Dog Park


A dog park in the core of the City to the rear of Emerson School. The dog park would bridge the inner-city, the Oregon and South Park Historical Districts, as well as walking distance to the University of Dayton and the inner-city dwellers, also there is parking for automobiles along Buckeye Street. Another Dylan quote: “If dogs run free, then why not we.” Historically speaking, dog parks have proven to be a joy for the dog owners, in watching and interacting in a safe contained environment with their dogs, that is not possible within a city environment. The area also has tennis courts, basketball court, slides and playground for the young children, and has some adult supervision of the shaded roofed shelter area, that is regularly frequented by crack heads and related dopers. From route 35 travelers would see the dog park as a city living  attraction, and would not have to relocate in other parts of Montgomery County that have dog parks.

Mission Statement

  • To establish a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property, or wildlife;

  • To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions;

  • To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the City of Dayton, designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike.

Benefits of a Dog Park

  • Dogs that are properly exercised make better neighbors and are less likely to bark incessantly, destroy property or jump on neighbors.

  • When dogs have a designated off-leash area, they are less likely to be off-leash in other areas, where they may infringe on the rights of others.

  • Well-socialized dogs are better canine citizens.

  • A dog park provides a place to hold "dog friendly" events in a safe, dog-friendly environment.

  • Helps build community and lasting friendships between dogs and their owners.

  • Provides elderly and disabled owners with an accessible place to exercise their companions.

  • Promotes responsible pet ownership. This benefits the dog, the dog owner, and the entire community!

Guidelines for Park Use

  • Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk.

  • Patrons will use the park at their own risk.

  • This park is for dogs only, no other animals permitted.

  • Children under 7 years old are not permitted in the park. Children aged 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • There is a limit of 2 dogs per Owner/Handler.

  • All dogs must be current on routine immunizations and must have received heartworm/intestinal parasite prevention medication before using the park.

  • Dogs under 4 months old and dogs in heat are prohibited.

  • Owner/Handler must remain in the park and carry a leash at all times.

  • All dogs must wear a snap or buckle collar while in the park. No pinch collars, choke chains, head halters, or spiked collars are permitted.

  • Owner/Handler is responsible for picking up and disposing of their dog's waste and filling in any holes their dog digs.

  • Food for people, glass containers, food in bowls, and long lasting chews are prohibited.

  • No bikes, skateboards or rollerblades are permitted.


The links listed below are from Oxford, OH where they will be opening their Dog Park.
Dayton, Ohio should follow their proven guidlines when the Dog Park becomes a reality.

DogPark Events

*             home <http://oxdog.org/index.php

*             about <http://oxdog.org/about.php

*             sponsors <http://oxdog.org/sponsorships.php

*             design <http://oxdog.org/design.php

*             guidelines <http://oxdog.org/guidelines.php

*             news <http://oxdog.org/news.php

*             contact <http://oxdog.org/contact.php

 DogPark Events

 *             Groundbreaking Ceremon <http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/oxford-news/group-breaks-ground-on-new-dog-park-725683.html> y

                Click the link above to read the Oxford Press article.

*             Kona Bistro-Oxdog Fundraiser <http://oxdog.org/pdf/KonaNight3.pdf>

                June 9, 2010 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*             Park GRAND OPENING

                Saturday, July 3, 2010, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                BRING YOUR DOGS!

*             Wine Unleashed Wine Tasting

                Saturday, July 17, 2010, 6;00 pm - 9:00 pm

                (Only 100 tickets available for this event)

*             Purchase OxDog T-shirts at Whistle Stop

                Corner of Elm & Collins, Oxford Ohio

                513-523-0199

*             Donations <http://www.justgive.org/giving/donate.jsp?charityId=26015&

*             Mailing List <http://oxdog.org/mailinglist.php

*             Sponsorships <http://oxdog.org/sponsorships.php

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