Dog off-leash program ends Saturday in two parks

Posted at 8:53 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 10:53:03-05

BOISE, Idaho — As winter draws to a close, so does the popular off-leash program for dogs in two city of Boise parks. Starting on March 1, dog owners are asked to once again leash their dogs in Ann Morrison Park and at Optimist Youth Sports Complex. 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 the parks is intended to help prevent long-term damage to parks, and to address public health and safety concerns caused by geese.

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 Boise, click here.

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 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 vising the City of Boise’s animal licensing website.