Rule 41. Dog Park Rules  


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  • The Board of Park Commissioners operates dog parks on park property. "Dog park" is defined as any completely enclosed area of a park which has been designated a dog park. Within the dog parks, the following rules apply:

    (1) Pursuant to Cincinnati Municipal Code ("C.M.C.") Chapter 701, a person may unleash his or her harmless dog within designated dog parks. All dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting the dog park. No person may bring a dangerous dog or a vicious dog into a dog park. C.M.C. Chapter 701 defines "Harmless Dog," "Dangerous Dog," and "Vicious Dog."

    (2) All off-leash dogs must be under complete control of handler and leash must be in hand at all times. If you cannot control your dog, keep your pet leashed at all times for the safety of others.

    (3) Handlers must be in the dog park and within view of their dogs at all times.

    (4) Aggressive dogs are not permitted and must be removed at first sign of aggression.

    (5) Handlers must clean up after their dogs and seal waste in a bag prior to disposing of it in a trash receptacle.

    (6) Children under the age of 13 are not permitted in the dog parks unless accompanied by an adult.

    (7) Female dogs in heat are prohibited within the dog parks.

    (8) Dogs must be current with all shots as recommended by your veterinarian.

(Enacted eff. Dec. 15, 2012)