Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
Unleashed
A blog for animals and the people who love them
Lifestyle Pets Unleashed

Columbia dog park set to open May 24

Columbia’s first dog park will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, May 24, but those who plan to use it can register for year-long use now.

Local residents have been asking for a dog park for years. The Columbia Association designated 2.7 acres at 5901 Rivendell Lane in the village of Harper’s Choice for canine use, and all dog breeds will be welcome. May 24 is a free day; there is no charge to visit the park between 10 a.m. and noon.

After that, Columbia Association residents will pay $35 and non-residents will pay $40 for an annual pass to the park in the form of a dog tag that covers up to three dogs. One-day passes will be available for $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents.

Pre-registration is already available at the association’s Open Space Management Division, 9450 Gerwig Lane, Columbia. Dog owners need to fill out an application and liability form and provide copies of current dog licenses and rabies vaccine certifications. There will be a maximum of two dogs allowed at any one time for each handler in the off-leash areas. Registration will also be available at the grand opening May 24.

DogPark will feature an area for large dogs (more than 25 pounds) and another for smaller pups.

For more information and park rules, visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/DogPark.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Baltimore Humane Society's Dogfest [Pictures]
    Baltimore Humane Society's Dogfest [Pictures]

    The Baltimore Humane Society's Dogfest was held Oct. 5, 2013. The benefit included games, contests, pets for adoption, a Paws on Parade walk-a-thon and more.

  • Collared: Readers' pets
    Collared: Readers' pets

    Read about local pets, or share your own story. We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut. For more information, email pets@baltsun.com and be sure to put "Collared" in the subject line.

  • Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters
    Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters

    Here's a collection of a few of the dogs, cats and other critters in the Baltimore area who need homes. Be sure to check with the shelter before you go to verify that the animal you want is still there.

  • Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club
    Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

    The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide.

  • Baltimore Humane Society opening pet-food bank
    Baltimore Humane Society opening pet-food bank

    The Baltimore Humane Society is opening a new food bank for people who need assistance with the cost of feeding their pets.

  • Meet Bay Bay
    Meet Bay Bay

    Meet Bay Bay, the Pet of the Week at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. She's been waiting for a forever home for a whole year. Visit aacspca.org for more information.

Comments
Loading