The Province Dog Park is an area in the Province Park in Franklin, Indiana, which is reserved for exercising dogs off-leash. The Franklin local authorities require pet owners who wish to use the dog park facility to apply for membership first. Membership passes are valid for one year and the number issued is restricted, so it's advisable to apply early.
The membership costs $35 annually for one dog and for a second dog there is a reduced fee of $12. All pet owners gaining membership to the dog park are also issued with an access card for the gate, and if they lose it, they are charged for a replacement. All dogs must wear the proof of membership tag on their collar every time they go to the dog park.
This dog park in Province is a field which has been surrounded with fencing to provide a safe place for dogs to play. The field has a natural grass surface which is great when the weather is dry but gets muddy in parts after it's rained. There are only a couple of spindly trees, so no shade for dogs, but they have been provided with a good selection of agility equipment to keep them busy.
For owners, there are several benches to sit on, and that's about it. All dog owners who have been granted membership are obliged to abide by the rules of the dog park, and there are quite a few. While the dog park is unsupervised and owners use it at their own risk.
If a member is caught giving access to the Province Dog Park to non-members, then they are likely to have to forfeit their membership, and their co-partner in crime could receive a hefty fine. Children under twelve should not be taken into the off-leash dog park as they are not allowed nor are dog treats or food of any kind.