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Hours of Operation
OPEN: Dawn - CLOSED: Dusk

*Closed during wet conditions*

The South End Restrooms and water fountains are closed for the winter 

The dog park is dedicated to fun and activities with your dog. Dogs may run off-leash, under voice control, within the confines of the fenced area. If you are uncomfortable in the presence of unleashed dogs, you may wish to use other areas of the park. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, extensive research went into planning the dog park. Please take the time to read all the rules because we want you and your pet to have the best and safest visit possible. Enjoy!

  • For safety reasons, we encourage you to register your dog(s) with GARA.

  • All dogs must be at least four months of age to use the dog park.

  • Dogs over 30 lbs. are not permitted in the small dog area.

  • Dogs less than 30 lbs are not allowed in the large dog area.

  • Dogs in heat are not permitted in or near the park.

  • All dogs entering the park must be healthy, vaccinated against rabies, licensed,
    and have tags displayed on a collar.

  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered.

  • Dog owners/handlers must carry a leash at all times.

  • Dogs must be leashed when entering or exiting the fenced park.

  • Dogs may be off-leash only within the boundaries of the dog park.

  • Dog must be on-leash at all times on the outside of the dog park.

  • Open one gate at a time in the double-gated area.

  • Handlers inside the dog park must be 15 years of age or older.

  • There is a limit of three (3) dogs per handler.

  • Handlers must maintain control of their dog(s) at all times.

  • Dogs are allowed to dig in the sandbox only. Holes must be filled in immediately. 

  • Owners are responsible for damage or injury inflicted by their dogs.

  • Children under the age of 12 must-have adult supervision.

  • Children under 49 inches (4 ft., 1 in.) in height are not permitted in the park.

  • Children should not run within the dog park.

  • Stay alert for traffic on the trail and keep your dog away from trail users.

  • Food and treats (dog or human) are not allowed in the dog park.

  • Glass containers are not permitted in the dog park.

  • The dog park is a tobacco-free zone. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED.

  • Waste must be collected immediately and placed in the trash can.

  • On the outside of the dog park, dogs must be on-leash at all times.

  • Handlers are required to keep dogs within eyesight and under control. 

  • Dogs showing aggressive behavior or barking excessively must be removed immediately. 

  • Dog grooming is not allowed in the dog park.

  • Shock collars, choke collars, prong (pinch) collars, and spike collars in the dog park are prohibited for the safety of your dog(s) and our visitors.


Dog owners and their invitees shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend GARA from any and all claims, actions, damages, injuring, and/or expenses arising from the

use of the dog park facility.

The dog park is an off-leash area and subject to compliance with the rules and may result in removal for any violation.

Remember, YOU are responsible for your dog and your safety in the park.


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