The Fairview Park Off Leash Area inhabits the northern section of the park. To access the off leash zone, take the path right across from the soccer fields that leads north. Though not fenced, there are signs designating the boundaries of the off leash area. Once past those, you can take off the leash and let your pup run and socialize.
The off leash area features high grass that has been mowed into meadows in many places. With a grass terrain that's easy on the paws, you and your pup can take a relaxing stroll. Whether your dog likes sniffing the plants or cavorting with a canine friend, this is the spot for nature lovers.
To use the off leash zone, you'll need to get a permit. For residents, an annual permit runs $50, while non-residents can get one for $100. You'll also need to show proof of a rabies vaccination and a current license for each of your dogs, as well as a photo ID for you. Each permit is issued to the owner and not the dog, so you'll be able to use it for all the dogs in your household. Also note that if any other human in your household wants to bring the dog to the off leash zone, they will need their own permit to do so.
While dogs are allowed to run without a leash in the off leash zone, they are still allowed in some other areas of Fairview Park on leash. Your dog needs to have a leash on at all times when going to and from the off leash zone, and in other areas of the park. There are areas which strictly prohibit dogs entirely, on or off leash, so watch for signage. This generally includes all the sports courts and fields, and the areas to the south of the off leash zone.
Fairview Park also offers playgrounds, pavilions, bathrooms, and picnic style seating, as well as many hiking trails. Water is available in the bathrooms, so bring a water bottle and bowl for your pup's convenience. Also have clean-up bags on hand and always pick up after your pup.
For a great day of family fun, bring Fido and the whole family clan to Fairview Park Off Leash Zone!