FORDOG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting Phoenix Dog Park, Fair Oaks, CA and all contributions are tax deductible.
Send a tax deductible donation on-line by PAYPAL or Credit Card, or send a check payable to FORDOG to the address below:

      c/o:  FORDOG
     8863 Greenback Ln., #114
     Orangevale, CA  95662

FORDOG is a community partner with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District.   
Park hours:   7 a.m. to sundown.   For emergencie:   Call 911;   General Park Information:  916-966-1036;   Maintenance Emergencies:  916-240-3651

During the rainy season, the dog park may be closed without notice, to protect the turf from excessive damage. You may call 916-966-1011 (ext. 23) for a recorded message about the status of the dog park or link to the Park District's FIELD CLOSURE UPDATES   or  SIGN UP FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS.
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The Phoenix Dog Park will be closing for construction of a walking path and for winter maintenance beginning Monday November 3rd with a projected re-opening date of December 12th.  The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District will be posting signs this week and sending an email notification to everyone on  their email list, notifying them of the closure.  

Fair Oaks Responsible Dog Owners (FORDOG) is also reaching out to those of you on our email list in an effort to ensure the word gets out to as many dog park users as possible. For this reason, some of you may get duplicate emails notifying you of the dog park closure. We hope you will forgive that inconvenience and please feel free to forward the emails, and/or share this information with anyone you know who uses the dog park and may not otherwise be aware.  . 

FORDOG acknowledges that dog park closures can be frustrating to those of us who use the dog park regularly and have come to rely on its availability to keep our pups and ourselves happy and healthy.  But we also recognize that the Phoenix Dog Park is a very heavily used park with ongoing maintenance and upkeep challenges. The park was built on soil that is mostly clay and rock - good for native oaks and grasses but not much else!  This makes growing and maintaining healthy turf difficult and all but ensures we will have ongoing drainage problems.  In addition, the park's watering system is aging and subject to regular and costly vandalism by humans.  As such, yearly closures for reseeding and major maintenance have become a fact of life.

The Park District will be using the closure period to rototil and reseed areas of the dog park as needed.  They will also be doing major maintenance and repair of portions of the irrigation system.  And finally, they will be constructing the long planned for Walk Path Project at Phoenix Park.  Their plan is to reopen the dog park as soon as the reseeded turf has taken hold and conditions are suitable for use by dogs and their owners.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during the park closure.  And we thank the Park District staff for their commitment to maintaining and addressing the many ongoing challenges presented to them at this very popular dog park. 

And finally, for those of us whose pups are NOT going to understand why they can't go to the dog park right now, here is a link to the Sacramento SPCA website list of addresses for dog parks in the greater Sacramento area: 



The FORDOG Board

[The Phoenix Dog Park will remain closed a little longer than anticipated.  We are striving to re-open the park on December 22nd pending weather and progress on the construction of the Walk Path Project.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make improvements to the park.  A notice will be sent out as soon as we can re-open the park.]

Fair Oaks Recreational Park District

Send us your E-Mail Address.   FORDOG keeps their mailings to a minimum, but it's a great way to let our Dog Park users know quickly if we need assistance such as donated bags, tennis balls, or if we need volunteers for a K9 event.   FORDOG never gives out anyone's address. We consider that private information. 

Please send your E-Mail address to FORDOG95628@GMail.Com or  E-Mail us if you have any questions about the Dog Park. 

Thanking you in advance for your support.


The Phoenix Dog Park has been a very successful community project since its inception in 2002. We are establishing an excellant reputation in the neighborhood as a well-run facility that is an asset to the community.

The Dog Park was originally created as a "Test Case" with the Park District in 2001 and has proven so successful that the Park District included a new dog park in their 5-year Phoenix Park improvement plans. This new park was officially opened for business on October 22, 2006.

The FORDOG Steering Committee would like to thank all of the responsible dog owners (our "membership") who have helped keep our Dog Park safe and clean. We would also like to thank the many of you who have generously contributed to the support of Phoenix Dog Park in so many ways.


FORDOG ( Fair Oaks Responsible Dog Owners Group) is a volunteer organization of dog owners who support the off-leash facility at Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks, California .  Our primary purpose is to work with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District  to ensure the success of this dog park.  We also support activities and organizations that promote the health, welfare and sociability of dogs in our community.  To achieve these goals, we:

Provide input and support for Fair Oaks Dog Park.
Provide volunteers to help maintain and keep up the dog park.
Engage in fundraising activities to enhance dog park utility.

"It takes a village to raise a dog."

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