Council meets tonight on Bernal Park improvements

$16-milion project could get underway this spring

The Pleasanton City Council starts out its February meetings tonight with a full agenda that includes consideration of a $16-million project to add more sports fields and an oak woodland area in Bernal Community Park.

The lighted, all-weather, multi-purpose sports fields and the Oak Woodland project are part of a specific plan adopted in 2006 which designated 168 acres of the Bernal property for commercial development and kept 318 acres of city-owned land for community purposes, including the baseball fields now on the Bernal site.

The Oak Woodland and additional sports fields, with work scheduled to begin this spring if the council approves tonight's proposals, will continue the development of the park site.

Also on tonight's council agenda are a report on a recent "Citizen Satisfaction Survey" and a review of the performance evaluation metrics program.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers in the Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.


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Posted by Joe Streng
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

Would like to see a dog park somewhere on the Bernal property. Hope my fellow dog owners agree!

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

What for, so the inconsiderate dog owners of this town can let their animals relieve themselves and leave their droppings. It is sad that people allow their animals to disrespect others property. I wonder how these inconsiderate owners would like people defecating on their property and leaving it for them to clean up. There should be a law that can be enforced where these animal owners are ticketed and fined for their lack of consideration. I can not imagine placing a dog park next to where our children play so they may be subjected to more germs and possible injury from unleashed animals.

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Posted by Sherri
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

Exactly! We need a dog park so the dogs can run around in a separate and fenced area, and NOT get on people's personal property, front yards, poop on community land or run off-leash (which is not allowed but people do it anyway)chasing people away.

We are WAY over due for a Dog Park in Pleasanton! Joe - I completely agree.

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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

You're right Joe. The dog exercise area in Muirwood Park gets a lot of use, and we've been promised other locations in Pleasanton for years and years. Specifically, we were promised a dogpark on the Bernal Property. Let's get it done!

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Posted by W Ron Sutton
a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

As a long-time advocate for responsible dog ownership, I do, and encourage others to, clean up after those less responsible dog owners. Been doing it under Green a Dog Rangers and at Friday Concerts up until 2-3years ago, and now, among our Saturday walkers, as Green Walkers, Leaving our Surroundings Cleaner than we found them. But, my main point is about the number of owners who let their dogs off-leash, despite ordinances against it! I would hope that more, scattered dog parks would give those owners an alternative that would find them following the leash laws outside those dog parks.

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Posted by dogs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Agree clean up after dogsā€¦ and build a dog park!

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Posted by Dog Owner
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include a dog park! A BIG one! Look at Ashley Memorial Dog Park in Auburn, CA for some GREAT ideas!! Livermore has 5 dog parks! Let's get the community together and get something great going. Our dogs and town need it!

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