I love parks, and I love dogs. So I also should love dog parks, right? A dog park was identified as the second-highest-ranking recreational facility that should be considered for development in the recently adopted Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. These rankings are based upon input from a citywide survey conducted more than a year ago.
What is a dog park? Essentially, it's a fenced-in area where dogs can run, play and socialize with other dogs off their leashes. San Angelo's Dog park will be segregated, with one area for smaller dogs and another for larger breeds. There are entrance areas where the dogs are brought in on a leash and then taken to their respective off-leash area.
These parks aren't just for the dogs; they're also a great place for people to socialize. Dog parks create an awesome venue for visitors and dog owners and lovers to meet each other, become friends and make their community a better one through social interaction.
Carl White, Parks and Recreation Director
The San Angelo Dog park is located at 3215 Millbrook Drive.
Construction and Completion
Construction should be completed in the fall of 2016. Below you will find a map displaying where the dog park will be located, and also rules for using the dog park.
The dog park will feature:
- Drinking fountains
- Trash cans
- Doggie bag dispensers
- Drip irrigation
Dog Park Rules
- Visitors shall:
- Obey dog park hours which are from sunrise to sunset daily, unless otherwise closed for maintenance or after inclement weather events.
- Obey all other rules that govern City of San Angelo Parks.
- Stay within the park and within the view of the dog at all times.
- No person shall bring into an off lease area:
- A dangerous dog as defined by Section 822.041 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, as amended.
- A female dog in heat.
- More than two dogs at a time.
- A dog that is not currently registered, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered in compliance with Chapter 3 of this Code.
- Any person who brings a dog into a designated dog park facility shall:
- Keep their dog(s) in the appropriate area as designated by signs.
- Dispose of all fecal matter in the appropriate container.
- Carry a visible leash at all times.
- Keep the dog(s) under voice control at all times.
- Remove any dog showing any sign of aggression towards any person or animal immediately.
- Remove any dog excessively barking.
- The following is prohibited in all fenced areas of the dog park.
- Sick animals
- Professional training
- Spike or pinch collars
- Food for humans or dogs, including treats
- Children under the age of 10
- Children between the ages of 10 and 16 years unaccompanied by a responsible adult.
- Children chasing or otherwise taunting or harassing dogs within the park.
- The use of a designated dog park by any dog constitutes:
- Implied consent of the owner, harborer, or person having care, custody or control of the dog to comply with all conditions and regulations stated in this section or posted at the dog park site.
- Acknowledgment that visitors are solely responsible for damage and injury caused by their dog.
- A waiver of liability to the City by the owner, harborer, or person having care, custody, or control of the dog and an agreement to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless, for any injury or damage caused by the dog during any time that the dog is in the designated dog park.
A person who violates a provision of this Division shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined in a sum not to exceed $500.00. Repeated violations may result in dogs and/or owners being prohibited from future use of the facility by the Director of Parks and Recreation.”