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Leash-Free Dog Area at Colonial Park

Two dogs enjoying the park
Dog Park Statue
Lots of friends to make at the dog park!

In response to public requests, the Somerset County Park Commission has created a leash-free dog area in Colonial Park. Dogs and their owners may visit the three acre (530' by 250') fenced area, in which dogs are free to roam and play. While you are visiting, we ask that you follow the guidelines for use as listed below.

The leash-free dog area is located off of Mettlers Road and is accessed via the same driveway as the Spooky Brook Golf Maintenance area.

Guidelines For Use
All users are hereby advised that the leash-free dog area is an unsupervised recreational area of the Somerset County Park Commission, and are advised that the use of this facility is at their own risk.

1. Users must abide by all rules and regulations governing the use of Somerset County parklands and must comply with the directions of park personnel.

2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under eight years of age are not permitted within the leash-free dog area. All children and adults enter at their own risk.

3. There is a limit of two dogs per person. When others are waiting, please limit your use to 30 minutes.

4. Users are responsible at all times for the behavior and safety of their dogs.

5. Dogs with a history of dangerous or aggressive behavior are prohibited. Puppies under six months old are prohibited. Dogs must be spayed or neutered.

6. Dogs must wear collars displaying licenses at all times and have current vaccinations.

7. Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving. Users must remain with their dogs at all times and must carry a leash for each dog at all times.

8. Users must properly secure access gates upon entering and leaving the leash-free area.

9. Users must clean up after their dogs.

10. All incidents and injuries must be reported immediately to the Somerset County Park Commission by contacting the Park Rangers at 732 873-2695.

(Plaque on Dog Park Statue)

BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER

HONOR THE LEASH LAWS
INOCULATE AGAINST DISEASE AND
REMEMBER TO SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS
WE ARE STRONG WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER
YOUR PETS DEPEND ON YOU
RETURN THE LOVE

Donated by
Lorraine Marie Louise Viscione Zdeb

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