Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dusty Rhodes Dog Park in Ocean Beach O.B. San Diego
Some people love this little park, and some do not. It is right across the road from Robb Field in Ocean Beach. (Few people know that Robb Field, despite being located in Ocean Beach, is part of Mission Bay Park--or at least it is funded that way).
The dogs are not out of control as they often are at Dog Beach..just down the San Diego River.
From the sign, you can see that, since it is part of Ocean Beach, it needs funding, which is probably not going to come, unless someone from AIG has a dog on vacation here or something!!
Everyone here or almost everyone (never talk in absolutes), cleans up after his or her dog and keeps her or his dog under control. It is a very small dog park, but one that receives lots of use, considering how close Dog Beach is to it. It is a very small part of Dusty Rhodes park, who was a local person who used to do a lot with the OB Planning Board. Long ago, I used to attend meetings of this board, and I vaguely remember him.
Access (one way, in and out) is through Nimitz, and a little difficult to navigate. After you cross West Point Loma or turn right on Voltaire, you have gone too far. By the way, if you do cross West Point Loma, then on the left you will have the 3 baseball fields--one is actually named for my neighbor in upper Ocean Beach (now called Point Loma Heights)..since he has helped kids with baseball and helped maintain the fields for many, many years. I do not think he would appreciate his name posted here..although he never had the internet for many, many years.
He still has no heat..and no cable tv..(we gave in and have had cable tv for about 6 years now..and did not have it the previous 10, believe it or not.)
With no tv, no newspaper, no internet, and no heat ..you can be as happy as a dog!!!
and you do not ever to worry about losing your hair..well Wendy sheds a lot.. I am saving her hair so I can eventually become a blonde!!! (Have you never heard the expresson.."that person is a Labrador blonde"???)