Bogota Parks and Dog Rules and Regulations
On September 19, 2013 the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Bogota amended Chapter 13 of the Borough of Bogota Ordinances to now allow Dogs in Parks under certain conditions. Below are the requirements which were ammended to Chapter 13 Sections 5(q) and 7 of Rules and Regulations governing parks:
13-5 RULES AND REGULATIONS
q. Properly licensed dogs shall be permitted to enter upon or remain in Olsen Park subject to the following rules and regulations.
1. Dogs shall only be allowed in a public park except from 9:00 pm until sunrise in accordance with Section 13-5 h.
2. Dogs are the only animals that handlers may bring to the park.
3. Dogs must wear securely attached collars with valid dog licenses.
4. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Leashes shall not have a lead in excess of 10 feet.
5. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately taken from the park.
6. Dogs shall be prohibited from playground areas.
7. Handlers must remain with their dogs at all times.
8. Handlers must always clean up after their dogs.
9. Handlers must immediately report all dog bites to the Bogota Police Department.
10. Dogs, at all times, must be handled by their owner, or a family member or resident of the owner who Is an adult 18 years or older at all times.
11. Feeding a dog in the park is prohibited.
12. Handlers are strictly liable for any incidents that occur in the park.
13. Dog owners are responsible and liable for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
14. All dogs must have current rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations. It is recommended that dogs be on a flea and heartworm preventive medication.
15. Dogs that are ill are prohibited.
16. All dogs must wear a valid license.
17. Limit of three (3) dogs per adult.
18. Dog owners who fail to comply with the above rules and regulations may receive a summons.
13-7 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
Any person violating the regulations set forth herein, upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, shall be subject to a penalty of not more than two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars for a first offense; five hundred ($500.00) for a second offense; and one thousand, two hundred fifty ($1,250.00) dollars for a third or subsequent offense or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days; this penalty shall exclude any costs (dollar for dollar) incurred by the municipality for clean-up of a park, playground or recreation area as a result of the violator’s actions.