Park Regulations
Charlottesville Va Parks and Grounds
Please be considerate of our parks.  Cleaning up after your dog and picking up litter are simple examples of how you can keep our parks suitable for all visitors.  Please enjoy them and visit them often.

Park Hours
   6am to 9pm for the following parks: Azalea, Belmont, Fifeville, Forest Hills, Greenbrier, Greenleaf, Jackson, Jordan, McGuffey, Meade, Meadowcreek, Northeast, Quarry, Riverview and Rives.

   6am to 11pm for Lee Park and Crow and Smith Recreation Centers.

   6am to 10pm for Tonsler and Washington Parks.

   6am to 10pm for the Downtown Amphitheater and McIntire and Pen Parks, unless attending an activity sponsored by the City's Recreation and Leisure Services or another community event.

Dogs and Leashes
Dogs shall be kept on leash and under control in all schoolgrounds, including Meadow Creek Golf Course, and on the pedestrian Downtown Mall and on all side streets between Water Street and Market Street which adjoin the Downtown Mall.  Also, as of January, 2002, dogs must be on leash and under control in all city parks with the following exceptions: inside the fenced off-leash dog area at Azalea Park and on designated portions of the Rivanna Greenbelt Trail only on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. This time-sharing option is being conducted on a trial basis through June, 2002; successful compliance with this by dog owners will determine if the policy continues.  Failure to do so can result in conviction of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

Darden Towe Park resides in the County and is subject to county regulations; dogs must be on leash and under control in the park with the exception of inside the new fenced off-leash area located about 200 feet east of the picnic shelter.

Dog feces shall be removed and disposed of in a sanitary manner in all parks, the Meadow Creek Golf Course, the pedestrian Downtown Mall, including the Amphitheater, all maintained public school property and the Albemarle County Court House and Albemarle County office building.  Failure to do so can result in conviction of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

Read the text of Charlottesville's Municipal City Code.

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Revised 1/13/02 by Stowe Keller


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