Off Leash Dog Pilot Program

Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space is starting a one-year pilot program to utilize certain athletic fields for off-leash dog use during certain non-team use times. We are starting with three designated soccer fields in three different parks for the pilot program, starting Saturday, November 20, 2021 through November 2022.
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Please note: This is a pilot program. If rules and hours are NOT respected then these fields will no longer be permitted for "off-leash". If rules and hours ARE followed, more park fields in addition to these will be designated for "off-leash". Please be respectful!  

Locations

Each field entrance will have a dog waste station, but users are still required to bring their own dog waste bags. 

Hours

November thru February
8:00am - Sunset, everyday

March thru October
8:00am - 1:00pm, Monday thru Friday ONLY 

Rules
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted.
  • You are legally responsible for your dog's behavior and any injuries or damages he/she causes
  • By entering the dog off-leash area, you do so at your own risk and agree to abide by all park rules. 
  • Never leave the off-leash area without your dog(s), leave them unattended, or allow them out of sight. Your dog should be under voice control, meaning they are obedient and respond to your commands. 
  • You are required by law (WCC Chapter 55) to clean up after your dog and carry a suitable container for dog feces. Remove and dispose of waste in bins provided. 
  • Always carry a physical leash; leash dog(s) when entering/leaving park
  • Female dogs in heat are not permitted in this area. 
  • All dogs must have current vaccinations and license by law (WC Chapter 55)
  • No more than three dogs per handler. 

*Please note that dogs must be leashed in all other areas outside of the designated off-leash areas, including playgrounds, reserve-able group picnic areas and other athletic turf fields.

 For any questions or concerns, please contact Park Ranger Celia Walker at (775) 785-4512 x104 or by emailing cwalker@washoecounty.gov.

For more information on dog parks in Washoe County, click HERE