Off-leash dogs prompt warning
Increasing complaints about off-leash dogs on trails or in other parts of local parks have prompted the department to issue the following reminder:
“Off-leash activities within all McMinnville neighborhood or community park and greenway facilities is prohibited and will result in park exclusions and/or fines. The Riverside Drive Dog Park provides a safe and legal off-leash alternative for McMinnville residents and their pets.”
Dogs, cats or other domestic pets must be safely contained in a vehicle or on a leash, and kept under physical control at all times, at all parks except the Riverside Drive Dog Park. Well-fenced, it was designed specifically for off-leash activity.
Pets are prohibited entirely in Rotary Nature Preserve Park, Upper City Park, all park playgrounds and all turf and wetland areas at Joe Dancer Park. Not even a leashed presence is permitted.
For a complete description of McMinnville’s pets in parks policies, visit: www.ci.mcminnville.or.us/city/departments/parks-a-recreation-pets.