Rotary Dog Park

Man's best friend needs your help

Cranberry Area Canine Partners - Join other Township dog-owners and Pete Geis, Parks & Recreation director, to consider ways we can work together to improve our Dog Park.  Link to our website, Cranberry Area Canine Partners
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The four-acre park is located in Community Park on Rt.19 in Cranberry Township. It was built by the Township’s Public Works Department with a lead contribution of $45,000 from the Cranberry Rotary Club, and features separate off-leash running areas for large and small dogs, as well as a second fenced space for large dogs to enable rotation of active play areas so that the fields can recover from wear and tear.  

picture of dogs and owners

Dog Park Rules

  • Owners are always legally responsible for the behavior of their dog. 
  • Owners should not leave their dog unattended. 
  • Dogs are to be leashed before entering and when departing the Rotary Dog Park. 
  • Owners must clean up all dog waste IMMEDIATELY and seal it in provided waste bags.  
  • Dog waste bags are then to be disposed of in waste containers. 
  • Dog handlers must be over 16 years of age.  Children under the age of 16 must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 
  • Dogs must be properly licensed, vaccinated, and free of parasites. 
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted – no fighting or biting. 
  • Agility/play obstacles are designed for dogs only. 
  • Agility/play obstacles should not be used in inclement weather. 
  • RED LIGHT on power box indicates police firearms training in process.

Use the Rotary Dog Park at your own risk. 

  • It is unhealthy for puppies under the age of 16 weeks to be in the Rotary Dog Park.
  • Not permitted:  human food or dog food treats, aggressive dogs, glass containers, sick dogs, dogs in heat.
Parking is adjacent to the facility, allowing dog-owners to bring their pets in and out of Community Park without having to walk them through established child play areas. There is no charge to use the Park, and it is open during daylight hours. The dog park is not supervised, and visitors are asked to review and adhere to the posted rules regarding clean-up and allowable pet behavior. Our partners, supporters and benefactors

Owner Alert
  • Handicap-accessible fountain outfitted with drinking heads for people and dogs
  • Double-gate entry system allowing dogs to enter without letting others out
  • Clean-up bag dispenser

Pet Honor Brick Program.

Create a lasting tribute to your favorite pet through Cranberry’s Pet Honor Brick program. For $50, a brick engraved with the name of your pet will be placed in the pavement approaching the Dog Park entry gate. Funds from the sale of the bricks will be used to buy additional water fountains and to maintain the park in perpetuity. Call 724-779-4FUN (4386).   Pet Honor Brick Order Form

Here's why the American Kennel Club believes Dog Parks are beneficial

Allows dogs to exercise and socialize safely.
Puppies and adult dogs need room to run, and enclosed play areas permit them to do so while preventing them from endangering themselves and others (for example, by running into the path of an oncoming vehicle). Dogs who are accustomed to playing with animals and people other than their owners are more likely to be well-socialized and react well toward strangers.

Promotes responsible dog ownership. Dog parks prevent off-leash animals from infringing on the rights of other community residents and park users such as joggers, small children, and those who may be fearful of dogs. 
Provides an outlet for dog owners to socialize. Dog parks are a great place for owners to meet other people with common interests. Park users also benefit from the opportunity to ask questions of other owners and find solutions to problems they might be having with their pet.
Creates a better community by promoting public health and safety. Well-exercised dogs are more behaved and are less likely to create a nuisance, bark excessively and destroy property.