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City of Hays, KS > Departments > Parks Dept. > Dog Park >

Location:
1376 Highway 183 Alternate
at the Bickle-Schmidt Complex

Hours of Operation
5:00 am – 1:00 am

Fee:
Free and open to the public

Contact:
City of Hays Park Department
(785) 628-7375


The dog park is a seven acre, fenced area for dogs to run and play leash free. It contains separate areas for small and large dogs, as well as a staging area, shelter houses, benches, dog water fountains, and picnic tables.

This park was made possible by the Friends of the Hays Dog Park and the many donations received.

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arrow08Dog Park Rules

Use of this park constitutes agreement to the following rules:

  • Dogs must be 6 months of age or over and have valid rabies vaccination.
     
  • All dogs must wear a collar with identification and rabies tags when using the park.
     
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering or leaving the fenced area of the park and have a leash available at all times when in the park.
     
  • No children under 12 years of age unless accompanied by and adult.
     
  • Keep the gates closed at all times.
     
  • Dog owners/handlers must remain in the dog park with the dog(s) and must be in reasonable control of the dog(s) at all times.
     
  • No more than three (3) dogs are allowed per owner/handler.
     
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted. Dog's that show aggression must be removed immediately.
     
  • Dangerous Dogs as defined in City of Hays, Code of Ordinance, Chapter 5, Section 5-123 are not allowed in the dog park.
     
  • The dog park is only for use by dogs and owners/handlers. No other types of pets are allowed.
     
  • No food (human or dog), rawhide chews, bones or similar are allowed in the dog park.
     
  • Items that may cause health concerns for dogs such as cigarette butts, chewing tobacco and alcohol shall be properly disposed of and NOT left on the ground.
     
  • No littering and no glass bottles.
     
  • Owners/handlers are responsible for their dog's behavior and must immediately remove any excrement deposited by their dog and must fill in any holes dug by their dog.
     
  • Dogs in heat, pregnant or lactating are not permitted in the dog park.
     
  • Owners/handlers are responsible for any injuries or property damage caused by their dog.
     
  • Owner/handlers must immediately restrain their dog and/or leave the park when instructed to do so by an Officer or by an employee of the City of Hays.
     
  • Violation or disregard of these rules can result in removal from the park temporarily or permanently.
     
  • Serious animal bites should be reported to the City of Hays Police Department at 625-1011 or if it is an emergency dial 911.   

     
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