Pierce County parks have
several sites that are great to walk with your pet. While at our sites,
please be responsible and courteous. Be sure to clean up after your dog
and observe leash laws and other park rules. Enjoy your walk.
Rules & Courtesy
Please be respectful of other park patrons and wildlife. Dogs in public
places are like kids, not everyone wants them around and even those who
like them may be somewhat annoyed by disruptive behavior.
People watching wildlife will not be too happy if your barking dog scares the critters away and someone floating on a lake might not want to be joined by your wet, hairy friend.
Carry plenty of water for everyone (not all sources of water are safe for your dog to drink) and snacks for your dog if you will be hiking or otherwise active.
Follow the Rules
When walking, stay on trails
Dogs must be on a leash up to 8 feet and under control at all times. On trails or narrow paths, leashes should be shorter to insure control of your dog when you encounter bikes, strollers, skateboards or other wheeled devices, which may cause your dog distress or confusion.
The most important rule is scoop the poop.
Dog-doo is not a natural part of the environment. It can contain harmful viruses and bacteria, which are carried by rain into streams and rivers. No one likes to step in it and no one likes to look at it, either. Please carry plastic bags.