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June 2, 2023 — Dog Parks are closed through Monday, June 5th
This closure is to allow for areas of the parks to be disinfected, and out of an abundance of caution we are closing through the weekend to protect your dogs. The parks will open as usual on Tuesday, and please observe the requirement that all dogs visiting the parks must be fully vaccinated.
The Dog Park
Animal Friends Dog Park is a designated area where dogs can run off leash in a safe enclosed area. The Park includes amenities such as ponds, agility equipment, water stations, washing station, and seating both open and covered for human companions. In addition to a designated agility area, there are two parks, one for small dogs (under 20 pounds) and one for larger breeds.
Located just behind the Animal Friends Clinic
7:00 a.m. ’til dusk (in winter this is 6 pm or dark, whichever is earlier)
Park is closed on Mondays for maintenance
Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations
Do Not throw rocks into either pond.
SOME BASIC RULES TO KEEP YOUR DOG PARK A FUN AND SAFE PLACE TO BE
Owners/handles are legally and financially responsible for any injuries or damages caused by their dogs or themselves. Animal Friends of Washington County has no liability or responsibility for injuries or damage in the Dog Park or surrounding area.
Owners/handlers who disregard the rules may permanently lose all Dog Park privileges.
***The pools are designed for dog wading and swimming , therefore you must accustom your dog to the varying depths.
Agility and play equipment requires training and supervision of your dog.
Click on link for grand opening pictures: Grand-Opening-pics-1 pdf
Posted by the entrance to each park are a set of rules that are intended to keep the park a fun and safe place. Occasionally, a person will bring a dog to the park that shows aggression either to people or more likely to other dogs. This becomes an unsafe environment for all.
The owner/handler of the aggressive dog must immediately remove the dog from the park.
If that does not occur, park users should approach the offending dog’s owner/handler and remind them of the rules. If the owner does not heed to the rules and immediately remove the dog, call 911.
If you feel uncomfortable approaching the offender, leave the park BUT PRIOR TO LEAVING obtain as much information about the dog and its owner/handler including, if possible, a license plate number, and relay this to the 911 operator.