Off-leash area ADA vehicle access restored for Golden Gardens Drive

SDOT has reinstated vehicle access at the Golden Gardens off-leash area for those with disability placards.

While Golden Gardens Drive remains closed, the department has changed the street signs to allow driving access from NW 85th St to the off-leash dog park—but only for those displaying disability placards (see map below).

“As we’ve work through traffic-related changes with the affected community, we’ve heard the importance of improving access for people with disabilities to the dog park,” SDOT said in a letter to residents. “Please be respectful and keep the parking lot open for those with limited mobility who wish to exercise their pets.”

The speed limit for those driving to the dog park is 10mph; SDOT asks that drivers be mindful and watch out for bikers and pedestrians.

SDOT also said they’re “considering changes to travel patterns related to restricting driving on Golden Gardens Dr and possible modification.” We’ll update if they make further changes.


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Aurox
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Aurox

It’s good to see SDOT respond to community input and I think this represents a good compromise for all interests.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Another rule that won’t be enforced/enforceable… just like driving to the West Point lighthouse.

Paintking
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Paintking

“Enforce”. Such a nice word.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Now that you mention it, it really is a awful word; especially with the negative connotations associated with “force.” It clearly highlights disproportionate use of force (in the act enforcement) against those choosing not to follow the rules. There’s probably some bias as well, enforcing the rules against the lawless; disproportionally impacts a class that should be protected.

Hey look guys, I can write SJW jargon, it’s easy!

terryj
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terryj

No! Being a Liberal does NOT qualify you for a “disability placard” contrary to what you may have heard.

Paintking
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Paintking

Being a liberal though does mean you are ALWAYS forgiven and NEVER have to apologize or say I’m sorry. More capricious BS from our “leaders”.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

i’m sure only actual handicapped folks will take advantage of this, yes? i mean, nobody would use their wife, dad, grand ma’s placard, right?

nikkiNickname
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nikkiNickname

Only the amoral.

Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips
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Dan Strauss's Luscious Lips

Who puts their disabled family members on leashes, that’s what I want to know.

kai1
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kai1

I was one of (I assume) many that wrote the city bringing up the lack of access for people with disabilities. Haven’t been to the park for a few years, but used to take my dog there a few times a week. There were a lot of people who clearly have disabilites that use the dog park regularly. People for whom the park seemed like a lifeline. Really nice that city actually seemed to respond to people for once.

Paintking
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Paintking

You must have relatives, neighbors or friends to assist you, right? Calling it a “lifeline” is a bit of a stretch. The food bank may qualify for that though. With all the money this crap of a city has and spends you should have you own private park.

Paintking
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Paintking

Perhaps the dog owners union can also promote hiring a enforcement agency or personnel to monitor/control this new no-go area, as the cops are late night comic material to many here. Deputize all these women with mutts. Give them badges and make them responsible. After all, they’re all so brilliant.

Truth
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Truth

dog owners union

1. What drugs are on you on?
2. Can I have some?

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

He’s definitely off the wagon. Out of work all day with nothing to but drink and post psychobabble.

nikkiNickname
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nikkiNickname

The road closure to Golden Gardens has created traffic and EXCESSIVE speeding on 32nd. Very loud cars and NO traffic calming devices from 85th to 65th. Very dangerous condition.

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