The dog park plan to take over the northern end of the parking lot at Crescenta Valley Park ("Unleash the fun," May 29) will eliminate close to 80 parking spaces, according to the presentation officials gave.
The lot was often referred to as "the overflow lot" during the community meeting as if it was wasted space. This lot often holds the dozens and dozens of extra cars when the paved lot is full. Drive by and see for yourself on any weekend or during any park event. This plan would reduce the parking for the Hindenburg Picnic Area Park to the 48 painted spaces plus two handicapped spaces.
The community center draws people with their cars; the proposed new dog park will draw many more. We must remember that the dog park will be on the Internet. Soon, if you Google "dog parks" there will be dozens of websites showing maps for our new park, attracting more and more people. Forty-eight spaces will not handle the amount of picnickers, community center folks and dog park visitors.