(Effective November 25, 2021)

 

 

On Leash

Off Leash

Hinckley Park**

May 1-September 30: 6am-9pm

October 1-April 30: between 10am-3pm (required)

May 1-September 30: 6am-9pm

October 1-April 30: between 6am-10am and between 3pm-9pm

Willard Beach**

May 1-September 30: between 7am-9am & between 7pm-9pm

October 1-April 30: between 10am-3pm (required)

May 1-September 30: between 7am-9am & between 7pm-9pm

October 1-April 30: between 6am-10am and between 3pm-9pm

Greenbelt Walkway,
Mill Creek Park**

Yes (required)

No

All other public parks in the City**

Yes - Year-round, between 6am-9pm

Yes - Year-round, between 6am-9pm

Public Streets, Parking Lots and Sidewalks in the City

Yes (required)

No

** Parks & Beaches are open between 6am-9pm.

  • Dogs must be leashed when on the Greenbelt, Mill Creek Park, in any public sidewalk, street, or way, and may be unleashed at any other public park, between the hours of 6am-9pm– except between the hours of 10am-3pm at Willard Beach and Hinckley Park where dogs must be on-leash from October 1-April 30.  Summer hours for Willard Beach remain the same, taking effect May 1-Sept 30:  Dogs are only allowed between 7am-9am, and 7pm-9pm.
  • Dogs and people must stay on designated trails and access waterways by designated entry points.
  • No owner is allowed to have more than 2 dogs off-leash at a time.  (If there are 3 or more dogs, all dogs must be leashed.)
  • When off-leash, owners must carry a leash in hand at all times.
  • When off-leash, all dogs must be under voice and sight control.

 Owners are responsible for their dogs and must pick up after their dog(s).

Reference: Chapter 3, City's Code of Ordinances & Ordinance #3-21/22, effective 11/25/21

For more information, contact the Parks Department at (207) 767-7670.  The public is also advised that the City Council has created the ad-hoc Dogs & Public Spaces Advisory Committee to look into potential changes regarding dogs in public spaces. These meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted on the Committee's webpage.