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Pets in the Parks

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Dog in ParkHorses are prohibited in WCPARC Parks.

Designated On-Leash Dog Areas Within Washtenaw County Parks:
•  County Farm Park (Trail Map)
•  Independence Lake Park (Trail Map)
•  Rolling Hills Park (Trail Map)

Dog owner failure to abide by the following policies and regulations of the program could lead to discontinuation of the program:
•  All Dogs must be on a 6' leash.
•  Dogs should be leashed prior to entering the park.
•  Dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of their pets waste.
•  Dogs are restricted to posted hard surfaced trails only at these parks. 
•  Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and wearing a collar with identification at all times.
•  Owners assume full responsibility for their dogs.
•  Failure to comply with posted rules may result in expulsion, citation, or fine.

Dogs are NOT permitted in the following areas:
•  Pavilions and picnicking areas
•  Buildings, decks and patios
•  Playfields and lawn areas
•  Concession areas and facilities
•  Playgrounds
•  Pools and swimming beaches
•  Wetlands, marshes or designated nature preserve or study areas
•  Fishing piers and docks
•  Places where a public assembly may be occurring
•  Developed areas
•  Other areas as posted

The above listed restrictions do not apply to service dogs (animals) trained to assist disabled persons and whose presence is reasonably necessary.

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