Crissy Field Dog Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for responsible dog ownership and establishing and upholding permanent off-leash dog walking rights within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

CFDG is working directly with the GGNRA, our Congressional delegation, and other stakeholders to advocate off-leash dog walking and other recreation issues within the GGNRA. It is our ultimate goal to restore permanent off-leash dog walking and preserve recreation within the GGNRA. As an organized non-profit group, we have a substantial membership base and voice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 30, 2016

Here is a copy of CFDG’s video for the GGNRA’s Proposed Rule…feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 

Below is the link to comment on the GGNRA’s Proposed Rule for Dog Management. Be sure to include the RIN-1024-AE16 number on your letter and envelope.  The end of the public comment period is May 25th!

April 23, 2016

We wanted to let you know that the Mighty Mutt March today was a huge success…we estimated that around 1000-1500 folks marched, listened to speakers like SF Supervisor Scott Wiener and SF SPCA Co-President Jennifer Scarlett, enjoyed the yummy food from the two food trucks, danced to the fun live music and all of the doggies enjoyed it too!  It was a peaceful and fun event.

Below are some media links that we have received so far and with more to come…

Also, CFDG wants to thank all of the other dog groups who all worked collaboratively on this March, especially the event organizers, Andrea Buffa and Dave Emanuel from Save Our Recreation!

Everyone pitched in and the doggie bandana’s were a BIG hit.

April 8, 2016:

Marin IJ Forum broadcast/video about the GGNRA’s Proposed Rule

Below is the link to the Marin IJ Forum broadcast/video with Martha Walters, CFDG Chair and Barbara Saltzman, President, Marin Audubon Society.


Save Our Recreation files a lawsuit against the GGNRA about FOIA issues:  go to News Top Stories for more details.

CFDG Public Comment Writing Workshops:

CFDG will be hosting two public comment workshops about how to best write your comments regarding the GGNRA’s Proposed rule with Ash Miller, our attorney, and Gary Fergus CFDG Board member.

Here is the link for CFDG’s Flyer for these two workshops CFDG_flyer. Please pass these around far and wide!

The first workshop will be held on:

Monday April 11th at Calvary Presbyterian Church (corner of Jackson and Fillmore Streets) from 6:30 to 8:30pm

and the second workshop will be held on:

Tuesday April 12th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the San Francisco SPCA, 201 Alabama Street.

Wake up!  The GGNRA wants to close many areas like Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Marin Headlands, Muir Beach, Sweeney Ridge and Rancho Corral de Terra to dog walking…Below is CFDG’s video on the proposed rule making and how you can write and submit comments.  Get involved…Take action!

Go to our News/Top Stories page for a recap of the Proposed Rule at Crissy Field and other areas within the GGNRA that will be affected if the Rule gets finalized…thanks to Save off Leash for some of the content!

Please sign this petition to encourage Leader Pelosi to help us retain off leash in the

February 24, 2016

The GGNRA released the Proposed Rule for Dog Management today and it’s looking pretty grim for off leash spaces in the proposed rule.  Here is the link to the rule…  You can read and comment on the Proposed Rule there.

And here is the link to the maps  Proposed Rule for Dog Management in the GGNRA.

As far as Crissy Field goes, only the central beach and part of the grassy airfield will be open for off leash.  So, that means east and west beaches will be closed, the promenade, parking lots and another part of the grassy airfield.

And the GGNRA has agreed to extend the public comment period to 90 days, instead of 60 days.

We will post more information as we know it.

CFDG will host a “How to write an effective public comment” session in San Francisco, probably in late March. Ash Miller, CFDG’s attorney will lead this important session.

Please come join our effort! See how by clicking onto “Volunteer/Membership“, and Join us on Facebook 

KPIX, CBS’ Channel 5 produced an excellent segment about how the GGNRA’s Dog Mgt Plan could have a very negative impact on SF City’s parks and other open space areas within GGNRA lands for dogs and their owners.  SF Supervisor Scott Wiener is interviewed in this piece.  Here is the link:   (aired on November 3, 2015)

SF Supervisor Scott Wiener wrote an excellent op/ed piece (November 2, 2015) in the SF Chronicle about the Dog Management Plan…

The Crissy Field Dog Group has created many videos about preserving off leash dog walking and recreation access at Crissy Field and other areas within GGNRA lands in Marin, SF, and San Mateo counties. You can go to You Tube and search “Crissy Field Dog Group” to view our catalogue of videos.

Check out CFDG’s video about the Proposed rule:

If there is an emergency or a marine mammal is on the beach or in distress, please call the National Park Service’s dispatch number, 415 561-5510

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