Is it the Parks Department or COLA who is responsible for making improvements to the off-leash areas?
The Parks Department is responsible for providing routine maintenance to the off-leash areas. COLA acts as the officially-recognized steward group to the Parks Department, which means COLA meets with Parks quarterly to address maintenance and other issues related to the off-leash areas. Once issues are identified as necessary action items, Parks is responsible for the actual implementation. However, recent budget cuts in city departments – including the Parks Department – have forced COLA to shoulder the financial burden of improving the OLAs.