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Dog Parks

What rules govern the use of our Dog Parks?

  • Dogs must be display current license and rabies vaccination tags.
  • Dogs must be over 4 months old.
  • Dog-handlers must leash their dogs when outside the dog exercise area, and must be in possession of a leash at all times when inside the park.
  • Dog handlers must be in control of and in visual contact with their dogs at all times.
  • Parents must be in control of their children.  No pet handlers under age 13 (or other specified age).
  • No more than 3 dogs per handler.
  • Dog handlers must immediately remove their dogs’ feces, and repair any holes created by their dogs.
  • No smoking or eating by dog handlers (except for dog treats).
  • No aggressive dog behavior.
  • No female dogs in heat.
  • Hours of the dog exercise area are the same as the hours for the remainder of the park.
  • Dog owners are liable for any injuries or damage caused by their dogs.
  • Users of the dog exercise area do so at their own risk.
  • Except while inside a dog park, all dogs are required to be on a leash while on Park property.

Additional Dog Parks Rules for consideration or dependent on type of dog park and location:

  • No professional dog training unless sponsored by or approved by the Humane Society, Department of Park and Planning, or County.
  • No pet grooming.
  • Limit on number of dogs in the dog exercise area at one time
  • Dog Parks hours, which are extended to one hour beyond sunset or later between November and March
  • No glass or metal containers
  • Permitting puppies of 4 months or less, if vaccinated, at separate places or specified times in park
Last Updated: August 5, 2016