Montgomery Parks, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Committee, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership will be hosting a pop-up dog park at Elm Street Urban Park from July 15 to August 15.
The temporary dog ââpark will be open from sunrise to sunset in the northern part of Elm Street Urban Park, according to a press release from Montgomery Parks. The 4,600 square foot area will be maintained by BUP with the same regulations as all other dog parks in the county.
What a fun evening! Thanks for joining us at Yappy Hour last night!
And, thanks to our partner, @BethesdaUP, for helping to make it such a great event.
Just a reminder that the pop-up dog park will remain until August 15 and the space is open from sunrise to sunset. pic.twitter.com/8S4eZb6htc
– Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) July 16, 2021
The dog park was inspired by the popularity of âYappy Hour,â an event sometimes held in the park that allows county residents and their dogs to socialize while enjoying live music, drinks and food. of Bethesda restaurants that sell at the event.
âOur Yappy Hour events have been incredibly popular, so we wanted to give park users the option to take advantage of this pop-up feature over the next month or so,â said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks. âPrograms and events like this give residents more ways to connect with their neighbors and friends outside in our parks. “
Park rules and regulations include:
- Handlers cannot have more than three dogs in the park at a time
- All dogs must be up to date with their vaccinations and wear an identification plate
- Aggressive dogs, dogs in heat or dogs that bark frequently are not allowed
- Owners must collect and dispose of their dog’s droppings
- All dog or human food and glass containers are prohibited
- No smoking or vaping
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
To learn more about Bethesda Urban Partnership, visit the BUP website. More information on the county’s dog parks and events can be found on the Montgomery Parks website.
UPDATE: Yappy Hour returns to Bethesda on July 15