The Scotts Valley Dog Park is a pet only area of the city of Scotts Valley's Skypark in California. There is ample space for vehicle parking in a lot adjacent to the dog park.
This dog park is a large and fully enclosed area designated for the off-leash exercising of dogs. The dog park has a waist-high chain-link fence around the perimeter. A fence also separates the large and small dog sections. To use the small dog section a dog must weigh less than twenty-five pounds. This does not include young dogs under four months of age who are restricted from entering into the off-leash area for vaccination reasons.
The off-leash area itself is surfaced with bark chippings spread over dirt. The dog park is completely open to the elements and has no shade for dogs on sunny days. The surface can also become mushy or even partially flooded after rainfall. An open-sided, wooden framed, canvas-roofed gazebo has been installed for pet owners to shelter under and there are some plastic tables and chairs.
Pet owners are requested to clean up after their dogs. Poop bags, rakes, and scoops are provided at the park and there is a receptacle for depositing waste. A water fountain has been installed and there are drinking bowls plus a hose for cleaning dogs who might have gotten muddy or hot while playing.
The regulations state that no owner may take more than three dogs inside the off-leash area at any one time. All dogs using the facility must be correctly licensed with the local authorities and have their vaccinations up to date. Children are allowed into the off-leash area, but under twelves must be accompanied by an adult. Twelve is the minimum age for supervising dogs in the off-leash area. There are also some toys for the dogs to play with which have been donated by the community and more are always welcome.