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Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park

Subfacility of Fairview Park


Fairview Park Off-Leash Dog Zone Map (PDF)

Other Link Apply online for Off-Leash Dog Zone Permit


  1. Dog Park, Off-Leash (permit required)
  2. Dogs allowed on physical leashes

About the Off-Leash Dog Zone

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.) Wide, mowed paths meander through the non-fenced scenic park.

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.

How to Apply for an Off-Leash Dog Zone Permit
  • Each dog owner/handler must apply online for a photo ID permit online (click on the "Permits & Licenses" tab and follow the instructions).
  • Go in person to the township office (515 Millers Run Road, South Fayette 15064) to complete an application and be issued a photo ID permit.
Permits are issued per owner/handler, not per dog. Each permit is issued to a specific individual and may NOT be transferred to any other person. Each permittee must agree to the Rules & Regulations and the Liability & Waiver Release Form.

To apply, you need the following items:
  • Proof of a current county dog license for each dog
  • Proof of a current rabies certificate for each dog
  • Valid Driver's License or ID for each owner/handler age 18 or older who wishes to use the dog park
  • Payment in the form of a check, money order, cash payment or major credit card (cards subject to processing fee)
The South Fayette Township office (515 Millers Run Road, South Fayette PA 15064) normally is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Occasionally, dog park registrations may be accepted during special events designated for that purpose.

Yearly permit fee, per household:

  • South Fayette Residents: $50
  • Non-Residents: $100

While each household pays only one fee, EVERY INDIVIDUAL in the household who wishes to handle dogs in the dog park must complete a separate application and be issued a separate photo permit. Dog walkers/handlers who live in a separate household must obtain their own permit and pay a separate fee.

Rules & Regulations
As part of the permit application, each applicant must agree to comply with the rules and regulations of the Off-Leash Dog Zone and of Fairview Park. Owners/handlers who fail to follow the dog park rules and regulations, or who fail to obtain and display the required permit, may be subject to fines and/or revocation of park privileges. The Rules & Regulations of the Off-Leash Dog Zone are enforced per township ordinance.

Entrance & Parking
The Off-Leash Dog Zone entrance is located near the large Rotary Pavilion, near the water towers. Car parking is encouraged beyond the large pavilion. All dogs must be kept on a physical leash prior to entering the designated off-leash area.