The Bicentennial Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Livonia, Michigan. This dog park is for use by the residents of the city only. The dog park is located in the Bicentennial Park where there is ample parking for vehicles. To be eligible to use this dog park in Liviona, pet owners are required to register for a dog park permit.
The permits are only available from the City Hall and applications must be accompanied by the relevant documents. Owners must present a driver's license which shows a Livonia address plus the relevant registration and waiver form. The authorities also require certified proof of Rabies, Bordetella, DHLPP or DAPPL, (for the dog, not the owner), the paper copy of the dog's license and an email address – for the owner, not the dog.
The permit carries a charge of $30 for the first dog and $10 for any other pup up to a maximum of three. Once the registration is complete, owners are issued with a key fob for the gate and a tag for their dog's collar. This dog park in Livonia comprises of three rectangular runs which have been fenced with chain-link.
Toy and mini mutts have their section, so do the bigger dogs and one area is left closed for rotational purposes. Understandably, the grass in this dog park is in good condition, and there are some nice trees actually inside the off-leash areas. Water is supplied on a seasonal basis from April through to September.
Although Livonia pet parents can acquire permits to the dog park for three pups, they can only take two at a time into the off-leash area. The dog park's standard opening hours are dawn to dusk, but if the sun's up early, pet parents need to wait until 7 AM before taking their dog to the off-leash area. If dusk falls late, then 9 PM is the latest the dog park is open. Life for pet parents in Livonia can be kind of complicated sometimes.