Seasonal Dog Off-Leash Program Ends Saturday, February 29 in Two City Parks

February 26, 2020

As winter draws to a close, so does the popular off-leash program for dogs in two city of Boise parks. Starting on Sunday, March 1, dog owners are asked to once again leash their dogs in Ann Morrison Park (1000 S. Americana Blvd.) and at Optimist Youth Sports Complex (9889 W. Hill Rd. Pkwy.) The seasonal off-leash program will begin again in November when sports leagues wrap up at both sites.

The Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal off-leash program at Ann Morrison Park and Optimist Youth Sports Complex is intended to help prevent long-term damage to parks, and to address public health and safety concerns caused by geese.

Please note: Together Treasure Valley Dog Island in Ann Morrison Park is open year-round.

During the busy spring and summer seasons, the city offers a variety of locations for dogs to play off-leash. To learn more about the many other dog-friendly parks and areas in the City of Boise, visit our off-leash parks and areas web page.

Dog owners are also reminded to always pick up after their pets when recreating in parks, on trails or on the Boise River Greenbelt. Volunteers are needed to help the department pick up dog waste on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This annual “Scoop the Poop” event helps keep our parks and open spaces clean for all users. Sign up today to take part – individual volunteers or groups are welcome.

Spring is also a good time to obtain or renew an animal license for your pet. Both can be done by visiting the City of Boise’s animal licensing website.

Contact: Parks and Recreation Media Relations

(208) 608-7648 | bshelton@cityofboise.org

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