Bozeman, MT's Centennial Park is an open, grassy space with a few shaded benches, picnic tables, baseball fields, walking paths, and off-leash romps in the early morning. That's right, from 5 A.M. to 9 A.M., dogs can run off leash in Centennial Park! Once the clock hits 9, though, its time to put the leash back on for a lovely leashed stroll.
Centennial Park also offers enough wide-open grass to stretch your legs and Fido's, a dog station with waste items, and a trash can for disposal. And there's plenty of free parking on the adjacent streets.
This is a great spot for your fur baby who likes to run. Because there are no fences, dogs who behave well and are good with recall are safest here. The early hours are likely intended to ensure off-leash dogs are back on their leads by the time the city roads get busy, as well as when the park gets busier.
“Tips for Dog Park Etiquette” can be found on the city's parks page, and they include standard dog park guidelines: be sure your pooch is licensed and vaccinated, read and follow park rules, clean up after your dog, don't bring aggressive dogs or dogs in heat, no tearing after the wildlife or digging up the flora, and keep your dog under voice command. Furthermore, the city asks that dog parents leave their pup's favorite dog toy at home to avoid potential skirmishes over ownership.
If you live in or visit Bozeman, be sure to trek on down to Centennial Park, check out the off-leash dog area and bring your morning joe. You'll be glad you did!
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