County Dog Park rules listed

       Thinking of taking your dog to the El Paso County Dog Park (off 21st Street at Rio Grande)?
       Here is a list of the county's basic rules (courtesy of the Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park):
       - Participants agree to use the dog park at their own risk.
       - Handlers are responsible for the actions of their dog(s).
       - Dog(s) must be under voice command at all times.
       - If your dog becomes unruly, leash it and leave the park immediately.
       - Dogs must display a registration tag and be current on all vaccinations.
       - Female dogs in heat and dogs under 16 weeks are prohibited.
       - Handlers must have a leash at all times to move dogs through leash required areas and control their dog(s) if needed.
       - Children under 12 must be supervised by adult.
       - Runners, bicyclists and equestrians are not permitted in the dog park.
       - All handlers must immediately clean up all feces after their dog(s).

       Additional guidelines are available at
       To report a dog-related emergency, contact the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region at 473-1741.
       To report concerns regarding dog park operations, contact El Paso County Parks at 520-7529.

Westside Pioneer article