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Dogs May Get More Park Access

After plans for a dog beach in San Clemente were shot down by the City Council last spring, the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission is considering recommending expanded access for dogs in more than 10 spots.

The San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday will discuss expanding access to dogs in a dozen of the city's parks.

The San Clemente City Council shot down in spring , but council members threw them a bone

According to the staff report for the Tuesday meeting, adding access for dogs to existing parks will require little investment -- only environmental documents and some signage.

Building dog runs will be a longer-term project, requiring review of the site plans and environmental documents, as well as the construction costs of fencing and other parts of the installation, the documents state.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the , 100 N. Calle Seville.

The parks under consideration for dog access include:

  • Bonito Canyon Bicentennial Park
  • Leslie Park
  • Max Berg Plaza Park
  • Marblehead Inland Park
  • Mira Costa Park (dogs currently allowed)
  • Parque del Mar (excluding Park Semper Fi area)
  • Rancho San Clemente Park
  • San Luis Rey Park
  • Talega Park
  • Tierra Grande Park
  • Verde Park (dogs currently allowed)

Also under consideration for dog access, though not a park, is the lawn of the San Clemente Branch Library between that building and the community center.

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