West Manheim Township Dog Park is part of the West Manheim Township Recreation Park in the city of Hanover, Pennsylvania. Vehicle parking is approximately a five-minute walk from the dog park. The walk is across a rough country trail which is unsuitable for those with mobility problems. There is no wheelchair access.
The West Manheim Township Dog Park is a large, five-acre field which has been converted into an off-leash dog park. The area encompasses countryside and rolling hills. It has a perimeter fencing of shoulder-high chain-link. It is an exceptionally large space for exercising dogs which includes a special zone for small breeds.
It is completely open to all elements. Think more a walk in the countryside rather than the usual off-leash dog park. There are no fresh water fountains installed in the park so owners must carry their own supply of bottled water and drinking bowl for their dog. Also, there are no facilities for people. It is recommended owners who would like to sit down while their dogs run around, take a folding camping chair or another lightweight seat.
Pet owners are not allowed to exercise more than three dogs at any one time in the West Manheim Township Dog Park. As it is such a large park, pet owners are required to maintain their pets in full view and assure they have them under adequate voice control. It is required by law for dog owners to always have a leash with them and to have a dogs vaccination tags on hand. All dogs using the facility are required to be correctly licensed and vaccinated and to be wearing the appropriate corresponding tags on their collars.
It is strictly forbidden for children under the age of seven to enter the off-leash dog park. Children over seven must be accompanied by an adult who should supervise them to ensure their behavior remains within the recommended guidelines. There is no shouting, running, or petting of any dog without the owner's permission.