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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 one of the empty yards. 

  1. For everyone's safety, all dogs should be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park and oak grove.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Be respectful and pick up after your dog. If your dog digs a hole, fill it in.

  5. 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.

  6. Be aware that the oak grove may have ticks, foxtails, troublesome weeds, or poison oak which we are working to control.

Additional Guidelines:

  1. All dogs must be licensed, immunized, and in good health

  2. No vicious or dangerous dogs. If your dog attacks another dog, you must remove your dog from the premises immediately. 

  3. No aggressive dogs - owners must be able to control their pets when necessary.

  4. If authorities have been called about your dog's behavior more than three times, you will be banned from the park.

  5. No female dogs in heat

  6. No puppies under 4 months old 

  7. No dog treats, food, or alcohol, unless the area has been reserved

  8. No kiddie pools - use the permanent pools on the covered patio (conserve water and only dump when needed)

  9. No smoking or alcohol allowed in ANY of the confines of the park or in the oak grove!

Rules & Regs
Additional Guidelines

Dog Park Hours:
Open Daily, Sunrise to Sunset 


Information/Area Rentals:
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


Medical Emergencies:
Call 911

Thank you for your cooperation, Western Gateway Recreation and Park District

Local Vet Care

Local Veterinary Care

Penn Valley Veterinary Associates

17404 Penn Valley Drive

Penn Valley, Ca

(530) 432-3125

3 Minutes

Sierra Oaks Veterinary Services

10171 Commercial Ave.

Penn Valley, CA

(530) 432-8443

3 Minutes

Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital

11101 Rough & Ready Hwy.

Grass Valley, CA

(530) 273-7272

16 Minutes

After Hour Emergency Veterinary Care

After Hour Vet 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.

MarQueen in Roseville is a 24-hour clinic. MarQueen is the largest locally owned, independently operated emergency and specialty veterinary practice serving the greater Roseville and Sacramento, California region. 

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.


9205 Sierra College Blvd #120, Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 757-6600

33 Minutes

UC Davis Emergency 
Veterinary  Care
One Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-1393

90 Minutes

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