From Bay City News Service:

The National Park Service extended its deadline Thursday for inviting and considering public comment on its proposal to drastically reduce off-leash dog areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation.

Members of the public will have until May 30 to formally weigh in on the proposal that would reduce the size of off-leash areas for dogs at 21 locations throughout the recreation area, which includes parts of San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties.

The public comment period for the proposal’s draft environmental impact statement opened on Jan. 14. In a statement issued Thursday, the National Park Service said that the complexity of the document and the response from the community prompted the deadline’s extension.

During the review period, the park service is seeking input from the public on issues or impacts it may have failed to consider, plan inconsistencies and additional factual information related to the proposal.

Comments can be submitted online at or by mail and must be received by May 30.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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