Rules & Regulations Regarding Dogs

Boise City Code

Dog Owners must adhere to the following rules when visiting Boise City Parks with their dogs:

  • Dogs are required to be licensed (BCC 6-07).
  • Dogs may not harass humans or other animals (BCC 6-07).
  • Dogs must be on a leash unless in an area otherwise indicated (BCC 13-03-06).
  • Owners are required to remove fecal matter deposited by their pets (BCC 13-03-06).

Park users in violation of any of the above ordinances or any other rules of the parks outlined in Boise City Code may be cited, fined, and asked to leave.


  • Dog Off-Leash Parks & designated foothills trails are available everyday from sunrise to sunset. Feature mulch or sand surface materials; no green grass.
  • Dog-Off Leash Areas are available for off-leash use seasonally or during designated hours. They are multi-use parks that are fully developed with green grass, restrooms and irrigation.

Dog Off-Leash Rules & Regulations

Visitors to the Dog Off-Leash Parks/Areas should be aware of the following:


  • You must wear a visible and current license.
  • If you're aggressive, you're not welcome. Period.


  • You are legally responsible for your dog's behavior and any injuries or damages he/she causes.
  • By entering the dog off-leash area, you do so at your own risk and agree to abide by all park rules.
  • Never leave the off-leash area without your dog(s), leave them unattended, or allow them out of sight.
  • You are required to carry the equipment necessary to clean up after your dog. Remove and dispose of waste in bins provided.
  • Always carry a leash; leash dog(s) when entering/leaving park.