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The project logo Dog Leash Laws on the Beach

The project logo Dog Leash Laws on the Beach

Currently, City Code 6-5. - Animals on Beach and Adjacent Areas allows dogs on any city beach off of their leash and under control of the owner. The only exceptions are from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During this time frame:

  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street. 
  • Dogs are not allowed on all other beaches from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

With double-digit exposures (bites/scratches) by dogs off leash the last two years and complaints from citizens for dogs not under control, a proposed code change would require all dogs to be leashed at all times when on any city beach as they are anywhere else in the city.

The feedback from this survey will be used in considering a proposed change to City Code Section 6-5. - Animals on the Beach and Adjacent Areas, for the City Council's consideration. The proposed change would require all dogs to be leashed on City beaches at all times. Other restrictions in the code would remain unaffected.

Deadline for participation in this survey is Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Do you support a code change that would require dogs to be leashed at all times while on the beach and adjacent areas?
No
65%
Yes
35%
Closed to responses | 2,241 Responses
Please explain why you do or do not support a change in the City Code.
Closed for Comments
Do you own a dog?
Yes
78%
No
22%
Closed to responses | 2,010 Responses
If you do own a dog, how often do you take your dog to the beach?
Several times a week
42%
A few times a year
30%
Once a week
17%
Once a month
10%
Closed to responses | 1,552 Responses
If you do own a dog, do you take your dog to any of the three designated dog parks located in the city?
No
77%
Yes
23%
Closed to responses | 1,576 Responses
If yes, which locations have you used? (choose all that apply)
Bayville Farms
55%
Red Wing Park
53%
Woodstock Park
16%
Closed to responses | 381 Responses
If yes, how often do you take your dog to the dog parks?
A few times a year
53%
Once a month
20%
Several times a week
14%
Once a week
13%
Closed to responses | 431 Responses
If you answered no, why don't you use the dog parks?
Closed for Comments
What other options would you like us to consider in addressing the concerns with dogs that are off leash?
Closed for Comments
Have you ever had a negative encounter with a dog not under control at a City beach?
No
66%
Yes
34%
Closed to responses | 1,850 Responses
Please provide your zip code:
Closed to responses