Off-Leash Dog Run Rules and Regulations


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Rules and Regulations
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Located at: Margaret H. Prickett Marina Park
Run Hours: Dawn to dusk year-round while park is open

Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by them. This run is not patrolled on a regular basis, by entering the Off-Leash Dog Run, you acknowledge that the City is not responsible for the safety of your pet, person, or property.

• Although the City has made an attempt to provide a secure fenced facility, owners should be aware that the perimeter fence is not monitored on a regular basis for holes dug by animals or other accidental damage or wear that may cause a breech in security. Please report damage.

• To report problems during normal business hours, contact the City of Mishawaka Parks Department at (574) 258-1664. After hours, leave a message or e-mail parks@mishawaka.in.gov. In case of an emergency- Dial 911.

• All dogs must be properly licensed per the City of Mishawaka Municipal Code, inoculated and healthy. To obtain a license, please contact the City of Mishawaka Finance Department at (574) 258-1622.

• All dogs must wear a collar and ID tags at all times.

• Owners must clean up after their dogs. Failure to pick up after your dog could lead to the closure of the dog run. This run relies on the contributions from patrons for clean plastic bags to pick up waste. Please contribute by depositing clean bags in the labeled container.

• Dogs showing aggression towards people or other animals are not allowed in the run.

• Puppies using the run must be at least four months old.

• Owners should not leave their dog(s) unattended or allowed out of sight.

• We recommend that young children not enter the run. Children in the dog run should be under constant adult supervision.

• Dogs in heat are not allowed inside the run.

• Owners must carry a leash at all times. Dogs should be leashed before entering and prior to leaving the park.

• The restrooms (including any water supply) provided for this facility is seasonal and is not available on a year round basis. Owners are encouraged to bring water from home when water is not available.

• Violators will be subject to fines and penalties as permitted by law. Repeated violators could be subject to a suspension of park privileges. We encourage patrons to remind other patrons of the obligations contained herein. Repeated problems could also lead to the closure of the Off-Leash Dog Run for everyone.

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