile ImageE
Comment #5 | Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm
Good to hear!
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #6 | Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
I love all animals, dogs, cats but I think the location was poorly chosen. I think Fallbrook`s version of "Chicano Park" only creates more problems. Nothing like walking your dog dodging AK fire.

How about putting this park on one of the many "hillie" areas, safer.
Comment Profile ImageAnnoyed
Comment #7 | Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Smh, only his ignorance could make a comment about a dog park an anti mexican comment. I will be so glad when Ray's comments stop ruining this news site.
Comment Profile ImageWar Zone
Comment #8 | Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm
Dang, that Live Oak Park is a real war zone. Thanks for letting us know Raymundo.
Comment Profile ImageNIMBY
Comment #9 | Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:35 am
Ummm. I don't get the Chicano Park comment? There are no murals in Live Oak Park. And Chicano Park does not have a dog park. Have you ever been there Ray?

Dodging AK fire? From where? This is Fallbrook. The only AK fire that can be found around here is at Camp Pendleton.

This dog park idea is great, especially since it is coming from people that have identified a need and then they found a solution. I would imagine these people do not sit around all day on their computers complaining. Can't wait to meet them. I'm gonna donate 50 bucks to their cause on payday!
Comment Profile ImageTrent
Comment #10 | Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm
I signed the petition along time ago at the vet by the avocado company. Hope this goes through.
Comment Profile ImageLiveoakparker
Comment #11 | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 9:42 am
We don't want to hear any whining about the traffic. when your little doggie runs out onto the street and gets hit by a car.
Comment Profile ImageDR DR
Comment #12 | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Just curious - who picks up the dog poop? Will pooper scooper bags be provided? I think it's all good, just don't want to step in it-I'll pick up after mine if you pick up after yours - but there are always those that don't.
Comment Profile Imagebring your own
Comment #13 | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm
No pooper scooper bags "need" to be provided. Are pooper scooper bags provided when walking down any neighborhood (prob not - owner's responsibility). The dog owner should bring their own and pick up after their dog. But you are right on one thing, there always that bum owner who doesn't pick up after theirs.
Comment Profile ImageJoemamma
Comment #14 | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm
As I understand it the section of park going to be used as the dog park is the little section on the southwest corner of Reche and Gird. I drive by there every day and never see anyone using that area. It will be totally fenced in and separated from the main park area. Most dog park attendees pick up after their pet as this is the custom at most dog parks. In my experience most of the dog parks in San Diego County are well kept and clean. Stepping in dog poop, if it even happens will most likely only happen to other dog owners. People who use the main section of the park will not really be affected as far as I can see. If anything it will be nice to have the proposed area actually used, considering it has been being maintained all along.

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