The City recently installed a sign-in guest book near the entrance to the small dog area in order to better track ongoing park usage, at the suggestion of the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC). The City commonly tracks and reports on activities and usage at other park locations and often has the benefit of data provided through various program or picnic reservations. For the Temporary Dog Park at the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater, the City did not have an effective means to track usage until installing this sign-in book. The City appreciates patrons taking the time to sign in to let us know how popular this new amenity is so that can be passed along to the PRMCC and City Council.
The City would also would like to clarify the dog park – which only just opened on July 14, 2017, and was designated as a temporary dog park site for a period of up to three years – is not being closed, as the City continues to explore potential locations for a permanent dog park facility.
Deputy Director of Administrative Services
City of Martinez