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Rules proposed for Mantecas new dog park
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Manteca’s dog park — due to open by the end of November — won’t be a free-for-all.

The $227,993 park is being created at Magnolia and Eucalyptus avenues on the northwest corner of the Manteca Civic Center complex.

The Parks and Recreation staff has surveyed other cities and their dog parks to devise recommended rules for the Manteca facility. The City Council will consider adopting the rules when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

The dog park would be open from dawn to dusk daily. It may be closed, however, during operating hours for routine maintenance. The small dog area is for dogs 25 pounds or less while the large dog area is for dogs over 25 pounds.

All dog bites must be reported to the Manteca Animal Shelter division.

What may be prohibited outright are:

uchoke, spike, chain, or pinch collars.

udog food and/or treats.

udogs that are either in heat, sick, or aggressive.

udog toys.

upuppies under 4 months old.

ufood, drinks, smoking, and glass containers.

ustrollers, bicycles, and children’s toys.

The park rules include:

uowners are required to pick up and dispose of their dog’s feces inside and outside the park.

uuse of the park is at owner’s own risk with owners being responsible for their dog’s actions. That includes any damage as well as injury illness to dogs or owners.

udogs must be leashed entering and exiting the park.

udogs must be under voice control of owner at all times.

umaximum of two dogs per handler.

uprofessional dog trainers are not permitted to use off-leash areas for business purposes without prior city approval.

udogs exhibiting aggressive behavior must immediately be removed by their owner.

udogs must be up-to-date on dog licenses and vaccinations with appropriate tag/licenses attached to collars at all times. Also, owners must be prepared to show proof of dog license and vaccinations.

uall dogs and children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

uequipment is for use of dogs only. No children are allowed on the equipment.

uno digging. If your dog digs a hole, you must fill it.

uno brushing or grooming of pets inside the park.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email