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To Qualify for SWCDP Membership

SWCDP Definitions

– Dogs must be at least 4 months old

– Dogs must have current vaccine (Rabies, Bordetella)

proof and current photo as part of application

– SWCDP application, including annual membership

fee, must be approved by SWCDP Secretary

– Children must be at least 8 years old

Owner: Any adult member who is accompanying
member dog inside dog park will be
considered the “owner” for sake of legal
responsibility during that visit.

Household: Each base membership is
considered a “household unit”. Humans and
dogs being registered must live at this
household to qualify as part of household.
Children or foster dogs are the exception;
clear foster dogs with SWCDP should status
change during the season.

Pet Sitter: An adult who is given
responsibility to care for member dog while
owner is unavailable. May not bring
non-member dogs into dog park and must be
registered and sign waiver before bringing
in member dog (s).

Trespasser: In compliance with City
Ordinances 66595 and 57335, anyone entering
SWCDP facilities without a current
membership is considered a trespasser and
SWCDP has the responsibility to report such
trespassing to authorities for further

Southwest City Dog Park Rules


Only members who have signed the waiver

enclosed with SWCDP application will be
allowed to bring dogs into the dog park – and such dogsmust be registered through the SWCDP application process and have a
current membership. Members may bring a human guest with
them. Members may not bring canine guests into the
dog park, ever.


Members agree to abide by the “No SWCDP tag, No admittance, No exceptions” rule.
All dogs must wear the SWCDP current season tag at all

If there is a valid reason for the dog not to wear the
tag, this must be approved by


– and the member must agree to carry the tag while the
dog is inside the dog park. It is not acceptable to
leave the tag in the car, at home, etc.


Members agree to hold the SWCDP gate code confidential, as
a member privilege, and agree not to give out the code to
non-members or to facilitate non-member entry into the dog
park by holding gate open for dogs without SWCDP tag or
inviting non-members to “try it out”.


No children under age 8 allowed inside the dog park.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Member
dogs may, or may not, have experience being around
children; being child-friendly is not a requirement for dog
membership and experiences will vary.


Dog owners are responsible legally and financially for any
injury caused by their dogs.


Dog owners must pick up their dog’s poop and place in grey
or tan trash cans – not in blue recyclable
cans. SWCDP provides bags for poop pick up
throughout the park and a poop scooper is provided in the
Main and Alternate play areas.


Dog owners must stop dog from digging and must fill any
holes caused by their dogs. Extra dirt available in the
Dirt Bin.


Dogs must wear buckle, snap, or Martingale-style ( nylon or leather) collar. Choke, prong, pinch,
spiked, loose-fitting collars not permitted.


Dog owners must have the dog’s leash in their possession at
all times so that if a situation arises in which the dog
must be leashed and taken out of the fenced area, the owner
is ready to take immediate action. Retractable “Flexie”
leashes are not permitted.


All dogs must be undervisual and voice control by owners; excessive barking is not permitted, and
uncontrollable dogs must be removed. Having a bad day? Go
home, come back later. Dog humping isnot permitted. Dogs shall not be left unattended.


No member may bring more than three dogs into the dog park
at any one time. No more than 100 dogs may be on SWCDP
grounds at any given time (unless a SWCDP sanctioned event).


Gates & Equipment & Pools/Hoses

All gates must be closed, including gates to agility or
other game areas. Members must follow guidelines for pool,
hose, and other resource use, as directed by emails and/or
signage, per season, as needs arise.


Courtesy – Resources
Be respectful of other member’s wishes; if your dog is
creating angst for a member dog or human, adjust the
behavior or leave. Do not take supplies or resources from
the grounds, including, not limited to first aide, toys,
tools, lawn equipment, etc.


Professional dog trainers may not use the facilities in the
conduct of their business; however, SWCDP
may from time to time bring trainers to a sanctioned SWCDP event.


The following are not permitted inside the dog park:

  • Dogs under 4 months old
  • Female dogs in estrus (heat)

· Sick or injured dogs or dogs with
external parasites

  • Aggressive, uncontrollable dogs

· Bicycles, roller blades or skates,
skateboards, strollers, etc

(Wheelchair access in Alternate Dog

  • Children under 8 years old
  • Glass of any kind
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking
  • Food (human or canine), see
    User Guide for details
  • Unsolicited sales activity of any kind
  • Firearms (weapons of any kind)


Additional actions not permitted inside the dog

· Run, wave arms, shout, scream, or cause
unnecessary excitement which may antagonize
the dogs
· Sit, stand, climb on or over the fence,
trees, water stations, or pools or agility

Southwest City Dog Park is a self-directed playground
with no day-to-day management supervision. In order to
have a dog park facility that is relatively safe,
clean, and fun – it is necessary for every SWCDP member
to adhere to the dog park rules and to help enforce the
rules by monitoring the playground and reporting issues
that cannot be handled easily as they arise. This is a
collective effort and success depends on you, the

Members who fail to comply with SWCDP rules or fail to
comply with directives from the Safety and Incident
Committee regarding outcome from complaints or incident
reports may have their membership either temporarily or
permanently revoked.