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Point Isabel historical timeline

on December 31, 2009

Point Isabel is a 23-acre park near the west end of Central Avenue in Richmond. It is known as the largest off-leash dog park in the United States. But it wasn’t always a dog park. For decades the Point Isabel location, with a prime view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County, has been a contested area among city developers and environmentalist. Point Isabel was once a spot for people in San Francisco to host illegal prize fights.  In addition, it has served as  a naval shooting range, a dynamite storage facility, and a ceramic dumping ground. It is now the home of Costco and a favorite strolling area for dog lovers. Put your mouse over the numbers for a quick look back in time.
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  1. Lydia on January 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Diana: Love the way you did this time line–the program is very user friendly. What is it? Thank you, Lydia

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