Scentral Bark Dog Park
Rowlett’s first dog park features two separate areas for large (30+ pounds) and small dogs (less than 30 pounds). Scentral Bark Dog Park was made possible by donations and with volunteer help from Sachse Park Pals. Each park has benches, trees and grass. There’s a central plaza between the two play areas with restrooms and drinking fountains for you and your four legged friend. Scentral Bark Dog Park is a leash-free dog park located at the “back 40” of the Civic Centre property. It offers a blend of open space and treed forest providing dogs an area to run. Dog owners can enjoy the sun/rain shelters to seek shade and protection from the elements. The entire area is fenced for security.
All dogs must have a Park Tag for entry. Park Tags can be purchased for $20.00 at the Community Services Office located at 16 Civic Centre Road. Park Tags are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase and must be renewed upon expiry should you wish to continue to access the Dog Park. *Please note that owners must be in possession of a municipal dog tag and dogs must have current rabies vaccination to obtain a Dog Park Tag. Commemorative plaques are also available from the Community Services Department for $25.00. Scentral Bark Dog Park users are asked to familiarize themselves with the rules of use for the park.
Rules and Regulations of Use Scentral Bark Dog Park. Dogs must be kept on-leash until inside the double-gated area. Once inside, leashes must be removed from the dog and retained by the owner at all times. Any dog that is sick, aggressive, requires a muzzle or is in heat (female) is not permitted in the park. Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression. Poop n’ scoop is mandatory. Bags and bins are available throughout the park. Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to dog park usage. Owners must have a dog park tag for every dog, available from the Community Services office. This is in addition to a current municipal dog tag. Puppies under the age of six (6) months old are not permitted in the park. Dogs must be under supervision by a responsible person at all times. No one owner may be responsible for more than two (2) dogs in the park. Use of the dog park is not recommended for children under the age of 16. All children must be supervised by an adult attendant while inside the fenced areas. No food of any kind (e.g. dog treats, human food) is permitted in the dog park. Beverages in non-breakable containers are allowed. No dog or children’s toys are permitted in the park (e.g. balls, Frisbees). Please fill in any holes dug by your dog. Dog training is not permitted in the park and dog trainers are not permitted to use the dog park to conduct their business. Smoking is not permitted in the dog park. Dog owners and handlers assume all liability, responsibility and associated risks related to the dog park and are subject to the Ontario Dog Owner’s Liability Act, the Town of Petawawa Animal Control By-law and the Parks and Recreation Areas By-Law. Failure to abide by the rules and regulations may result in loss of privileges or facility users may be fined.