Millbrae dogs are jealous of their neighbors in Burlingame, San Bruno and most other cities in the Peninsula. Those dogs all have parks designated just for them – to play fetch, gossip about their owners and enjoy the freedom of being off-leash.
To appease their best friends, Millbrae residents are gathering donations to build a dog park. They will need about $300,000 to pay for grading, fences, water, maintenance, as well as insurance, which is a main contributor to the hefty price tag.
“We’ve been looking at a lot of sites in Millbrae, our preference is either or because they get very little usage and they’re flat,” said Jennifer Price, co-chair of the Friends of the Millbrae Dog Park, an all-volunteer group seeking to create a dog park.
The organization, spearheaded by Councilman Wayne Lee, was formed in 2008, and the project has regained steam after being sidetracked for financial reasons.
Friends of the Millbrae Dog Park will send out mailers to dog owners in Millbrae and surrounding cities asking for donations, and will likely hold fundraising events in May and June.
“Building the park by this summer would be very optimistic, but we’re hoping for the end of the year,” Lee said.
To find out more about the dog park, check out the Friends of the Millbrae Dog Park Website. In addition to donations, the organization is seeking volunteers, such as landscape architects and maintenance workers.
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