Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) recognizes well-managed dog walking is a healthy and popular way to enjoy parklands.
With the release of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with Preferred Alternative we are entering the final planning stages in the development of a Dog Management Plan and Final Rule for GGNRA.
The Final Rule will identify places in the park where dogs are welcome – both on-leash and under voice and sight control (off-leash) – as well as areas that are dog-free. It will also describe the responsibilities of dog owners to manage their dogs effectively and requirements for people walking 4-6 dogs at one time.
In January, the National Park Service will issue a Record of Decision, signaling Federal approval of the FEIS Preferred Alternative. A Final Rule will be published in the Federal Register. The Final Rule will specify an effective date that will be no sooner than March 1, 2017. Implementation of the Final Rule will include public outreach, education, and the installation of signage.
Continue reading for more information about the FEIS, including maps and frequently asked questions.