- Dogs must be properly licensed and vaccinated.
- Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving the off-leash area and in transition corridors.
- Owners must have a visible leash at all times.
- Owners must be in verbal control of their dogs at all times and prevent aggressive behavior, biting, fighting or excessive barking.
- Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dogs.
- Owners must possess a device for cleanup and disposal of feces.
- Dogs in heat are not allowed.
- Dogs must stay within signed boundaries.
- Owners must comply with all other park rules and regulations.
Pets in Parks – Ramsey County Ordinance
This is the ordinance that applies to all other areas of Ramsey County that are not designated off-leash pet areas. So this would include the parking lots and the walk up to the entrance gates to Battle Creek Dog Park.
Ramsey County Sheriffs Step Up Enforcement of Off-Leash Dogs Areas in the Parks
Due to many complaints from the public the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department will be stepping up its enforcement of off-leash dogs in the parks. Ramsey County Ordinance sets conditions for pets in our parks to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all park users and preserve the natural resources.
Chapter III, Section T—Pets in Parks
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
- Cause or allow any pet to roam or be at large in any park, except in a designated off-leash pet area;
- Allow a pet, except guide animals to assist a blind or impaired person, to enter any beach area, picnic area, nature interpretive area, wildlife refuge, golf course, park building or park shelter;
- Bring a pet into an authorized area of a park unless caged or on a leash not more than six (6) feet in length, except in a designated pet exercise or training area;
- Allow a pet to disturb, harass or interfere with any park visitor, park visitor’s property or park employee;
- Tether any animal to a tree, plant, building or park equipment;
- Have custody or control of any pet in a park without possessing and using an appropriate device for cleaning up pet feces and disposing of the feces in a sanitary manner; or
- Allow any pet or domestic animal to graze or browse in any park.
A person guilty of violating this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than $700, together with taxable costs, or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both.