The Wingerd Service Dog Park is located on the campus of the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. It is a dog park which is specifically reserved for the service dogs of students studying at the university. Trainees of service dogs are also permitted to use the facility to exercise service dogs in training. The closest parking lot with easy access to the dog park is parking lot number seventeen.
This dog park is a one-acre site which has been fully enclosed with chain link fencing. It has secure gated staging areas which are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs. All dogs must be kept leashed until inside the staging area. The gate latches are electronic and of an adequate height for wheelchair users to be able to open and close them easily.
The off-leash area is surfaced with grass and has several mature trees for shade. There are wide, paved pathways running through the park which allows wheelchair access to all areas. All dogs, either in service or in training, must be vaccinated and licensed with the local authorities before using the facility. They should also be under full voice control.
Both water fountains and bag dispensers are installed in the off-leash area. All owners or service dog trainees are required to clean up after their dog and dispose of used poop bags in the on-site containers. No food, drink or smoking is permitted in the dog park.
The dog park is well lit in the evenings. There are benches and a covered in patio area as well as an emergency telephone in the off-leash area. The university operates a brick donation program to help fund the park. A commemorative brick can be purchased for either $50, $100 or $500 which is then installed in the dog park. All proceeds from the sale of bricks goes toward maintaining and improving the dog park.