If an incident is of a serious nature and warrants reporting and subsequent investigation, the complainant must come in person to the Recreation Authority office to file an incident report in writing. No exceptions. Incident reports will no longer be taken over the phone.
In addition, key fobs for all involved parties will be immediately suspended until a thorough investigation is complete. This is not a punitive measure but rather a precautionary one. There have been multiple instances of repeated incidents before the initial incident report can be investigated. This is simply unsafe for everyone and absolutely must stop.
Dog parks are no different than other parks when it comes to self policing and appropriate behavior. If my child and I are enjoying the playground at a park and another child joins the playground and is making my child or me uncomfortable or even concerned for my child's safety then I take the responsible action of calmly and quickly leaving the park with my child and return another day. It really is that simple. I do not stay. I do not exchange unpleasant words. I do not request that the child be banned from the park.
Dog park patrons should leash their dogs and calmly exit the park if they are uncomfortable with another dog or person in the park. If an incident does occur, ALL PARTIES involved must immediately leash their dogs and exit the park. Do not remain in the park. If the incident is indeed serious and requires investigation, by all means, come in and complete an incident report. It is not our intention to discourage anyone from doing so.
It is our sincere hope that everyone will continue to enjoy the dog park in a responsible manner.