“Most of the dog walkers act responsibly as public park users,” said Parks Division employee Juan Chavez. “There are some, however, who are inconsiderate and allow their dogs to defecate in the park – and make no attempt to pick up the dog feces and dispose of them properly in a waste receptacle.
“Dog walkers should always bring or carry a bag with them, but as a convenience for those who forget, the bags in the dispenser are there for their use. For sanitary purposes, it’s also a good idea to carry a couple of hand wipes, too.”
Funds for the dispensers are provided from grant funds awarded to the City of Oakley through the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act of 2005. The Parks Division welcomes and appreciates the voluntary restocking of the dispensers with plastic grocery bags by residents and park users.