To establish and maintain an off-leash dog park open to the general public where dog owners may exercise their dogs and benefit from educational programs promoting healthy dog behavior.
The dog park is located at Blackwater Creek Athletic Area in mid-town Lynchburg. The dog park is being built in phases with each phase having more features and amenities. We are raising the funding needed for for future phases through donations and fundraisers.
Dogs must be at least 4 months old.
Dogs 30 pounds and larger must use the Large dog area. Well-socialized small dogs may play in the large dog area at their own risk. At the first sign of aggression, the small dog shall be removed to the small dog area.
Dog handlers must be in control and in visual contact with their dogs at all times.
Children 7 years old and younger are not allowed in the off-leash dog area. Handlers must be 16 years of age or older. Parents must be in control of their children at all times.
No Female dogs in heat.
No more than 3 dogs per handler.
Dog handlers must SCOOP THE POOP, and dispose of it in the proper containers provided.
Dog handlers must leash their dog(s) when entering or exiting the off-leash dog area and carry their leash at all times.
No Aggressive dog behavior.
All bites dog-to-human bites must be reported immediately to the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 847-1602 or Ÿ911" during an emergency.
Dogs shall not bark on a continuous or frequent basis.
Handlers must fill any holes/divots dug by their dog(s).
No smoking, eating, or glass containers allowed in off-leash dog area. Training treats are allowed, but no other food items.
Professional dog trainers may not use the off-leash dog area to conduct their business, unless said activity is sponsored by the FLDP and/or the Department of Parks & Recreation.
No animals other than dogs are permitted.