BURLINGAME DOG PARK

Opened 1/27/2001

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 SOUTH
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 NORTH
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