Fenced Dog Park
South Fayette Township plans to build a fenced, wooded dog park in Fairview Park as part of the Mayview site expansion.
Construction is occurring in 2022. Replacing the existing off-leash dog zone, the new, 5-acre Bark Park will have subtle fencing and wooded, meandering paths in a natural environment with access to shade, benches and water. It will be accessible from the Mayview site expansion of Fairview Park.
Off-leash permits extended free of charge in 2022
In 2022, permits for the Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park are extended at no cost to residents and non-residents as South Fayette Township completes construction of a 5-acre fenced, wooded dog park.
The existing zone will remain available until the new Bark Park opens to the general public in 2022. The new dog park will not require an off-leash permit from the township.
Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park (Permit Required)
Get your Fairview Park Off-Leash Dog Zone permit online. Apply or renew without having to appear in person at the township office.
Yearly permit fee, per household:
- Residents: $50
- Non-Residents: $100
South Fayette Township provides a permit-only Off-Leash Dog Zone within Fairview Park where properly permitted dog owners and handlers may allow their animals to exercise without a leash. (Dogs MUST remain on a leash to and from the designated dog park area.)
Residents and non-residents age 18 years or older may apply to use the Off-Leash Dog Zone. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to enter the off-leash zone.
Dog owners/handlers whose animals remain on a leash at all times within the dog park area do not need a permit. The area is open to the public and to those who are not handling dogs, but be aware that off-leash dogs may be present. Everyone enters the Off-Leash Dog Zone at their own risk.
- Dog Park Permit Application with Regulations and Liability Waiver (PDF)
- Map of Fairview Park Off-Leash Dog Zone (PDF)
- Ordinance: Off-Leash Dog Zone (PDF)
Leash Law in Township Parks
Dogs must remain on physical leashes at all times in all parts of township parks, including Morgan Park, Sturgeon Park, Boys Home Park, Preservation Park and the Panhandle Trail.
Dogs must remain on physical leashes in all parts of Fairview Park, except inside the designated Off-Lease Dog Zone ONLY when the owner/handler carries a current permit properly issued by South Fayette Township.
Owners must have their dogs under control at all times, clean up after their dogs and follow all other park rules and regulations. Please call 911 immediately to report any violations or emergencies.
Allegheny County Dog Licenses
To acquire an Allegheny County dog license, please visit the website for the Allegheny County Dog License Department or stop by the township office for a paper application.
For a Washington County dog license, visit the Washington County website.