Canine Code of Conduct

Hubbard Park
  • Dogs are welcome in Hubbard Park and may be off leash
  • City Ordinance requires dogs to be under voice control or leashed at all times
  • Always keep your dog in sight
  • Don't assume others want to interact with your dog
  • Carry a leash for each dog you walk, and be prepared to leash your dog as needed
  • Dog owners must pick up after their dogs. Use receptacles provided or carry out
  • Dogs must have current rabies vaccine
North Branch River Park
  • Dogs are welcome in North Branch River Park and must be on a leash at all times
  • City Ordinance requires dogs to be under voice control or leashed
  • Don't assume others want to interact with your dog
  • Dog owners must pick up after their dogs. Use receptacles provided or carry out
  • Dogs must have current rabies vaccine
  • History of the Park canine code of conduct. The original code of conduct was developed by a group consisting of the Parks Director, 2 concerned non dog owners and 2 dog owners after a large public meeting (2001 or 2002). Another group finished updating the code in the fall of 2013
Additional Information
For more information, please view the Montpelier Dog Ordinance (PDF). It is important to the Park Commission and park staff that all park visitors enjoy their time in the parks and we ask everyone to do what they can to make the parks a safe and enjoyable place to visit!