Dog Fight Coming to San Francisco Park Near You

Long time dog friendly parks could soon ban the animals all together.

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    NEW YORK - MAY 23: A woman takes several dogs for a walk in Washington Square Park May 23, 2005 in New York City. A renovation is planned for the Greenwich Village park which includes installing a perimeter fence, relocating the signature fountain by approximately 20 feet to line up with the Washington Square Arch, moving both dog runs as well as restructuring pathways. Community reaction has been mixed to the changes, but the $16 million dollar renovation is slated to begin this summer. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    A plan to change the rules at San Francisco dog parks is causing humans to growl.

    The proposal has been in the works for years, but is back on the table for discussion. The public is going to get its first chance to see all 2,400 pages of the proposal starting tomorrow.

    The Chronicle notes that the document weighs nearly twice as much as a Chihuahua.

    The change is meant to preserve the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  All that sniffing and rolling around is apparently bad for the native plants and such.

    If approved, dogs will be required to be leashed or banned from parts of Crissy Field, Ocean Beach and Fort Funston. The paper says they would be banned entirely from Muir Beach.

    Although this idea has been in the works for years, it looks like a final decision will be made on the matter sometime this year.  Before that happens expect fur to fly.