Dog Park Opens at Deer Lick Park this Weekend


photo credit: Deer Lick Park by mrpbody33

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Dog Park at Deer Lick Park will be held Saturday, May 2nd, at 10:30 am.

The Dog Park incorporates 3 acres of Deer Lick Park, broken into a large dog area and a small dog area. The park includes benches, doggie water fountains (human water fountains are provided too), and pet waste stations. 

The park will be open for dogs (and their owners) directly after the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Stick around for the “Bark in the Park” event at the park that starts at 12:00 Noon.

Dog Park Rules & Regulations

  1. Dog owner/handler is legally and financially responsible for the actions of their dog.
  2. Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to dog park usage.
  3. A dog handler must be 16 years of age or older to be responsible for a dog inside the off-leash area.
  4. The following dogs are not allowed in the park: Vicious, dangerous or aggressive dogs; sick dogs; and dogs in heat; puppies under six (6) months of age
  5. Aggressive dogs must be removed from the off-leash area immediately.
  6. Dogs must not be left attended.
  7. Dogs must be under voice control and in sight of owner/handler at all times and owner/handler must have a leash in their possession at all times.
  8. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated with tags displayed on the collar.
  9. Limit of three (3) dogs per person per visit.
  10. Dogs must be kept on a leash until inside the double-gated entry. Enter the first gate with the leash and remove it prior to entering the second gate. Do the reverse when leaving.
  11. Only dogs less than 30 pounds are allowed in the small dog area. Large dog off-leash area is open to dogs of all sizes.
  12. Children under the age of twelve (12) are not allowed inside the off-leash area, unless accompanied by an adult.
  13. Parents should refrain from bringing toddlers and small children to the dog park. At no time will children be allowed to run with or chase after dogs in the park.
  14. Owners/handlers must immediately clean up and properly dispose of waste left by their dogs and must cover any holes dug by their dogs.
  15. No tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, food, drinks, or dog treats (including rawhide) are allowed in the off-leash area.
  16. All bites are to be reported. If a bite occurs, you must exchange your name and phone number with the other owner/handler. Call the Deer lick Park office at (770)920-7129.
  17. Professional dog trainers/walkers may not use this area to conduct business.
  18. Bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, jogging or strollers are not allowed.

You can download the DeerLick Park Dog Park Rules and Regulations from the Celebrate Douglas County website.

Location:  Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135

Contact Information

Tanya Jackson
Recreation Superintendent
Douglas County Parks and Recreation

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  • July 3, 2009 Dawn wrote:
    I was very excited to come across your blog. I did not know that Deer Lick Park designed a doggy area. I am taking my 3yr old son and my 1 yr old Malti-zu today. Thank you for providing this information digitally because I really dont read the newspaper as much as I check the internet. Again thanks for your valuable info.
    The Harris Family
    1. July 3, 2009 Julie wrote:
      I'm so glad you found the blog useful! I hope you, your dog and son enjoy the park.  Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  • August 22, 2009 Free Polazzo wrote:
    I've used the Dog Park and found it to be very nice. There could be more benches and perhaps a water fountain in the shady part of the dog park.

    My dog, Tashi, enjoyed the company of the one other dog using the park when we went.

    When the weather cools, I imaine we will use it more.
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