BURLINGAME DOG PARK
Maggie and Tiger went to the
new dog park in Burlingame and here is their report.
This park is in a location
far enough away from homes to eliminate any barking dog complaints.
But it's so far from homes that few people will be able to get
there except by car, boat or aircraft. With land values at an
all time high on the San Francisco Peninsula, dogs are lucky to
have this new park. The park is about 60 ft. wide by a guess of
120 yards. There are two double gate entrances at each end of
this long unbent "L" shaped park. There is water at
only one end and that end is the farthermost from the main road.
The water fountain for dogs is self draining and doesn't allow
the water to remain so unless you can teach your dog to push the
button there will be no water to drink without you pushing the
water flow button. Also at the far end next to the double gate
entrance is a small gated cell for cooling off rowdy dogs. The
bulletin boards at each end of the park have a roll of plastic
bags. There are 4 benches with two in the middle of the park.
The park is open from 6 AM-9 PM (closed Wednesday 6 AM-8 AM for
maintenance) and there are 10 lights for night use. The surface
is about 1/3 decomposed granite and 2/3 grass. The grass in the
several areas is very thin. The proximity of the San Francisco
Bay makes for a breezy park. Dogs will love that. The parking
area is next to the gate off Airport boulevard. There is a utility
road at the other end, but Maggie doesn't know where it goes.
One side of the park is city facilities, and the other side is
a hill to elevated tennis courts but Maggie could be wrong about
that. This park has a separate small dog area so little dogs have
their own small section this park. There is wild life in the hill
besides the park and Maggie saw a dog jump the 5 ft. fence and
romp merrily on the hill side.
Park Area 3.0 acres
In this panorama, the Airport
Blvd. entrance is on the right (looking northeast), water treatment
plant in the background beyond the fence, center. Also in the
right foreground are 2 of the 4 park benches and the only shade
in this park (Maggie and Tiger in the shade). Along the fence
can be seen the 10 lights for use at night or early morning according
to the season. The foreground is the grassy area, the light area
is the decomposed granite strip and on the extreme left is a fence,
field tarps, new growth trees and wood chips. The Cooling Off
Cage for rowdy dogs is near the western entrance end (left in
the photo). Photo taken June 1, 2001 at 3 PM. After heavy winter
rains water pools at the entrance end of the park.
DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK FROM THE
Take 101 north to the Anza Blvd. Exit which is the fifth exit
north of the highway 92-101 interchange. Turn left at the light
onto Airport Blvd. and after 0.4 miles, the entrance to the dog
run parking area is on the left.
DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK FROM THE
Coming from the north take the Broadway Exit that loops over 101
to the intersection of Bayshore Highway and Anza Blvd. on your
right. Take Anza Blvd. past Bayside Park to the dog park entrance
next to the sewage disposal plant.
TO RETURN NORTH
To return north on 101, follow the directions above under TO RETURN
SOUTH but enter the north bound traffic.
DO NOT PARK IN FRONT
OF THE LARGE GATE USED BY MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.
MAP TO THE PARK
Last change 6/23/08