Freedom Park Dog Run 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.


 

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