If you are a friendly, well-behaved dog and have always wanted to go for a dip in the pool, this is your chance to “take the plunge!”


Two Fun Sessions!

Large Dogs (30lb+)
Small Dogs (under 30lbs)

Fee (per dog, per session)
$10 for park members
$15 for non-members

Location: Fanny Chapman Pool – 10 McKinstry Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901

Tickets and additional info: http://www.doylestownrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28962

** Please remember that dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations and proof of rabies and DHPP should be brought with you to the event.



Dear Dog Park Members,

Now that the weather is breaking and we finally have some warm weather to enjoy, traffic at the Doylestown Dog Park has begun to increase. As a result, we would like to take this time to remind members of a few of the Dog Park rules.

— YOUR key fob must be used to enter the park. Members are not allowed to fob in another member nor open the gate to provide access. Please remember, only registered individuals who have attended orientation are allowed to bring registered dogs inside the park.

— Entry through the EXIT gate is NOT permitted. Please adhere to all posted signs at the gates.

— The pavilion is an on-leash area. Dogs must be on-leash at all times within the whole of Turk Park, except while in the off-leash areas.

— Remember the entry gate is a hot spot. Owners must move their dogs away from the entry gate when dogs are in the vestibule area waiting to enter the off leash area.

— Do not bring sick dogs to the park, or dogs who have been sick, until fully recovered.

— Only members with a handicap placard or license plate may drive up the maintenance road and park adjacent to the park.

— Owners must clean up after their dogs. For convenience, bags and waste receptacles are provided at the park.

Dog Park rules are in place for the safety and well-being of both dogs and owners. By attending orientation and completing the registration process for dog park membership, you have committed to following the rules.

Thank you to those members who adhere to the rules of the dog park. We are grateful to you for helping us to ensure the safety and security of all owners and dogs. As always, our goal is to provide a clean, safe, community for our dog loving friends.


Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation

If you are a friendly, well-behaved dog and have always wanted to go for a dip in the pool, join us Saturday, September 12, 2015!


Do you have a blue ribbon dog? Come out to the park and show off a little! This FREE event is open to the public.

When: May 30th from 10am – 12:30pm
Where: Right outside of the Doylestown dog park (membership not required)
What: A whole lot of fun!!

Categories include Most “Mixed Up” Mutt, Owner/Dog Look Alike, Strut Your Stuff, Best Snausage Catcher, Best in Show and Best “Do.”

K9 Gym demos, DAMC Ask the Vet with Dr. Sporer, Hilltown Dog Club lure coursing, Holiday House and rescue organizations will be on site. There will also be vendors, refreshments, activities, raffles and more!

Did we mention this is a FREE event?! Come out and join the fun!

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Click image for printable poster!

dog-lureDoylestown Township Parks and Recreation and Hilltown Dog Club Lure Coursing have once again teamed up to offer Lure Coursing at Turk Park III (Almshouse Rd. adjacent to the dog park). Lure coursing is a fast-paced, fun chase sport for your canine friends. Dogs chase the lure (“bunny”), a white plastic bag that is attached to a line that is mechanized and controlled by a lure operator. The machine runs the line at a speed determined by the lure operator (and the dog). The run area will be enclosed by a temporary fence. All non-aggressive dogs, big or small are welcome…Come on out and give it a try!

When: April 18th & 19th (pre-registration is not required)
Where: Turk Park III (1260 Almshouse Rd., Warrington, PA 18976) just outside of the dog park
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $8 – one run, $15 – two runs, $20 – three runs
Questions: Email Diane at dianelure@gmail.com
Weather: In the event of inclement weather check our website at www.doylestownrec.com for program status.

— All dogs MUST warm up prior to running. This means a nice long walk while you’re waiting for your turn.
— Dogs MUST cool down between runs. This means walking them immediately following a run and waiting at least 20 minutes between runs.
— Please cut your dog’s nails two days before running. Long nails can cause injuries.
— Please clean up after your dog, if you are caught not cleaning up, you will be asked to leave.
— Please bring plenty of water for your dogs; we do not want any thirsty runners.
— Hold onto your dog when other dogs are running. There is a lot of excitement going on.
— Please make sure your dogs are up to date on rabies vaccines.
— Absolutely no aggressive dogs allowed.
— No prong collars inside the ring
— A waiver form must be signed or on file before running your dogs

dog-carThe VIP Barking Spot is back! Tickets for the raffle are $10 each (with money raised going to the park). You can purchase them at Doylestown Township, Doylestown Borough and from DP Advisory Board members. We have one Small Dog Barking Spot and one Large Dog Barking Spot.

The drawing will be held at the first Township Board of Supervisors Meeting on January 6th, 2015. The Barking Spot is located beside the walkway to the park, opposite of the designated handicapped parking area.

Calling all ghoulish greyhounds, devilish dachshunds, poodle princesses and butterfly bulldogs; whatever the costume, we want to see your dressed-up canine! Bring your well-mannered, leashed friend and family to the park for a howling good time that celebrates our four-legged faithful friends. Pet exhibitors and rescue organizations will be there to help you find new tips and tools to care for your furry family members…maybe even you’re new BFF.

Saturday, October 25, from 10:00am – 1:00 pm., at Turk Park (adjacent to the dog park) on Almshouse Road. Participation is FREE and dog park membership is not required. Free goodie bags for the first 100 to check in. (Rain Date: Sunday – October 26th).

Don’t miss this this “pup”ular event!

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