Keep our Park Clean – Second Saturday Clean & Sweep Every Month!

From 10 a.m. until Noon on the second Saturday of each month, please join other beneficiaries of the Rincon Hill Dog Park as we act as good stewards of this neighborhood park and give it a “Clean & Sweep.” We welcome your participation, even if it is for only 20 minutes. All supplies provided.

We generally do 6 – 8 mini-projects which consist of wiping down benches, trash pickup, sweeping the front open plaza, hosing down the concrete, light weeding etc..  Basically, we keep it looking like new and maturing into a beautiful environment.

Or, just drop by to be social.  We do need a couple of people just to keep an eye on our dogs, as we do these light monthly maintenance tasks.

Last, but most important, a special call out of thanks to our volunteer Gatekeepers who open and close the Dog Park daily at 6 am and 10 pm!  They continue to be a devoted group ever since our February 11, 2012 Grand Opening (and even earlier during the pre-opening construction period).

We are always looking for ways to help recognize them for their consistent Community service.  So, if you run into one of them – be certain to say “Thanks!”

Cheers – Marty & Josh

FYI – Remember – Owners are legally responsible for their dog(s) and any damage and/or injury caused by their dog.


Laundry Locker grand opening event 12/8/2012 – benefits Rincon Hill Dog Park!

Laundry Locker Community Celebration! Join Laundry Locker at their new location in South Beach at 140 Brannan Street (next to Bayside Market), on December 8th from 11am until 1pm and support the Rincon Hill Dog Park (RHDP).

5% of sales from all dry cleaning drop off orders received at the December 8th, 11am – 1pm event at the new South Beach location (140 Brannan Street) will go to RHDP. Along with RHDP, 3 other organizations will be supported:

-San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program, collecting toys.
-Parca, collecting gently used clothing.
-San Francisco Animal Care & Control, accepting donations.

Can’t make the 8th? 2 additional community events will be held at the new location via RSVP (email RSVP@laundrylocker.com ):

December 4th 5:30-8pm – Supporting Parca Clothing Drive
December 5th 5:30-8pm – Supporting Rincon Hill Dog Park & SFACC

Please pass along the attached flyer to let our neighbors know about this opportunity to use Laundry Locker’s services while also benefitting our dog park along with other fabulous organizations!

If you’d like to make donations directly to the Rincon Hill Dog Park, please visit http://www.rinconhilldogpark.org/support/donate/ to either donate online or use WePay.com to donate online. Thank you!


Nominate Dog Park Gatekeepers for Recognition!

Please take a moment to nominate the Rincon Hill Dog Park & Open Space for an “Outstanding Park Volunteer Group” award!

Use the following link to recognize our Gatekeepers, Clean & Sweep and trash hauling Community Volunteers along with our local small business sponsor.    http://empowersf.org/the-5th-annual-nen-awards   Deadline is December 3rd.  Please do it today.

Why?  Since our park’s grand opening in February 2012 – our park has been 100% Community Volunteer supported!  (Actually, almost a year since the soft opening in mid-December).  Seventeen committed Gatekeeper Volunteers coordinated by Áine O’Connell who open and close 7 days a week at 6 am & 10 pm.  Monthly Clean & Sweep Volunteers maintaining the park. Our  local small business, Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse & Feed Co who provides cleanup bags. And, a brave team that empties the trash.

Why? Our dogs love the space.

How?  Use the link above to access the nomination form and scroll down to the “Outstanding Park Volunteer Group” and cut ‘n paste some of the facts above mixed with your own thoughts or go original.  Either way – please recognize these outstanding volunteers who provide a clean and fun environment for our entire Community.


Small Dog Area Closed for Maintenance 12/11 – 12/14

12/9/2012 UPDATED, UPDATED NOTICE: The Rincon Hill Dog Park’s small dog area will be closed for maintenance purposes from Tuesday, December 11, 2012 until  Friday, December 14th.  The dog run area will not be affected by this closure.

Hope you’re having a nice holiday!

 


Introducing Cricket (Guardians: Dan and Susan)

Friends of the Rincon Hill Dog Park would like to help park users learn each others’ names in addition to their dogs’ names. If you’d like to submit a photo of your dog for our directory, please send a .jpg file (preferably no more than 500 pixels wide) along with your pooch’s name(s) and your first name (as their Guardian) to Info@RinconHillDogPark.org. See all entries on the Dog Photos page.

Cricket (Guardians: Dan and Susan)


Rincon Hill Dog Park in the K-Art News! (video)

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, please tune in to Comcast channel 29 at 6:30 p.m. to see K-Art news reporter and videographer Jourdan Aquino’s segment about the Rincon Hill Dog Park along with other Academy of Art University students’ video projects.

Luckily for us, Jourdan has graciously posted his clip on YouTube so that we all can see it online! Thank you Jourdan!


Rincon Hill Dog Park Closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Caltrans will be closing the Rincon Hill Dog Park on Wednesday 3/7 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to complete the
following work:

1. Relocate Trash bin
2. Install one additional bench per dog park
3. Re-surfacing near water post in large dog area.

The park will be opened by neighborhood volunteers for use from 6 a.m. until 7 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Rincon Hill Dog Park Community Group Meets Wednesday

From Marty Coressel:

All,

We like to first congratulate the Grand Opening Committee for a fantastic event which drew a huge crowd and was a great success!

The Event Committee was led by Kaye Kennedy. Kaye was assisted by Debi Gould, Joanne McArthur, Mary Moore & Tom Ryan, Linda Marshall, Jamie Whitaker and Eliot Temple, YeeePaw! Pet Care Solutions. With special thanks to Shireen and Ray Nyden, Pawtrero™ Hill BathHouse & Feed Co. for supplying the free gift bags at the event. Also, thank you to all those who donated items to the silent auction and the bidders who purchased them. Please see the banner below of additional acknowledgments.

We want to recognize our Community Gatekeepers who open and close our park on a daily basis lead by Áine O’Connell. And, great appreciation to Jamie Whitaker, our Treasurer plus who has established our official website – www.rinconhilldogpark.org.

The next Rincon Hill Dog Park Community Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6 to 7:00 pm. We will gather in front of the Bayside Village Management Office a few minutes prior to 6 pm to be escorted to the meeting room.

The meeting agenda is:
- Grand Opening Committee event recap

- Treasurer’s report

- Re-establish the 2nd Saturday of the month “Clean & Sweep” Community event.

We have had several people reach out to us asking if they can help with a once or twice a month clean up. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please simply reply to this email and we will keep you informed.

Please join us if you can. Thanks – Marty & Josh


Rincon Hill Dog Park Grand Opening this Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please join neighbors and dog lovers from all around the Bay Area at the official Rincon Hill Dog Park Grand Opening on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NW corner of Beale and Bryant Streets.

Special thanks to the Event Committee for doing all of the behind-the-scenes work to plan and promote this community celebration! The Event Committee was led by Kaye Kennedy. Kaye was assisted by Debi Gould, Joanne McArthur, Mary Moore, Linda Marshall, and Eliot Temple (Yeeepaw Pet Care!).

Please share the event flyeron your building and pet-related mailing lists!

Credit: Linda Marshall

 


Introducing Nalukai (aka Nalu) (Guardian: Brenda)

Friends of the Rincon Hill Dog Park would like to help park users learn each others’ names in addition to their dogs’ names. If you’d like to submit a photo of your dog for our directory, please send a .jpg file (preferably no more than 500 pixels wide) along with your pooch’s name(s) and your first name (as their Guardian) to Info@RinconHillDogPark.org. See all entries on the Dog Photos page.

Nalukai (Guardian: Brenda)