Freedom Park Dog Park Off-Leash Area

General Guidelines & Rules

THIS IS AN “OFF-LEASH” DOG PARK WITH INHERENT DANGERS.  FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF DOGS, PLEASE REVIEW THESE RULES BEFORE ENTERING. 

CHAPTER 66 OF THE MEDFORD MUNICIPAL CODE OUTLINES REGULATIONS REGARDING DOGS. FAILURE TO OBEY ANY OF THESE CODES MAY RESULT IN FINES AS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THIS PUBLIC LAW.

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

YOU ARE ENTERING AN AREA WITH UNLEASHED DOGS.  ENTER AND USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. MEDFORD TOWNSHIP IS NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES TO PERSONS OR ANIMALS IN THE AREA.

EACH OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS/HER DOG(S). YOU MUST MAINTAIN CONTROL OF YOUR DOG(S) AT ALL TIMES.

DOGS MUST BE LEASHED IN ALL OTHER AREAS OF THIS FREEDOM PARK FACILITY. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. IF YOUR DOG IS OFF-LEASH AND NOT IN THE DESIGNATED AREA YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE RULES AND SUBJECT TO TICKETING AND/OR EXPULSION FROM THE PARK. OWNERS MUST CARRY A LEASH AT ALL TIMES, AND ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED WHEN PREPARING TO LEAVE AND ONCE OUTSIDE THE DOG RUN AREA. {§ 66-4}

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWELVE (12) ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS DOG RUN AREA WITHOUT THE SUPERVISION OF AN ADULT.

PLEASE KEEP THE ENTRY GATE CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.

ALL AGILITY EQUIPMENT IS FOR DOGS ONLY

OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ALL DOG WASTE MATTER. PLEASE USE THE BAGS PROVIDED TO REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF ALL WASTE. {§ 66-9}


PER NJ STATUTES, ALL DOGS MUST HAVE CURRENT DOG LICENSES& RABIES; AND ANY OTHER VACCINES AS REQUIRED BY LOCAL LAW.
IF BRINGING IN MULTIPLE DOGS, ALL MUST BE UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES.
FOR SAFETY REASONS PLEASE DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG IN THE DOG RUN AREA
OWNERS MUST FILL ALL HOLES DUG BY THEIR DOG
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OUR NEIGHBORS & PARK VISITORS BY CONTROLLING YOUR DOG AT ALL TIMES AND OBSERVING PRIVATE PROPERTY AND NO TRESPASSING SIGNAGE. {§ 66-8}
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IS PROHIBITED, AS IS BEHAVIOR TO INCITE FREQUENT BARKING. {§ 66-6}

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE DOG RUN AREA:
NO UNATTENDED DOGS.  DOGS  MUST BE SUPERVISED BY PERSONS AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
NO SICK DOGS
NO FEMALE DOGS IN HEAT.  ALL UN-NEUTERED MALES MUST BE CLOSELY SUPERVISED
NO PUPPIES UNDER 4 MONTHS OF AGE
NO PEOPLE FOOD
NO GLASS CONTAINERS
NO SPIKE, PINCH /PRONG COLLARS

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR PETS UNDER CONTROL AND FOR CLEANING UP AFTER THEM. YOUR COOPERATION IS IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO PROTECT PETS, PARKS, AND PEOPLE.

USE OF THIS DOG RUN IS A PRIVILEGE EXTENDED AS A COURTESY BY MEDFORD TOWNSHIP.  REPEATED ABUSE OF THIS FACILITY OR THE  RULES ASSOCIATED WITH ITS USE MAY BE CAUSE  FOR THE PERMANENT REMOVAL OF THIS RUN AS AN OFF-LEASH AREA.

Medford Township Fenced-In Dog Run Rules

ALL PERSONS AND DOGS USING THIS DOG RUN ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS FACILITY. 
OWNERS ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DOGS AND INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THEIR DOGS.

  • Owners are legally responsible for their dog’s behavior and all dogs must be under the owners control at all times.
  • Small Dog Run section is limited to dogs weighing 25 pounds or lighter; large Dog Park section is open to dogs of all sizes.
  • Limit of two dogs per person. When others are waiting, please limit your use to 30 minutes. Maximum amount of dogs allowed at one time in each run is six (6).
  • Medford Township shall not provide any supervision during Dog Park operating hours. Users shall be responsible for the supervision and control of their dogs at all times.
  • Gates must remain closed at all times. Unleash your dog after entering the safety gate and leash your dog before exiting the safety gate. Owners must have the leash in hand at all times.
  • Dogs may go unleashed while in the entire Dog Park area. However, all persons accompanying a dog must use a leash when taking the dog to and from the Dog Park.
  • Under no circumstances shall any dog go unattended.
  • All dogs must be accompanied at all times by at least one (1) adult who is 18 years of age or older.Chasing and running with the dogs is prohibited.
  • Minors up to age 15 shall at all times be accompanied by at least one (1) responsible adult 18 years of age or older.NO children under the age of eight (8) are permitted in the Dog Run. 
  • THE AGILITY EQUIPMENT IS FOR DOGS ONLY.
  • ALL OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR DOGS COMPLETELY AND DISPOSE OF WASTE IN PROPER CONTAINERS.This is a dog run---not a dog restroom.
  • Any dog over the age of four (4) months must be healthy, vaccinated, legally licensed and wearing a collar or harness with ID and current dog license and rabies tags prior to use of the dog run area.Dogs under the age of four months are prohibited from the dog run.
  • All male dogs brought to the Dog Run shall be neutered and all female dogs shall be spayed. Female dogs in heat are not permitted in the dog run areas.
  • No dog toys or rawhide permitted in the park.
  • Please do not allow your dog to dig holes.
  • Petting other dogs is prohibited without dog owner’s permission. 
  • Dogs displaying aggressive behavior towards other dogs and/or people shall be immediately removed from the Dog Run by the owner."Mounting" may also be cause for removal of the dog from the dog run areas.
  • Continued display of aggressiveness by any dog may result in prohibiting the owner or another responsible adult from bringing the dog to the Dog Park &/or Dog Run.
  • Any dog that bites any person or another dog shall not be allowed thenceforth to use the Dog Park and Dog Run.
  • All dog bites shall immediately be reported to Medford Township.­
  • The Dog Run shall operate between the hours of sunrise and sunset of each day of the year, but may be closed and/or hours adjusted as conditions require.
  • No food or food products are allowed, whether intended for human or dog consumption.
  • No smoking permitted.
  • All rules governing Medford Township Parks and Recreation areas and relevant parking regulations apply.Violation of the Township Ordinances may result in fines and no further use of the dog park.

 

DIVISION OF PARKS & OPEN SPACE

609-654-2608

www.medfordtownship.com

 

 

 


 

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm