Rules & Regulations

Off-Leash Park rules and regulations - a must read

We take our parks seriously and only want well-behaved dogs to enter. Please read these rules carefully before entering the park with your dog.

  • All owners must clean up after their dogs.
  • All dogs must be leashed in the entry area and unleashed in the main yard and the training and small dog areas. This is for the dogs’ protection.
  • Dogs under three months of age cannot get Park permits.
  • No dog allowed who has injured a person by biting.
  • If your dog is involved in an unpleasant experience (but no injury) with another dog or person, please remove your dog from the Park for the day.
  • If your dog is vicious to another dog or person (causing injury) it will be reported to Animal Control and will be subject to the City’s policies regarding this issue.
  • Owners are responsible for all dog behaviors (fights, digging, etc.) and will be expected to offer compensation or repairs.
  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the Park.
  • Each adult handler may have no more than two dogs at a time in the Park.
  • Owners must carry a leash for each dog at all times while in the Park.
  • Dogs must be under owners’ visual contact and voice control at all times.
  • Children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult while in the Park.
  • No wheeled vehicles (bicycles, wagons, roller blades, etc.) are allowed in the Park. The exceptions to this are wheelchairs and strollers.
  • No food is allowed in the Park except for small training treats. Beverages may be brought in if they are in plastic or paper containers; containers and lids must be disposed of properly.
  • Dogs in small dog yard should be less than 15 inches at the shoulder.
  • For your dog’s safety, please do not use prong, choke, or training collars in the Park.
  • For your dog’s safety, please do not have your dog leashed inside the Main Yard fence.
  • Proof of permit (paper or electronic) must with the owner at all times while at the Park.
  • Animal Control officers and Parks Department staff have the right to ask anyone to leave the Park. Fines will be the same as those for at-large dogs in other parks, as stipulated by chapter 23.33 of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code.