Animal Welfare Friends “Phase Two” Dog Park Area Now Ready for Use

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Thanks to the support of a generous anonymous donor, Phase Two of our Dog Park project is now completed and the space is open for use. This new area is located at the front of the Animal Welfare Friends property, directly next to the Duane Ockenfels Memorial Dog Park which was completed last fall.  The official opening for the new Dog Park area will be held at a later date, but currently both parks are open daily from sunup to sundown free of charge for all to use.

We’re so glad to be able to offer this wonderful space for the dogs in our community, and we hope you visit soon! 


Information on naming rights and other park memorial items can be reviewed at 

Parties interested in making a donation for park maintenance can be made at 


We ask that all Dog Park visitors abide by the following park rules:

All dogs must

  • be fully vaccinated for rabies
  • be accompanied by a responsible person at least 16 years old
  • be on a leash when entering and exiting the area
  • be under the handler’s visual contact and voice control at all times

We do not allow:

  • vicious, dangerous or aggressive dogs
  • dogs with communicable diseases
  • dogs in heat

Dog handlers must

  • be responsible for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times
  • be able to produce rabies vaccination paperwork
  • not have more than two dogs in the park at one time
  • remove pinch, choke, and spike collars prior to entering the area to avoid injuries to other dogs 
  • clean up after their dogs using the biodegradable bags available at the dog park. All dog waste should be deposited in the waste tank provided.
  • carry a leash for each dog at the dog park
  • discourage dogs from excessive barking and dominating behavior such as staring, humping, and bullying
  • stop dogs from digging and fill holes made by their dog