Western Gateway Dog Park
Rules & Regulations
This off-leash dog park and oak grove are designed for dogs who like to play together. If you need a separate exercise space for your dog, we ask you to use the multi-purpose training yard beyond the small dog area.
For everyone's safety, all dogs should be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park and oak grove.
Use this facility at your own risk and ask permission to enter any area where other dogs are present. Remove your dog's leash before going inside. No spike, choke, or prong collars are allowed.
You are legally and financially responsible for any injury caused by your dog (CA Civil Code Sec. 3342). Exchange contact information and notify the NC Sheriff's Dept./Animal Control (530) 265-1471.
Be respectful and pick up after your dog. If your dog digs a hole, fill it in.
The dog park and oak grove are for dogs and their handlers, not playgrounds for children. Unruly behavior, running, throwing rocks, or climbing on park structures, etc., are not allowed. You are legally and financially responsible for any injury, or damage to park property caused by your child. Children under age 13 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Be aware that the oak grove may have ticks, foxtails, troublesome weeds, or poison oak which we are working to control.
All dogs must be licensed, immunized, and in good health
No vicious or dangerous dogs
No aggressive dogs - owners must be able to control their pets when necessary
No female dogs in heat
No puppies under 4 months old
No dog treats, food, or alcohol, unless the area has been reserved
No kiddie pools - use the permanent pools on the covered patio (conserve water and only dump when needed)
No smoking in the oak grove
Dog Park Hours:
Open Daily, Sunrise to Sunset
Call Park Office (530) 432-1990 Monday through Friday (9 am-noon)
Dog Bites, Dogs Left Unattended in Hot Cars, or Abandoned Dogs:
Call Nevada County Sheriff's Dept./Animal Control (530) 265-1471
Thank you for your cooperation, Western Gateway Recreation and Park District
Local Veterinary Care
After Hour Emergency Veterinary Care
There is no 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital currently in Nevada County.
If you are unable to reach your veterinarian with a serious emergency after normal business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following facilities to let them know you are coming:
The Northpointe Veterinary Hospital in Yuba City has a 24-hour veterinarian at the clinic.
The Animal Medical Veterinary Center in Auburn has a 24-hour veterinarian on call to answer your questions and to meet you at the hospital. (There is no overnight monitoring.)
The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, uses the latest technology and provides immediate initial recognition, evaluation, and care of patients with acute illness and injury, and ongoing care for critically ill or injured dogs and cats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Veterinarians are on duty around the clock to receive emergency patients. The board-certified faculty specialists lead the team, and provide the highest level of emergency care to your pet. Appointments are not needed for a visit to the Emergency Room, but please call ahead if possible so they can be ready to receive you the second you arrive.