Sewickley Heights Borough Park Off Leash Area
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- KellieJul. 17, 2021Best place
I have been shining this park for years. I live being able to have my dog off leash and he loves being off leash.
- BlueJun. 23, 2021Go to website and read the rules.
DID YOU KNOW…that fines for violating the following Sewickley Heights Borough dog ordinances start at $100 and can be as high as $1000! Note also the trails are shared resource with horses. Ensure your pups are good with that before trusting them off leash please. It is no fun to have dogs barking/nipping/chasing at horse. If your dog has never experienced a horse, keep them on a leash and ask a rider to stop and help your dog get past the novelty. We all want to enjoy the park.
- Fines responderMore than a year agoResponding to "CB"
The essence of good dog ownership is one having control over one's pet. The great thing about sewickley heights park is that it is one of the few parks which allow off leash dog activity. However, if you can't control your dog off leash...why then- use a leash.
- CBMore than a year agoFines
We have always loved to take our dog to this lovely park and woods to runt the off leash trails and play with the other dogs. He is very well behaved and trained. However, he is a dog and likes to chase squirrels, deer etc. At last visit, chased after something in the woods. Long story short, he got lost. Before we could find him, someone else did and an officer took him to the station. Fine was $385!!!! Happy to have him back but quite excessive fine especially knowing how distraught we were. Sadly we will have to find a more community friendly place for Fido.
- ChristineMore than a year agoDog loved it
My dog and I visited yesterday and he loved it. Very nicely maintained. I will put my GPS on next time, because I got slightly lost on the trails though. I wish they had a map of the area because I did not see the water spot that someone had told me about. We will definitely be back!
- MirandaMore than a year agoGreat off leash area in sewickley
We visited this park for the first time recently, and we were really pleased. Dogs are allowed off leash in most parts of the park, except within 100 feet of the parking area and in a select few other designated locations (none of which we came across). I only gave it four stars because it was pretty mucky when we were there -- mainly because some of the trails are also used as equestrian trails -- and because despite plenty of resources for disposal, people still aren't picking up after their dogs as much as I would expect. However, otherwise, it was GREAT. There are wide trail/dirt road areas, woodland trails, and open fields. None are totally fenced, so it is not suitable for people who do not have verbal control of their dogs. All patrons we interacted with were very nice. We probably only saw a dozen dogs and people on a beautiful sunny weekend, so it was a good balance of enough people/dogs but not too busy. Also, from what we heard form others, the 100 ft rule is strictly enforced. There was a police officer spotted in the parking lot while we were there, and they do write fines. At any rate, this park is a GREAT resource for pittsburgh area dog lovers!