Can kids play in the dog park, too?

Bringing children under the age of 5 into the dog park is discouraged. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Playful, unsupervised children and playful, unleashed dogs mixed together could result in injury. Children may engage in behavior which can trigger a dog's prey drive or natural instinct to chase.  For this reason and for the safety of your children, we do not recommend bringing infants or young children into the Dog Park. If you choose to bring your child into the park, you should SUPERVISE VERY CLOSELY!!! Be sure you teach your child how to behave properly in a dog park environment. Children should not run around, scream, pick up and wave sticks, or approach animals that they do not know. While all dogs are expected to be well behaved and kid-friendly, these behaviors can trigger an alarm or defense response in some dogs, which can lead to aggression.

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1. I’m concerned about how my dog might behave around a large group of excited dogs. Is there anything I can do to prepare for this?
2. Can kids play in the dog park, too?
3. Who cleans up all the doggie poop?
4. Can I leave my dog unattended in the dog park?
5. Can I bring doggie treats to share with all the dogs in the park?
6. Can I bring water into the dog park?
7. Does my dog need a special permit or license to come into the dog park?
8. What is the purpose of the double gated entrances?
9. Is there a separate area for small dogs?
10. Who do I call if I need to report a problem?
11. Will the County be adding more amenities to the dog park?