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Ohlone Dog Park

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 21, 2019
1. Ohlone Dog Park Marker
Inscription.  Berkeley's Ohlone Dog Park, situated along a strip of land cleared in the 1960s for BART undergrounding, is widely considered the world''s first dog park. Development plans for the area were upended when activists occupied and dubbed the strip "People's Park Annex.” In 1979 a group of residents gathered here to declare the area a park for dogs. What started as an experiment was made official in 1983, and the non-profit Ohlone Dog Park Association (ODPA, pronounced "odd paw") was formed to help maintain it. A fire hydrant in the park is dedicated to Doris Richards, the longest sitting ODPA president, and there is a sign honoring Martha Scott Benedict, the founders' leader.
 
Erected 2016 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.394′ N, 122° 16.472′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Hearst Avenue west of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Framåt Lodge #405 (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial Building
Ohlone Dog Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 21, 2019
2. Ohlone Dog Park and Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Jos. H. McCourt / Bruno L. Putzker (approx. ¼ mile away); Berkeley City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whittier School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of David Park’s Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Hall Annex (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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