The Harford Park Off-Leash Area is in the Harford Park in the City of Wayne, Pennsylvania. This dog park does not have fenced boundaries. The off-leash area encompasses the entire park and is classed as a dog-friendly zone. Dogs are permitted to be exercised off-leash anywhere in the park. There is a sizeable parking lot on the edge of the park.
This dog park is an enormous five-acre grass field which incorporates hills, wooded spaces, and a creek in which dogs are permitted to swim. There is no specific area especially for small dogs. For canine safety, it is essential that owners have trained their dogs to respond to voice commands before using the facility.
Dogs displaying anti-social behavior while in the off-leash area should be leashed and muzzled immediately. Owners are held entirely responsible for their dogs at all times and will be liable if they cause harm to another dog or person and for any damage to the park environment.
There is a dog-friendly water fountain in the park, but the supply is seasonal and can be disconnected during the winter months. There are plentiful supplies of poop bags on-site and owners exercising their dogs in the off-leash area are obliged by law to remove all deposits of excrement left by their pet. Containers are provided on-site for the purpose of depositing used poop bags.
The Harford Dog Park is supervised and maintained by the Harford Park Dog Club. Membership costs to join the club are $20 a year per family. However, it is not required to be a member of the club to use the off-leash park nor is there a fee for using the park.
The Harford Park Dog Club also organizes fundraising events throughout the year to raise money, which helps cover the cost of purchasing poop bags and necessary maintenance. Small voluntary donations are gratefully received.