Colonial Place Dog Park
Fundraising continues to amass funds to build a small dog park in CPRV.
The City of Norfolk will cover the cost of the fence installation; we need to raise $1500 to pay for the materials. Please
Look for donation envelopes in the kiosk at the dog park or send your donation (check made out to CPRV) to:
The current plan is to have the small dog area located in the northwest corner of the current dog park. Measuring 48' x 37', it will have its own entrance and holding area as well as a gate to the remaining dog park so that small dog parents can get to the water pump.
I would like to encourage ALL dog park users to help with this project. The dog park is a wonderful place to let our dogs off their leashes so that they can run and play. Many small dogs find the large dogs too big and rough, and this is why we need a place for the little ones to run and play safely.
Thank you all in advance for anything you can give toward this project.
Code of Virginia
State code 15.2-1809 - Liability of localities in the operation of parks, recreational facilities, and playgrounds: No city or town which operates any park, recreational facility, or playground shall be liable in any civil action or proceeding for damages resulting from any injury to the person or from the loss of or damage to the property of any person by an act of omission constituting ordinary negligence on the part of any officer or agent of such city or town in the maintenance or operation of any such park, recreational facility, or playground. Every such city or town shall, however, be liable in damages for the gross negligence of any of its officers or agents in the maintenance or operation of any such park, recreational facility, or playground.
In other words, it is up to each dog owner to be responsible for his or her animal. Please keep an eye on your dogs while you are in the park. If a fight should break out, pull the dogs apart from the back to avoid being bitten. If your dog should be injured, either in a fight or by just general rough play, the city is not liable. Get the name of the owner of the other dog to verify that the dog has been immunized against rabies. If your dog should need veterinary care, the two of you will have to work out payment for this care. If your dog is deemed too vicious to play with other dogs, you will be asked to refrain from bringing your dog into the park. If we all work to be good park users and watch our dogs while in the park, we should, hopefully, be able to avoid such problems.
Map Showing Site of Community Dog Park
Dog Park site is in upper right hand corner, highlighted in orange, and entitled "Resident's Proposed Dog Park"