Dog Policy & Communication Subcommittee

The Dog Policy and Communication Subcommittee produced a report to the Park Commission at the end of August. The Dog Policy and Communications Committee Report and a separate Report by the Friends of the Dogs of Hubbard Park (an ad hoc citizen group) were discussed at the October 17 and November 21 meetings of the Parks Commission (both reports are available as background information below). The Parks Commission combined suggestions from the 2 groups on a Canine Code of Conduct in October. The code was further refined and adopted in November. The new Canine code of conduct is as follows:

Canine Code of Conduct for 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
Canine Code of Conduct for 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