At the risk of starting another catfight, I am going to link to the Daily Journal piece about off-leash pooch privileges. It notes
In the recent past, the city has heard from the dog community that it’d like more options on city-owned land for dogs. Pilot programs at Washington Park field on Burlingame Avenue and Cuernavaca Park field for off-leash dogs hours were approved by the council for the school year only, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and launched at the beginning of April.
“The pilots are great,” said Recreation Supervisor Nicole Acquisti, who is in charge of the pilot programs. “We recently reached out to all the neighbors, so far nobody has had any complaints, which is nice.”
I hope the Rec Dept. keeps an eye on this post because I will bet you we hear some complaints. I'm not weighing in pro- or con- but I believe plenty of folks will. They certainly have in the past. The sports teams that use the same patches of ground have had problems with lack of clean-up, but who knows maybe people have gotten more responsible.