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The DC Code: § 8-1808.01 Dog parks.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
The Mayor is authorized to establish dog parks on District-owned parkland in which a dog under the verbal command of a responsible adult may exercise off-leash.
A dog park shall be completely enclosed by a fence and gate, both no less than 5 feet in height.
The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section. The rules shall:
Establish procedures for selecting a site for establishment of a dog park, which shall include notice to the public and an opportunity for public comment; and
Establish procedures for the operation, maintenance, and use of a dog park, which shall include a process for enforcement of the rules and for monitoring and addressing health and environmental safety concerns.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-40, see notes following § 8-1801. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 3-30, the Animal Control Act of 1979, as amended by D.C. Law 16-40, the Dog Park Establishment Act of 2005, see Mayor's Order 2007-53, February 7, 2007 (54 DCR 2428). DC CODE § 8-1808.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 18, 1979, D.C. Law 3-30, § 9a, as added Dec. 10, 2005, D.C. Law 16- 40, § 2(c), 52 DCR 9087.)