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Good Neighbor Guidelines for Dog Owners

As the temps rise, we’re seeing more residents making use of our beautiful parks in various ways. While dog owners have every right to enjoy the parks with their canine friends, it’s important to be respectful of other park users.

Here are some simple tips to follow to do your part to ensure everyone can enjoy the great outdoors in harmony with one another:

  • When at a UA park, dogs must be on a leash 8 am–8 pm during Daylight Savings Time. At all other hours, the dog still must be under your control. If field sports, parties or other group activities are in full swing, steer clear of that portion of the park if your dog is off leash, or simply put the leash back on to prevent any uninvited interruptions from your dog.
  • Don’t assume all dogs will play well with yours, especially when they are on a leash. Keep your dog clear from others until you have checked with the owner that it’s okay to approach.
  • As a courtesy to others and for health and safety reasons, pet owners must clean up after their pets. Most of our larger parks are equipped with doggie bag stations (thanks in part to Pet People) but it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

To report a leash law violation or other issue in the park, contact UA Police at 614-459-2800.

The City has a brochure detailing our laws pertaining to dogs and other animals, as well as useful contact information for lost pets, vet resources and more. Click here for more.

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