“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” - Samuel Butler
If you’re among the more than 43 million American households that own at least one dog, consider checking out Paws-abilities Place (at Badger Mountain Community Park) with your canine companion(s). The park has a fenced-in area with bark mulch, designed as a space for dogs to play leash-free. This is the first permanent space designated just for dogs within Richland.
Paws-abilities Place is normally open during regular park hours.
When several dogs pack together, it can lead to trouble. Please separate your dog from the pack to a neutral area. It is important that handlers stay aware but let the dogs have fun and relax.
Rules and Codes
For information about how your dog fits into the City's park rules, and dog interests in our area.
Dog Park Rules:
1. No littering; all dog waste must be removed immediately.
2. Dog handlers must be within the fences area accompanying their dog(s) and have control at all times.
3. No dogs in heat.
4. No aggressive dogs.
5. No incessantly barking dogs.
6. Dogs must be immunized and registered.
7. Children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
8. No Digging.
City of Richland Dog Control Ordinance:
7.03.050 It is unlawful for any owner to cause, permit, or allow any dog owned, harbored, controlled, or kept by him, in this city, to roam, run at large or stray away from the premises where the same is owned, harbored, controlled or kept, except that while away from said premises, such dog shall at all times be controller by being at heel, or by means of a leash not exceeding eight feet in length, by the owner or some duly authorized and competent person; provided, however, that such leash or chain is not required for any dog otherwise safely and securely confined or completely controlled while in or upon any vehicle.
A dog shall be deemed to be "at heel" during such times as the dog is positioned and controlled in such a manner so as to remain within a distance of two feet from its owner or other competent person having charge of such dog. (Ordinance 21-11-April 1, 2014)
"Promoting, establishing, and maintaining dog parks in the Tri-Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington."
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