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All dogs must have current vaccinations and shall wear a visible vaccination tags and identification tags.
Ballenger Creek Dog Park
5420 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
2 Separate Dog Areas
Walkways and Trails
Benches and Water
Urbana District Dog Park
3805 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
1 All-Dog Area
Walkways and Benches
Dog Waste Station
Dog Park Hours
The dog park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Dog Park Rules
Aggressive dogs are prohibited from this park. Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior must be removed from the park immediately. Failure to remove aggressive dogs may lead to loss of Dog Park privileges
All dogs must have current vaccinations and shall wear a visible vaccination tags and identification tags
Children under 12 must be closely supervised at all times by an adult. It is strongly recommended that young children not be brought to the Dog Park for their own safety
Dog Park gates must be closed immediately after entering and exiting the facility
Dogs must be on a leash and under control by their owner / handler at all times outside of the fenced Dog Park. Dogs must be leashed when entering/leaving the fenced area and owners / handlers must have a leash in their possession at all times
Dogs must be under control and in view of the owner/handler at all times. Do not use the park as a babysitter for your dog or your children
Dogs under 4 months of age and female dogs in heat are not permitted in the Dog Park
For dog related emergencies, please call Frederick County Animal Control Division at 301-600-1544 or 301-600-2558
For non-emergency or facility related questions, please call Frederick County Parks and Recreation Division at 301-600-2353
Frederick County is not responsible for injuries to dogs, their owners / handlers or others that use the Dog Park. Dog owners / handlers are solely liable for injuries or damage caused by their dogs
No more than 2 dogs per owner / handler
No smoking, food/treats (human or dog), alcoholic beverages, strollers or bicycles
Only flying disc and tennis ball type toys are permitted within fenced area
Owner/handler must immediately clean up after their dog(s) and place in the proper receptacle. This is the single most important thing dog owners/handlers can do to help insure the ongoing success of the Dog Park. Leave the area cleaner than it was when you arrived. It’s a small price to pay for being allowed to enjoy this wonderful park with your dog
Owners / handlers must stop their dogs from digging and immediately fill any holes dug
This park is designed for the use of people and their dogs; no other animals are allowed
Donation from Kingsbrook Animal Hospital
Recently, Kingsbrook Animal Hospital made a donation to pay for the cost of 1 of the existing water fountains at the Ballenger Creek Dog Park. A recognition plaque, provided by the hospital, has been installed on the water fountain.
With this donation, Kingsbrook Animal Hospital has shown its commitment to providing drinking water to the dogs and their owners who utilize the Ballenger Creek Dog Park.