The intent of these rules is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all park users.
- No aggressive dogs allowed. Immediately remove your dog from the park if it is misbehaving or acting in an aggressive manner.
- Keep dogs on leash outside designated off-leash areas.
- Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
- Remain in visual sight and voice control of your dog at all times.
- Carry a leash for each dog in your care.
- Closely supervise young children. Children under the age of 12 may not be in the off-leash area unsupervised.
- Accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
- Bring no more than three dogs to the off-leash area at any time.
- Do not bring a dog in heat to a Bend park.
- Do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Bend park.
- Display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccinations on all dogs.
- Consider using natural materials like sticks when playing with your dog in the river.
- Please be courteous to neighbors and control excessive barking.
Download a Visitor’s Guide to Dog Parks
with tips for having a positive experience at a dog off-leash area.
Kids in Off Leash Areas
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in Bend off-leash areas unsupervised. Here is some guidance for those with children in an off-leash area:
- Not all dogs are child-friendly. Do not allow your child to approach or pet a strange dog without the owner’s presence and approval.
- A running, squealing or screaming child may become a target for many dogs, because the child resembles an injured animal or prey.
- Do not let your child have toys or food in an off-leash area.
- Children are more susceptible to contracting intestinal worms and other infections from touching grass where feces or urine are present. Be sure your children (and you) always wear shoes in an off-leash park area and wash hands after touching dog play toys.