Rotary Dog Park

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The four-acre park is located in Community Park on Rt.19 in Cranberry Township. It was built by the Township’s Public Works Department with a lead contribution of $45,000 from the Cranberry Rotary Club, and features separate off-leash running areas for large and small dogs, as well as a second fenced space for large dogs to enable rotation of active play areas so that the fields can recover from wear and tear.  

  • Handicap-accessible fountain outfitted with drinking heads for people and dogs
  • Double-gate entry system allowing dogs to enter without letting others out
  • Clean-up bag dispenser
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After the success of Cranberry Township’s Canine Ambassador program in North Boundary Park, leashed dogs will be allowed to enjoy Community Park, beginning June 1

As part of a pilot program, dogs will be permitted on designated areas and trails in Community Park beginning June 1. They must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on sports fields or Kids Castle Playground.  

Dogs are welcome to attend the Township’s Thursday Concerts in the Park and Family Movies in the Park events at the Rotary Amphitheater.

As they have done at North Boundary Park, the Township’s K9 Connection group will serve as Ambassadors to educate owners on rules. Waste stations and signage have been installed in Community Park. The pilot program will be reviewed by Township staff to determine its success. 

The expansion of the Ambassador Program allows for even more access in Community Park, where a renovated Rotary Dog Park will be unveiled later this year.

Please enjoy the Dog Park safely

There is no charge to use the Park, and it is open during daylight hours. Parking is adjacent to the facility, allowing dog-owners to bring their pets in and out of Community Park without walking through established child play areas. The dog park is not supervised, and visitors are asked to review and adhere to the posted rules regarding clean-up and allowable pet behavior.

Dog Park Rules

  • Owners are always legally responsible for the behavior of their dog. 
  • Owners should not leave their dog unattended. 
  • Dogs are to be leashed before entering and when departing the Dog Park. 
  • Owners must clean up all dog waste IMMEDIATELY and seal it in provided waste bags. Dog waste bags are then to be disposed of in waste containers. 
  • Dog handlers must be over 16 years of age. Children, under the age of 16, must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 
  • Dogs must be properly licensed, vaccinated, and free of parasites. 
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted – no fighting or biting. Any issues, call 9-1-1
  • Agility/play obstacles are designed for dogs only and should not be used in inclement weather.
  • RED LIGHT on power box indicates police firearms training is in progress.

Use the Dog Park at your own risk. 

  • It is unhealthy for puppies under the age of 16 weeks to be in the Dog Park.
  • Prohibited:  
    • Any food or treats
    • Sick dogs
    • Aggressive dogs
    • Glass Containers
    • Dogs in heat
    • Smoking or Vaping


North Boundary Park.

Pooches may enjoy a walk – with their owners and on leashes – around the NexTier Loop, a paved trail that winds through the park. It is adjacent to the Disc Golf Course and Nature Trail areas, where dogs have been permitted since 2019.

  • Dogs are only permitted on the walking trails and designated areas in North Boundary Park.
  • Dogs must be on a leash and under the owner's control at all times.
  • Dogs are prohibited on sports fields, playgrounds, and non-designated areas.
  • Fines start at $35 for violations.
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