Pop Up Dog Park is coming to Elm Street Urban Park

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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 ​​park 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.

The dog park was inspired by the popularity of “Yappy Hour,” 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.

“Our 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,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks. “Programs 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.

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Sarah Dilworth is an intern at Montgomery Community Media. She is also a senior at the University of Maryland where she studies journalism and creative writing. She can be contacted at sdilworth@mymcmedia.org.


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