Vernon Hill Dog Park is pet-friendly. The City's first ever off-leash dog park is double-gated, fenced and secured and is located in Vernon Hill Park. The 17,400 square foot park is located next to the Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool and the basketball court. Dog owners are reminded to use the provided bags to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is split into two fenced sections; one side for smaller dogs and one for larger dog breeds. All dogs are required to have a City of Worcester dog license on them at all times, vaccinations up-to-date, must be older than 6 months of age and there's a maximum of two dogs per person. Vernon Hill Dog Park is open every day of the week from 5am to 10pm.