The park is currently: CLOSED 

Rules & Regulations

rules_regulationsRules and Regulations for Chelmsford Dog Park

  1. The Town of Chelmsford (or its agent) shall not be liable for any injury or damage caused by dogs or handlers. Owners/handlers are responsible for any injuries caused by the dogs under their control. The dog park area is for dogs, owners/handlers and those accompanying them.
  2. Hours: Dawn to Dusk.
  3. Dogs are to be kept on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet) when outside the dog park fenced in areas.
    Do not have your dog unleashed between your vehicle and the gated entrance.
    Leash and unleash your dog inside the dog park, not in the double gated holding area.
    Do not open the outside gate if the inside gate is open.
    Be patient.
  4. Owners/handlers must carry leash at all times.
  5. No animals other than dogs permitted.
  6. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 years of age are not permitted within the park. Handlers must be 16 years of age or older.
  7. Scoop your poop! Owner/handler must immediately clean up after their dog.
    Owner/handler must have in their possession an adequate number of bags, or other appropriate device, for removal of their dog’s waste.
  8. A maximum of two dogs per owner/ handler are allowed in the park at one time.
  9. Aggressive dogs are not allowed.
    If your dog becomes rough or unruly or exhibits aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs, leash him or her and leave the park immediately.

    • Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior, as determined by the animal control officer, will have park privileges revoked.
    • Dogs must display current license and must be properly inoculated, healthy (no contagious conditions, and parasite free. In the event of a dog bite or injury the owner/handler must exchange current tag info and phone numbers.
    • All bites must be reported to Animal Control at (978) 256-0754
  10. Female dogs in any stage of heat are not permitted in the park.
  11.  No puppies under 4 months of age are allowed in the park.
    Puppies under this age are not fully vaccinated and are vulnerable to disease and injury.
  12. Do not bring strollers, carriages, baby carriers, bicycles, skate boards, scooters, children’s toys, or dog toys into the park.
  13. Owner/handler must repair all holes dug by their dog under their supervision.
  14. Owner/handler must be in verbal control of their dog at all times.
  15. Owner/handler must remain in the park and keep their dog within view at all times.
  16. No commercial use of the dog park is allowed without prior agreement, including dog training classes, doggie daycare, dog walkers and/or advertisements.
  17. The dog park will be closed periodically throughout the year for maintenance.

 

ProhibitedKnow_The_Rules

  • Glass containers
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • The use of prong, spike, or choke collars
  • Human and dog food or treats
  • Human or dog toys

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