Point Isabel, the single busiest spot in the entire East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), is famously peaceable and self-policing. With nearly 1.5 million human visitors and probably that many dogs every year, though, incidents do happen. Here are tips on how to respond.
FIRST, don’t escalate. If a person is a jerk or a dog is a nuisance, walk away. If someone doesn’t clean up after a dog or lets it dig, feel free to remind them what the rules are and leave it at that.
SECOND, know how to get help or report problems. Carry these numbers:
911: Medical or public safety emergency, park visitor acting belligerent or windsurfer in trouble
Contra Costa County (CoCoCo) Animal Services (925-608-8400): Stray dog, person bitten by a dog, serious dog-on-dog injury. (In addition, report dog bites to EBRPD Dispatch.)
EBRPD Dispatch (510-881-1833): Car break-in, person bitten by a dog, serious dog-on-dog injury, chronic bad behavior by park user or dog. (In addition, report dog bites to CoCoCo Anim...