The Sesqui Dog Park can be found in the Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia, South Carolina. To find the vehicle parking lot closest to the dog park it is necessary to enter the main park via Two Notch Road and pass the welcome station. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the dog park. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the main park and on the trails but must be kept leashed unless inside the designated off-leash area.
This dog park is a huge two-acre spread of forested ground which has been fully enclosed with high chain link fencing. It is surfaced with dirt, bark chippings, and fallen leaves. Before using the facility pet owners are required to obtain a permit from the park office. Permits are valid for one year and cost $25. All permits expire on the 1st of July and pro-rated prices are available.
To obtain the permit it is necessary to present certification of vaccinations, including parvo, rabies and kennel cough plus proof of neutering. The dog must also be present when applying for the permit as it will be photographed. Daily permits are available at a cost of $4. Permits for the dog park do not include admission to the park which is $5 per adult and $3 for children between six and fifteen. Under fives are free.
A permit holder may only exercise a maximum of three dogs at once and can only be accompanied by two other people. Children under ten years of age are not permitted in the off-leash area. This is a large off-leash area and handlers must keep their dogs in visual contact and under good voice control.
Balls and Frisbees are allowed as long as they don't encourage aggressive behavior. It is recommended owners provide their own poop bags and pick up all waste produced by their dogs. There is a water spigot on site, but owners are required to provide a drinking bowl for their dog.