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This is what I wrote the Golden Gate National Park
The picture of my kids running with our dog - my daughter's hair flying, the dog's tail spinning - is to me, a sight of extreme beauty, exhilaration and joy.
It's a picture of happy childhood days. I seek out these off leash places to recapture this picture. Every time, I feel immense gratitude that this is still possible, in a world where children are getting increasingly nature deprived.
We got our dog, my first, a couple of years ago from a shelter. It was immediately apparent that 'walking the dog' is a terribly inapt expression. Anyone who has seen a dog sprint, scamper, play and run for balls and twigs, realizes this in a split second. Dogs were made to run. Children were made to run.
After discovering Fort Funston, we've called it 'Disneyland for dogs'. It is worth a special trip. As we approach our dog will whimper with excitement. There are always tons of dogs of all different breeds and sizes. On sunny weekends it is packed. An enormous amount of JOY, in people and dogs alike, is generated at Fort Funston. It would be a sad day if that JOY was killed by restrictions.
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