One Woman’s Dog Inspired This Local Dog Park

It all started in 1990 when Sausalito resident Diane Chute got a $44 ticket for walking her dog off leash and was faced with a conundrum. Chute realized that canines should be kept on leash, but there was no place for dogs to run free in her neighborhood — and from that citation, the idea of Remington Dog Park was born. The effort took two years, involving door-to-door donation-seeking and permitting from the city. Thanks to Chute, people can now let their beloved pets play safely in a large, sawdust-filled park full of multiple water spigots. And make no mistake: even though some call it Sausalito Dog Park, it’s officially named Remington Dog Park, after Chute’s golden retriever.

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “Who Let the Dogs Out?”.