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By Trish Pfeiffer
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Dog Park Rules; Soft Opening Aug. 21


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 8:04pm

Hamish Kale

Finally! After 6 years our folks at Leisure Services have announced the Dog Park is having a "Soft Opening" on Friday.

Please read all the rules below.

Sign was approved but three commissioners wanted name changed to "Dog Park" instead...signage is currently in production.

Good News

There will be a soft opening of the Dog Park starting this Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. The park will close everyday at sunset.

Welcome to Your Dog Park!

Located at Mary Holland Park. Just to the right as you come into the park!!!

This park dedicated to fun and exercise activities with your dog. Dogs may run off leash within the confines of the fenced area.

Here are some basic rules to help keep your dog park safe and fun:

- Dogs must be at least four months of age to enter the park.

- Please keep your dog from jumping on other dogs or people.

- Pick up your dog's waste and dispose of it in the receptacles provided.

- Aggressive dogs must be removed immediately.

- Remember to keep your dog on a leash in all other areas of the community.

- Please fill any holes your dog digs immediately.

-All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations prior to entering the dog park.

- Owners must be in the park and supervising their dog(s) at all times.

- All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No running at any time.

- No smoking, food, glass containers allowed in the park.

- Dogs that are in heat, aggressive, or sick are not allowed in the park.

- Agility components are for dogs only. No children allowed on the equipment.

- Use park at your own risk; owners are solely liable for the actions of their dog.

- Report any problems to Bartow Leisure Services.

- Dog Park Opens at 7:30 a.m.; closes at sunset.

Please be aware that during routine maintenance the dog park is closed temporarily to the public.

(Thursdays) Mowing Maintenance - Park opens at 8 a.m.

(First Tuesday of each Month) Pest Control – Park Opens at 11 a.m.


City of Bartow Leisure Services City of Bartow Police

863.534.0120 Non-Emergency: 863.534.5034

Emergency: 911


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