The Francis J. Tilghman Dog Park can be found in the Salisbury City Park in Salisbury, Maryland. There is a parking lot for vehicles a short walk from the dog park on South Park Drive. This dog park is a small space, which has been designated by the Salisbury local authorities as an area for exercising dogs off their leash.
While the dog park is surrounded by mature trees, there are none inside the off-leash area. However, there is a separate section cordoned off for small dogs under 25 pounds. Puppies over six months of age are permitted entry to the small dog section if their vaccinations are complete. Both sections have double gated staging areas and are completely enclosed with high chain link fencing.
Both areas are surfaced with a covering of sandy dirt and the odd patch of tufty grass. There is agility equipment in both the large and small dog areas. There is no water spigot at the dog park so you should take bottled water and a drinking bowl for your dog, especially during hot weather. There are no poop bag dispensers installed in the dog park either. Owners are required to provide their own supply and obliged to clean up after their dog. There are trash bins for depositing used poop bags on-site.
Pet owners should be aware that children under the age of 10 are not allowed into the dog park. Children between 10 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. All dog handlers must be over the age of 18 and no owner is permitted to exercise more than three dogs at any one time.
No food or drink should be taken into the off-leash areas, but training treats are permitted. Any dog with a history of aggression is prohibited from entering the Francis J. Tilghman Dog Park. Any dog displaying aggression while in the off leash area should be immediately leashed and removed from the park.