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Animal Friends Dog Park

We're thrilled to offer one of the only dog parks in the area, providing a safe and enjoyable space for our furry friends to play and socialize. The Animal Friends Dog Park provides a secure, off-leash space where dogs can enjoy ample freedom to run and play. It boasts various amenities, including ponds, agility equipment, water stations, a washing station, and a mix of open and covered seating for pet owners.


Catering to both small and large breeds, the park features designated areas tailored to their specific needs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all furry visitors. Thanks to the generous donations we receive from our community, our state-of-the-art facility is meticulously maintained and kept operational. With your support, we can continue to uphold the highest standards of cleanliness and safety, ensuring that our dog park remains a beloved destination for pet owners and their canine companions alike.

Please remember that all dogs visiting the park must be up to date on vaccinations.


Were you aware that a mere $2 donation per visit to our park could have a significant impact? If you've enjoyed your time at our dog park and wish to see it flourish, we kindly ask for your support. Operating solely on community generosity, every contribution assists us in maintaining and enhancing this cherished space for our furry companions. Your donation ensures the continuity of a safe and pleasant environment for dogs and their owners to relish together. Please consider dropping your donations in the Red Donation Box at the park entrance. Thank you for your donations to bolster our park!

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Park Rules and Hours

The dog park opens at 7 a.m. and closes at dusk     (in winter, this is 6 p.m. or dark, whichever is earlier).

The park is closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations.

Do Not throw rocks into either pond.



  1. Dogs must be leashed before entering and upon leaving the Park and must be leashed in the transition corridor.

  2. A limit of two dogs per adult person. Only dogs over four months of age are permitted.

  3. Dogs must never be left unattended and must be within verbal and sight control by their owner/handler.

  4. A dog in “heat” or an unhealthy dog is not permitted.

  5. Dogs showing any sign of aggression toward people or other dogs must be leashed and immediately removed from the Dog Park.  (See below – Aggressive Dogs) 

  6. Dogs with a known history of dangerous behavior are prohibited from entering the Park. Dangerous behavior includes out-of-control dogs who endanger other dog owners by running at them or knocking them down.

  7. Owners/handlers are responsible for immediately cleaning up and properly disposing of their dog’s waste and filling holes their dog digs.

  8. Swimming or wading in the pools is for dog use only.

  9. Dog or people's food, smoking, or alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

  10. Cell phone or smartphone use, except for emergencies, is not permitted.

  11. Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or any motorized vehicle are not permitted.

  12. Children 11 or younger are not allowed in the Dog Park. Children 12 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Permitted children must be supervised by the adult and behave appropriately. Running, shouting, chasing dogs, or petting other people’s dogs without the owner’s permission is not allowed.

**Owners/handlers bear full legal and financial responsibility for any injuries or damages caused by their dogs or themselves. Animal Friends of Washington County holds no liability or responsibility for incidents occurring in the Dog Park or its vicinity.

Aggressive Dogs and
Park Equipment

A set of regulations designed to uphold a fun and secure environment is displayed near the entrance of the park. Occasionally, a situation may arise where a dog displays aggression towards people or, more commonly, towards other dogs.


This jeopardizes the safety of all park visitors. The owner or handler of the aggressive dog must promptly remove it from the park.

If this action is not taken, other park users are encouraged to approach the aggressive dog's owner or handler and remind them of the park rules.


If the owner fails to comply and does not remove the dog immediately, contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Line at 979- 277-6251.


Only call 911 if it is a life-or-death emergency.

Should you feel uneasy approaching the individual, it's best to exit the park. However, before leaving, gather as much information as possible about the dog and its owner or handler, including license plate numbers if feasible, and provide this information to the communications officer.

**The pools are designed for dog wading and swimming. Therefore, you must accustom your dog to the varying depths. Agility and play equipment require training and supervision of your dog.

Dog Running in Water

Around the Dog Parks

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