Longhill Dog Park

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Introduction

The Longhill Dog Park is located at the Longhill Memorial Park off Longhill Road in Dover, New Hampshire. There is parking available at the park or in 10 overflow spaces in the adjacent Middleton Building Supply parking lot.

Cost:
There is no cost to use the dog park! In order to help fund future maintenance, when you renew your dog's license, there is a choice to make a designated contribution to the park. Also, a Dog Owner's Group is in the early stages of organizing and will be helpful in the oversight of the dog park on a day to day basis. If you are interested in helping out, you can email Gary Bannon.

Hours of Operation:
April 1 - September 30th: 7:00am - 9:30pm
October 1 - March 31st: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Rules

1. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. 
2. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. 
3. No dogs with communicable diseases. 
4. No unusually aggressive dogs. 
5. No choke chains, prong, spiked, or shock collars. 
6. Never leave dogs unattended (out of sight or voice control). 
7. Dogs must be leashed until they are in the entrance area. 
8. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of by owner/handler. 
9. No more than 2 dogs per adult. 
10. No glass or human food. 
11. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs. 
12. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. 
13. Owner waives liability to the city for any injury or damage incurred at the park. 
14. Owners/handlers are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s). 
15. No dogs on athletic fields at any time. 

History:
The location of the Dog Park was recommended in the City's Recreation Master Plan in 2009. Recreation Director Gary Bannon and Planning Director Chris Parker then worked with residents and dog owners in the fall of 2009 to design the park. Construction of the park was funded by the Recreation Improvements Fund, where $12,000 in contributions from developers had been set aside for upgrades to City parks on the north end of the City.

The site required a significant amount of preparation, and thanks to the work of Eagle Scout candidate Daniel Gow of Somersworth, piles of brush were removed, saving the City months of work.

Middleton Building Supply, which is adjacent to the park, is providing 10 parking spaces for overflow parking at the Dog Park.

Any questions or comments please call the Dover Recreation Department at (603)516-6401.