Linda Off-Leash Dog Area re-opened
Posted on 04/06/2023

Linda Off-Leash Dog Area Now Re-Open

Published April 6, 2023

The City of Piedmont re-opened the Linda off-leash dog park on April 5, 2023. The City will keep the dog area open as long as it is possible to do so safely, but community members should expect future temporary closures if heavy rains return.

The City first temporarily closed the off-leash dog area this season in December 2022 due to hazardous conditions created by the first in a series of heavy rains. Slippery conditions, soil erosion, and unstable walking surfaces were exacerbated during the weeks of severe storms in January 2023, forcing an extended closure. The dog area re-opened briefly on February 20th, only to close again due to rain four days later.

For the last several weeks, Public Works staff have been regularly inspecting the site to determine when the dog area could re-open. It is likely that the park will need to temporarily close and that maintenance work will need to be done after most, if not all, future rain events.

The City appreciates the importance of this space to the community. Public Works staff are actively exploring medium and long term mitigation options to ensure its continued viability.