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  • While I did not have time to search each state's DNR site for details about pet policies, I did visit each site. And, when readily available, I did linked to specifics. Be sure you check out each park's policies prior to visiting to avoid disappointment and/or fines. Another online resource that you might find helpful is DogPark.Com (commercial).
    DOG PARKS, RUNS, ETC.
    Dog Parks, Beaches, and other Dog Friendly places present relaxed opportunities for dogs and their owners to socialize and network with other dogs and their owners. Some locations hold special events, many of them sites include information about different dog owner associations and groups, and some have been created by persons wanting to develop or save a dog park. Some are social and recreational, and others are broader in scope, including advocacy and owner education and training.


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    AUSTRALIA     Top

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    UNITED STATES     Top

    For NPS parks, each individual park's page has information related to policies with regard to dogs. See The National Park Service's ParkNet


    Alabama      Top

    State Parks Website
    Alaska     Top

    DNR State Parks Website


    Arizona     Top

    State Parks Website
    California     Top

    Dog Fun Directory - a huge list by county w/i region which is kept up to date
    The Phenix Community Dog Park (project) Benicia
    Huntington Beach Dog Park
    Parks & Playgrounds Recreation Park & Lake Bluff are among the Long Beach parks which allow dogs and Canine Classes offered by the Recreation Department
    Long Beach Recreation Dog Park Association
    Dog Beach Zone: 3 Off-Leash Acres in Long Beach Between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues. Daily hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Silver Lake Dog Park Los Angeles
    Southland Dog Parks Los Angeles Times, 1997
    Marin County Dog Parks Page & Mailing List
    Palm Springs Dog Park
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    Shore Dogs Park, Redwood City, Radio Road at the levee, across from the waste treatment plant in Redwood Shores. Dogs are banned from all other parks in Redwood City. An association of dog owners, called Shore Dogs, has been formed to develop rules for park use and to maintain the park. For more information, call (650) 631-7252
    SCOOP: Sacramento Owners for Offleash Parks
    Your Dog and City Parks and Beaches for you and your dog at the City of San Diego Government website
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    Stella the Wonderdog's
    San Francisco's Officially Sanctioned DogZones Page
    Dave's Off-Leash Dog Parks in Santa Clara County
    Chowder's Rincon Valley Community Dog Park Page Santa Rosa
    Sausalito Dog Park


    Colorado     Top
    Colorado State Parks,
    Ask Jane (Question #8)
    Friends Interested in Dogs and Open Space Boulder County and City of Boulder
    Delaware     Top

    Parks & Recreational Areas and Regulations: Domesticated Animals/Pets


    Florida     Top

    InnoPet Park Coral Springs
    South Florida Dog Friendly Beaches & Parks
    Georgia     Top

    State Parks and the State Parks Rules and Regulations page


    Hawaii     Top

    Department of Land and Natural Resources
    Idaho     Top

    Dept of Parks & Recreation


    Illinois     Top

    Illinois Department of Natural Resources search 'pets'
    Indiana     Top

    DNR website and State Parks section


    Iowa     Top

    Restrictions on Activities and General Info for Iowa's State Parks & Recreation Areas
    Kansas     Top

    State Parks and Regulations


    Kentucky     Top

    State Parks Website
    Louisiana     Top

    State Parks/Pet Info


    Maine     Top

    State Parks and General Rules for Public Lands
    Maryland     Top

    DNR Parks and Land and the Areas that Allow Pets section

    Baltimore
    Greenbelt Dog Park Homepage
    Lake Roland Canine Association (N/A 4/2002) Baltimore County


    Massachusetts     Top

    Department of Environmental Management: Forests & Parks
    Michigan     Top

    Michigan DNR, Parks and Camping with Pets
    Ann Arbor's Dog Park Project


    Minnesota     Top

    DNR site and State Parks General Info
    Minneapolis Chapter - ROMP (Responsible Owners of Mannerly Pets)
    Ramsey County Dog Park Information
    Mississippi     Top

    Dept of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks and the Parks section


    Missouri     Top

    DNR Divn of State Parks "Pets must be kept on leashes at all times. Pets, other than dogs used by the seeing impaired, are not allowed in any state park or historic site building"
    Montana     Top

    Fish, Wildlife & Parks - State Parks


    Nebraska     Top

    Game & Parks Commission and Reg 1.07: Dogs, Cats, Other Pets & Livestock
    New Hampshire     Top

    Parks & Recreation and Park Operations


    New Jersey     Top New Jersey DOG Monmouth County
    New Mexico     Top

    New Mexico State Parks and Regulations w/Pet Info


    New York     Top

    State Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation
    Offleash: Prospect Park Dogs Brooklyn NY
    Dog Run / Dog Park Reporter New York City
    North Carolina     Top

    NCDENR State Parks
    West End Kennel Club @ Hanes Park Winston-Salem


    North Dakota     Top

    State Parks & Recreation
    Ohio     Top

    Ohio State Parks and Pet Information Page


    Oklahoma     Top

    Tourism & Recreation and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
    Oregon     Top

    State Parks & Recreation
    Mt Tabor Offleash Area with People Using Parks (PUP) and FIDO information, Portland (N/F 4/2002)


    Pennsylvania     Top

    Department of Conservation & Natural Resources; Recreation in Pennsylvania; and the State Parks Homepage
    South Carolina     Top

    Department of Parks & Tourism and State Parks Website
    South Dakota     Top

    Dept of Game, Fish & Parks; State Parks and SP Rules & Regulations
    Tennessee     Top

    State Parks and Pets Policy Page


    Texas     Top

    Austin Area Parks & Trails
    Dallas Dog Park
    Utah     Top

    Dept of Natural Resources and State Parks


    Vermont     Top

    Agency of Natural Resources: State Parks and Brochures (incl. "Pets in the Park"). Pets are permitted in camping areas, but may be restricted to certain sites.
    Izzy's List of Dog Friendly Trails @ MapAdventures
    Virginia     Top

    State Parks and Pets in State Parks Page
    Arlington Dogs
    Herndon Area Dog Coalition
    Reston Dog Park Coalition is working on a brand new website.


    Washington     Top

    State Parks & Recreation
    COLA: Citizens for Off Leash Areas Seattle
    Genesee Off-Leash Area Seattle/COLA
    Seattle Animal Control's list of Off-Leash Areas in Seattle
    Serve Our Dog Areas Redmond
    Wisconsin     Top

    Dept of Natural Resources and Enjoying Wisconsin state parks with your pet
    Appleton: Outagamie Pet Exercise Area Open each day from 7am to sunset. French Road & Highway 00. Free. Donations appreciated.
    Grafton Dog Park: Open dawn to dusk. Green Bay Road
    Green Bay: Brown County Dog Park Fenced facility. Trails. Yearly Park Passes are required. Open each day from dawn to dusk. Hwy 51 South Hobart
    Jefferson County Dog Park
    City of Madison Parks Division & Dane County Parks Department: Dog Exercise Areas (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
    Mequon: Katherine Kearney Carpenter Park Located on Zedler Lane
    Milwaukee County Dog Friendly Parks and map (pdf format)
    Milwaukee: Partners in Parks
    Oshkosh: Winnebago County Park Open dawn to dusk. Jackson & Sunnyview
    Sun Prairie Dog Park Info
    Verona: Prairie Moraine Parkway Dog Park 160-acres with both off-leash and on-leash pet areas. US 18/151 to CTH PB park is 2 mi south on CTH PB. Free. 608-246-3896




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