The Sutter's Landing Dog Park is part of the Sutter's Landing Park in Sacramento, California which is used as an area for exercising dogs off-leash. For their safety and the safety of other park users, dogs are not permitted to be off their leashes outside of the designated area. There are ample spaces for parking vehicles alongside the two and a half acre dog park.
This dog park in Sutter's Landing while providing adequate space for dogs to get some off-leash exercise, can prove to be a dust bowl in hot weather. The compacted dirt surface has only a minimal covering of wood chips and the odd patch of tufty grass. The surface can get very hot and is rough enough to do damage to soft paw pads.
The small breed section, which is separate from the big dogs, is for dogs which weigh less than twenty-five pounds or dogs which have timid natures. Both off-leash compounds are suitably enclosed with chain link fencing which is high enough to prevent dogs jumping over it. Several dog-friendly water fountains have been installed by the boundary fence.
Dog owners using the Sutter's Landing Dog Park are required to abide by the dog park rules set by the Sacramento authorities. All dogs need to wear a current license tag on their collars and be current on their immunizations. Handlers must keep a good check on their dog and if they misbehave or are aggressive, take the dog out of the off-leash area immediately.
While there are waste disposal stations for used poop bags, bags are not provided. Owners need to take their own supply and remove all feces created by their dog. Not doing so is classed as an offense and can be liable to a fine. Leaving dog poop on the floor also encourages the spread of infectious diseases which are contagious to both humans and animals.