Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dog park hours?
Dawn to dusk. Closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.
What is the actual size of the dog park area within the park?
A luxurious 2 ½ acres.
What is the type and height of fencing?
Six foot chain link.
What is the surface of the dog park?
Who maintains the grass?
The City of Pasadena waters and mows the grass. When necessary, they’ll cordon off a section of the park and resod.
Is the grass sprayed?
Unfortunately, yes, but not often. The City must occasionally spray with insecticides or pesticides; the park is closed during and a short time after treatment.
Who maintains the park?
Owners will be on constant poop patrol and the City of Pasadena will handle all other maintenance chores, including daily trash removal, lawn upkeep, and poop bag refilling.
What about more benches and shade shelters?
Any capital improvements are the responsibility of POOCH and obtained through donations.
What’s up with just one water station?
POOCH is working with the City to install more water stations. (See news.)
What amenities does the park have?
Water stations for people and dogs, and poop bag dispensers. Within the park are trees, benches, small mounds, grass, separate areas for large and small dogs, and two recycled fire hydrants. there will be a tunnel installed in late June. Well make that August. Future enhancements – agility equipment and more tunnels – are in the works.
There are also 52 parking spots.
I don’t live in Pasadena – can I use the park?
You bet. The only requirement is that your dog must absolutely have a current license and be up to date on their vaccines.
How about dog training at the park?
Sorry, dog training, including obedience classes, are not permitted in the park.
Can my child visit the dog park?
Sure. Dogs must be accompanied by persons thirteen years old or older. Children twelve years of age and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18 years of age or older) while in the off-leash area. If you bring your kids to the park, read the safety of children.
What are the rules about lying on the grass and going barefoot?
None, but common sense might lead you think about what’s on the grass…