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Dog Parks

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Homestead Dog Park

Homestead Park
100 Aquatic Drive
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk

Your dog can run and play without a leash in this 20,000 square foot enclosed area in Homestead Park. The dog park is entered through a double gate to ensure safe release of dogs from leashes.  Separate small and large dog areas.  The fence is 5 feet high to prevent dogs from escaping.  Water and waste mitts are available.

Southern Community Dog Park

Southern Community Park
1000 Dogwood Acres drive (southern entrance)
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk

Come visit our newest dog park at Southern Community Park. The approximate 2-acre dog park has water, a small dog area and will be split 50/50 shaded and sunny.   Waste mitts are available.

When using the dog parks please follow these rules of behavior:

  • Dog owners must be 12 years or older or be supervised by an adult at all times while in park
  • Dogs must be at least 6 months old
  • Dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting the park
  • Dog owners must have leash in hand at all times
  • Dogs must be under voice control at all times while in the park
  • Dog owners must be in the park and within view of their dogs while the dogs are using the park
  • Dog feces must be cleaned up by owners
  • Dog owners must fill in any holes created by their dogs
  • Dogs must be removed from the dog park at the first sign of aggression
  • Female dogs in heat are prohibited from the park

Please remember that the our dog parks are the Town’s only leash-free dog run area. Dogs using all other parks, trails, greenways, or open space areas must be on a maximum 6-foot leash. In addition, dogs are prohibited from entering athletic fields.


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