Canine Meadows

Canine Meadows is an off-leash dog park within John Rudy County Park. 

Requirements, Rules and Regulations for Canine Meadows:


Dogs must be state licensed, vaccinated and wearing current ID tags. Dogs must be healthy, no contagious conditions.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Dogs must be 4 months of age.
  2. Dogs are not allowed to dig, fill immediately.
  3. Open dawn to dusk, no fee.
  4. Waste must be collected immediately & placed in proper receptacle.
  5. You are responsible for injuries inflicted by your dog to other dogs or people.
  6. Meadows can be closed during wet conditions.
  7. Open one gate at a time in the double-gated area. Open and close it before opening the next one to enter the off-leash area.
  8. Dogs must be leashed when entering or exiting the fenced-in area. (leash & unleash your dog inside the double-gated area)
  9. Dogs over 30 pounds not permitted in small dog area. No dog less than 30 lbs is allowed in large dog area.
  10. Dog owners/handlers must keep their dog (s) in view at all times. (never left unattended)
  11. Dogs showing aggressive behavior must be removed immediately.
  12. Children under 49 inches in height are not permitted, adults must accompany children up to 15 years of age.
  13. Food/treats (dog or human) are not allowed.
  14. Handlers must be at least 16 yrs of age.
  15. Excessive dog barking not allowed.
  16. Limit (3) dogs per adult handler.
  17. Dogs in-heat are not permitted .
  18. Wear flat collars only.
  19. No dog grooming.
  20. No Smoking.
  21. Please do not leave any toys, dishes or trash in the meadows.
  22. Small dog toys permitted.

Dog owners and their invitees shall indemnify, save harmless and defend the County of York from any and all claims, actions, damages, injuries and/or expenses arising out of this activity or event at the York County Parks facility. Canine Meadows Off-Leash Area is subject to compliance with the above conditions and rules/regulations of the York County Department of Parks and Recreation and may result in a citation and/or removal for any violation of said rules and regulations.

In case of emergency, call 911. Non-emergency or questions (717) 840-7440

York County Parks, 400 Mundis Race Road. York Pa 17406