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The Friends of Rincon Hill Dog Park volunteer community project was begun in September 2007 under the name Bay Bridge Base Beautification Group (and then Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor Adopt-a-Street Group).

This project exists based upon our local community working together as volunteers to clean the CalTrans parcel at the northwest corner of Beale and Bryant up on a regular basis since September 2009 to establish our commitment to an open space for dogs and our willingness to maintain the area as beneficiaries.

Grand Opening Committee

Kaye Kennedy and Debi Gould are organizing the Rincon Hill Dog Park’s Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Please write Info@RinconHillDogPark.org if you would like to help or can donate raffle prizes for the Grand Opening!

Daily Operations Volunteers

We had a “soft” opening of the dog park for daylight hours (8am to 5pm) on December 16th. The electricity was connected on December 20th for the lighting, so our hours were extended to 10pm as of December 21st.

Friends of the Rincon Hill Dog Park needs volunteers to open and close the park’s main gate on a DAILY basis.  Once the permanent trash cans are installed in each dog area, we will also need help emptying the trash and placing it outside of the main gate for collection (not to mention setting up fresh trash bags).

Please send an e-mail to the Gatekeeper Coordinator Áine O’Connell at RHDPgatekeeper@hotmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to either unlock the gate at 6 a.m. OR close and lock the gate at 10 p.m. Please include your e-mail, phone number, and your availability for scheduling (which days and indication of morning or evening). Áine will be in touch very shortly to confirm your time commitment.


Our “dream” is to have at least 14 volunteers who commit to 1 of the 2 time slots needed to open or close the park’s main gate each day of the week. If we get less, we’ll figure it out (we envisage max per volunteer -2 day per week / morning or evening commitments from each person). We absolutely encourage commitment amongst volunteers to get to know each other, and to work around each others’ schedules.

There is no long-term commitment involved in volunteering for the Rincon Hill Dog Park. The only commitment is that if you cannot perform the duty when assigned, you should either confirm a replacement volunteer from the list to fill in for you or contact Áine (the volunteer coordinator) to let her know of the situation.

If at any point in time you would like to discontinue volunteering your time to open and/or close the dog park, please give Áine at least 48 hours notice so that there is some time available to arrange for a replacement gatekeeper to perform the task.

Áine maintain’s an e-mail distribution list JUST for the Rincon Hill Dog Park open/close volunteers.  Áine will not share your e-mail address or phone number with any third party. You can reach Áine at RHDPGatekeeper@hotmail.com.

4/8/2012 NOTICE: Volunteer needed to open the park on Sundays at 6am. Please e-mail rhdpgatekeeper@hotmail.com if you are interested.

A special thanks to Patrol Special Police Officers Scott Hart and Todd Hart for keeping an eye on the park in the evenings and helping to lock it up a couple of nights each week!