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"May I Bring My Pet
To The Municipal Parks?

Well, that depends.

And, where's the Tudek Dog Park?

Each municipality has adopted ordinances regarding pets in municipal park areas. The pet ordinances and penalties have been developed to ensure a pleasant park visit and address potential health and safety concerns. In all parks, pet owners are required to immediately clean up after their pet.  To assist with ordinance compliance, CRPR currently maintains 60 doggie waste bag dispensers at 21 parks across the Centre Region.  The Park Operations Office reported that in CY 2014, 174,000 of the biodegradeable waste bags were used across the park system.

• Pets are prohibited in all State College Borough municipal parks except . . . that State College Borough Council has approved permitting pets on-leash (maximum 6') at:

  • Lederer Park (1101 Univ. Drive)
  • Walnut Springs Park (the corner of University Drive and Walnut Springs Lane).

At Orchard Park (at Blue Course and Bayberry Drives), pets on leash are permitted only on the paved bike path through the park and the perimeter sidewalks, but not in the park (turf, park paths and interior sidewalks).

• In the Townships of College, Ferguson, Patton, and Harris, pets are permitted only on a leash (maximum 6'), and pet owners are required to immediately clean up after their pet. No pets are permitted in the areas of the playground equipment or picnic pavilions in the township parks or nature center. Pets on a leash are permitted on the grounds and boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Except for inside the Tudek Dog Park, at ALL park areas, pets must always be "ON LEASH."

• In Patton Township, the Board of Supervisors has established special regulations for "Patton Woods Natural Recreation Area (formerly "Circleville Woods") at 2950 Circleville Rd.:
(1) 24-hour use is permitted,
(2) Dogs are allowed off-leash under owner control and within sight distance of owner
), and
(3) Hunting is permitted from Sept. 16 - Jan. 31 and prohibited from Feb. 1 - Sept. 15 each year.
This site is operated by Patton Township and is not classified as a "municipal park."

Dog Runner

Check out information on "Tudek Dog Park"

The CRPR Authority is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities since 1966. The Authority also maintains 501c3 status.
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