Dog Park Rules and Etiquette
- Guardian must be present within fenced enclosure and is responsible and liable for behavior of dog at all times.
- Guardian is responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of dog excrement.
- Dogs must be currently vaccinated and display city or county license.
- Guardians must have in their possession a leash for each dog.
- Aggressive animals are prohibited.
- Guardian is responsible for obeying all park rules.
Etiquette in Fenced Dog Parks
- We recommend that puppies under four months old NOT use the dog park because they have not yet received their full inoculations to protect them from parvo-virus and other diseases.
- Please be sensible in supervising your children. If there are dogs present which are unknown to you, consider changing your plans.
- Female dogs in season can be the cause of dog fights and aggressive behavior. Please leave your dog at home while she is in heat.
- Aggression in dogs can increase when they are leashed, especially when encountered by off-leash dogs. Please evaluate your own dogs prior to bringing them to the dog park -- ensure that they are well socialized so that they can be off leash in this area.
- At no time should you bring more than four dogs to the park -- this is beyond the possible “span of control” to ensure a safe and happy experience for everyone. Please consider how many dogs are using the dog park before you bring your own dog inside. You might consider adjusting your schedule if you have multiple dogs so that other visitors are not overwhelmed.
- The double gate is provided for your dog's safety. Please make sure you close the first gate entirely before you open the second gate so that the dog is in a safe enclosure during the transition from leash to off-leash.
- Dogs differ in their tolerance of other dogs playing with their toys or food. Please look around and coordinate with other visitors to make sure that a thrown toy does not start a fight.
- Minimize loud noises -- either dogs barking or humans shouting -- so that the dog park does not disrupt others.
- Be considerate of other visitors' needs and concerns. People may be using the fenced area to train their dogs as well as play with them. Dogs may also be older, fragile or sick. Greet, then meet!
If you have any questions regarding dog parks, contact the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2012 13:24