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Dog Park at Jack Carter Park
|For current information and conditions, please call: 972-941-BARK (2275)
6/30/17 - Work has officially begun to repair the drainage issues in the large dog area of the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park. Temporary fencing has been installed to close off a portion of the large dog area for construction. Although the gate to the large dog area remains locked, pets and their people can access the park via the small dog entrance on the east side of the dog park.
The fountain was disabled due to drainage issues, which were compounded over the spring by rainfall, irrigation and the continual use of the station. The small dog park and a portion of the large dog area will remain open during the project, which is estimated to take roughly 6 to 10 days to complete. The area will remain closed for about four to six weeks afterward to allow establishment of the new turf. The drinking fountain in the small dog portion of the park will remain on.
In the meantime, we’re asking our patrons to utilize the small dog fountain and considering packing drinking water for themselves and their four-legged friends. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve the issue.
The dog park is a double-gated, fenced, 2-acre area along Bluebonnet Trail, near its intersection with Chisholm Trail in central Plano. The park features a separate area for large and small dogs with shade shelters, picnic tables, benches. LED lighting, water stations for humans and dogs, waste pickup/disposal stations and a dog rinse station near the parking lot. The park closes at 9:30 p.m. A warning strobe will be activated before the lights automatically turn off. Please leave adequate time to vacate the park. The dog rinse station is winterized during the winter months and remains off until spring. Please park in the parking lot provided west of the area. You will find the parking lot by traveling one half-block north on Pleasant Valley Drive from its intersection with Spring Creek Parkway, west of Custer Road. The dog park is the only off-leash area designated by the Parks and Recreation Department. When outside the dog park enclosure, all animals are required to be restrained on a maximum 6-foot leash at all times. This includes arriving and departing the dog park.
Closures and Maintenance
The facility may be closed during and after inclement weather to protect the turf. This may be up to a few days after the weather has passed. Conditions are assessed on a daily basis for re-opening.
The dog park is closed for maintenance on Thursdays from sunrise until 4 p.m.
|Dog Park Etiquette Tips from AKC
Dog Park Rules
How to Enter and Leave the Area
You enter the area through a double-gated vestibule. These vestibules are designed with two gates to provide maximum control over your dog and the other dogs as you enter/leave the enclosure. If someone is ahead of you, please wait your turn.
|To Enter, before you open the outer gate, check to be sure the inner gate is closed
Animal Licensing Information
Animals must wear current registration and rabies vaccination tags on a collar or harness at all times. The City of Plano Animal Services Department will be monitoring the park for proper registration and vaccinations.
For information on City of Plano licensing procedures and regulations, please contact the Animal Services Department or call 972-769-4360.