MillValleyDogPark.org

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"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog."  ←~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cooper's mud venture is living proof of Kafka's insight.

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The Mill Valley Dog Park

 
 

 Welcome to the Mill Valley Dog Park web site.  We are very proud of the Mill Valley Dog Park and hope that this site will inspire you to bring your dog(s) here and discover it for yourself.  Please feel free to place comments and ask questions either by using the blog page or one of the email or telephone contacts listed in the Contacts tab on the left.  We hope to see you and your dog(s) at Bayfront very soon.

 

"DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.... [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

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Fridays in the Park

Due to popular demand, our "Fridays in the park" will be held every Friday - weather permitting. Use your judgement. Bring whatever seems appropriate. Remember, it may be sunny, cloudy, windy or all of the above, but dog people are tough. Beginning

about ~ 5:00.

Friday Sunsets
http://millvalleydogpark.org/id53.html

Marin magazine says we're # 51 !!

We made # 51  of the 101 ofMarin Magazine’s “Hot 101” listing for 2011!  For the second year, our Park made Marin Magazine.  You can check us out on page 51 of the July 23, 2011 issue or click below.

http://www.marinmagazine.com/Marin-Magazine/August-2011/The-Hot-101/Wine-and-Wagging/


Scott Stender, Colin Farish & Jon Felix have created this wonderful video of our Park and have generously allowed us to post and share it.

~ video courtesy of Scott Stender & Colleen Lenihan, Digit Productions & Post

22 MIller Ave, Suite B

Mill Valley, CA 94941

415-516-3838

www.digitvideo.tv

"Don't miss Friday nights in the Park"

"I'd get pregnant if I could be assured I'd have puppies." ~ Cynthia Nelms

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ARE YOU OUTSIDE MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OR THE UNITED STATES?  Each month, our site is viewed many people who live outside our immediate area, including 30 - 40 who live outside the United States.  If you are one of them, we'd like to hear from you.  What led you to the site?  Have you ever been to Mill Valley?  Do you know someone living here?  Do you have a dog?  Is there a dog park near your home?  Just click "sign my guestbook" and leave a message for all to read.

  

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~ click on the cake to see my THIRD birthday

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The date and time shown above and on other pages is the time that you logged onto the page.  It does not progress.  However, it is of value as it shows you how many rewarding and enjoyable hours you have spent in here.
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Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.  ~ Corey Ford
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 He cannot be a gentleman which loveth not a dog.

~ John Northbrooke


I care not for a man's religion whose dog
and cat are not the better for it~ Abraham Lincoln

For sunset and tide times in Mill Valley, click  on the sunset.

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first spring sunset over Almonte Ridge

Mill Valley has many micro climates so the following weather link may not accurately reflect the weather you'll find at the dog park. The dog park probably has the widest expanse of level open space and unobstructed views of the sky in town and so is affected by wind and sun more than most places in Mill Valley. It's a good idea to keep an extra sweater or jacket in your car as well as to be ready to shed some clothes when you arrive at the park.

Here is a detailed report of the weather at Sycamore Park, about 3/4 of a mile from the Mill Valley Dog Park.  Except for the wind, the conditions there should be similiar to the dog park.

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"If a dog will not come to you after having
looked you in the face, you should go home
and examine your conscience." ~ Woodrow Wilson

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Mount Tamalpais seen from the Mill Valley Dog Park

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Kona welcomes you

Welcome to the Mill Valley Dog Park web site.  We are very proud of the Mill Valley Dog Park and hope that this site will inspire you to bring your dog(s) here and discover it for yourself.  Please feel free to place comments and ask questions either by using the blog page or one of the email or telephone contacts listed in the Contacts tab on the left.  We hope to see you and your dog(s) at Bayfront very soon.

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a dane's day of fun in the park is done, but he'll be back tomorrow

"Old men miss many dogs."  ~ Steve Allen

You are invited to cross-link this site with yours. Please let us know if you do.  Click the following "Recommend This Site" envelope to invite friends.

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Annie's ready for a tummy rub

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Pepper has been coming to the park as long as anyone can remember

You can see many pictures of Mill Valley's Bayfront Dog Park on the Park Pics page.  We'd love to post your pictures.  Just send them in and we'll get them on the site.

"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads." ~ Harry S. Truman

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The Mill Valley Dog Park is a Mill Valley, California public park maintained by the City of Mill Valley, Department of Parks and Recreation and volunteers.  We estimate that about 400 + dogs are weekly visitors to the Mill Valley Dog Park and about 100 - 150 use it daily.  The Park is open ~ and used ~ every day of the year from dawn to dusk.  It is never closed due to weather; dogs are in the Park during rain and on the warmest days.  It is common to find  dogs from other Marin County towns and from other counties.  Dog owners who have moved away frequently bring their dogs back to the Park for visits; some from considerable distances.

"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to." ~ Joe Gores

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"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like,
and I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
but I never say naught thereat,
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
but never a friend like that!"


~ W. Dayton Wedgefarth

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you can really cut-loose at the Mill Valley Dog Park

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summertime brings pelicans just off shore
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I know the good stuff is in here somewhere

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a fleet of ducks off the park guarded by pelicans

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pelicans don't seem to mind the dogs

Birds are frequent visitors to the Park shore and occasionally onto the Park.  The dogs will chase them if they come ashore and they seem to know just how close they can safely come.  Beside the regular flights of Canada geese overhead, seagulls, pelicans, egrets and herons swim or strut near and on the shore of the park

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a view of the dog park is worth $millions

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a Heron in stealthy search of a snack

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...no matter how many dogs are around, they only think of fish
"In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man."
- Maurice Maeterlinck - 'Our Friend, The Dog'