Over the weekend, while walking my dogs in the off-leash dog park, I watched a man flying his kite. It was one of those kinds of kites that flap and make a whirring sound. A large German Shepard (mix?) became "spooked" and started to aggressively bark and charge in the direction of the kite. I immediately called Susan, being my POC for dog-park stuff, and she suggested I call the non-emergency number at the police station. I did, and explained my concern that this was setting up a situation that could become dangerous for the dogs and other people. Unfortunately, as no law was being broken, there was nothing the officers could do to remediate the situation. I remember when we had similar concerns with off-road vehicles; bicycles and the like. I also had a challenging experience a few years ago when teenagers were using the slope to sled on, freaking out dogs left and right ~ sigh ~....consequently I use the enclosed park by the shelter most of the time, now. I love to hike the arroyos, but much of that love is centered on the feeling that I am in a safe-space for dogs. Feeling challenged by this most recent experience, I would love to hear some feedback from other Scoop members. Thanks - Donna.