Brian O’Neill
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123

 Dear Mr. O’Neill:


I am writing to protest the closure of l2 acres at Fort Funston.  Fort Funston was given to the National Park Service by San Francisco for recreational use, and in legislation creating the GGNRA, Congress specified urban  recreation as a priority.

By far the majority of visitors to Fort Funston are San Franciscans and their dogs.  They go to Fort Funston to enjoy its decades-long tradition of off-leash free play and canine socialization, in a windblown but gloriously beautiful section of San Francisco coastline.

In one of the most densely populated cities in the country, such space is vital to the 38% of us who keep dogs, love the land, and contribute to the maintenance of our local environment.