Dog management planning announcement:
On October 19, 2017, the National Park Service announced it has permanently ended a planning and rulemaking process intended to establish new regulations related to dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). This decision follows the completion of an independent review of the use of personal email accounts for official communications related to the Dog Management planning.
In its report, the review team composed of a group of experts in government planning efforts outside of NPS, concluded that the use of personal email to conduct official business was inappropriate, but the emails they reviewed did not influence the outcome of the planning and rulemaking process. However, NPS concluded that it is no longer appropriate to proceed.
GGNRA will continue to enforce existing pet regulations detailed in a 1979 pet policy and the Superintendent's Compendium, which describe where visitors can walk managed dogs under voice control or on-leash in specific areas of the park. The nationwide Park Service regulation requiring dogs to be on-leash would apply to areas not covered by the 1979 policy. The interim permit requirement for commercial dog walking will remain in effect.
Our pet regulations and designated dog walking locations are described below. If you have questions regarding dogs in GGNRA, please contact the Dog Management Information Line: 415-561-4728 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dogs must be on leash in all parking lots and picnic areas.
- Dogs are not allowed in park buildings and facilities, including outdoor restrooms and public showers.
- Service animals accompanying a person with a disability, as defined by Federal law and Department of Justice regulations (Title 28 Code of Federal Regulations § 36.104), are allowed wherever visitors or employees are allowed.
- For more information on the DOJ ADA Revised Service Animal Regulations, please click here.