KLAMATH FALLS, OR – October 16, 2020 Canines will soon have a new off-leash dog park in the City of Klamath Falls where they can exercise, play, and socialize. The new dog park is located just south of Kit Carson Park.

The new dog park will be entirely fenced for off-leash use, with the installation of the fence later this week. The park features a large open play area for large dogs, a smaller separated area for small dogs, a new paved parking lot and fully accessible concrete walkways from the parking lot to accommodate visitors to the area. This park will be a great addition to the open spaces available for our citizens and their furry friends to use.

As would be expected, construction activity was damaging to the existing lawn area. Although the City had hoped to open the park this fall, we have determined that postponing public use is in the best long-term interest of this new community asset. In an effort to ensure sustainability of the lawn surfaces, we have determined a postponed opening to late Spring or early Summer of 2021 is necessary for the new grass seed to mature.

Postponing the new dog park opening will allow time for volunteers with the Klamath Falls Dog Park Association to work toward their goals of providing other amenities to the park such as benches, tables, and other dog friendly features.

For more information on how you can help, please feel free to contact the Klamath Falls Dog Park Association via their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kfallsdpa/.