2 Single-Dog Play Areas at Softball Complex
In 2010, Run Dog Run constructed two single-dog play areas with the support of donors and Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply. Dogs that don't do well in traditional dog parks can exercise and bond with their owners without distractions. We maintain these play areas including the 4 dog waste stations there.
Scoop the Poop Events
Picking up dog waste may not sound like a thrilling way to spend a Saturday, but Bozeman dog owners have shown up in droves to help us clean up popular dog recreation areas like Peets Hill, Snowfill Park and the East Gallatin Recreation area. Not only do we remove a significant amount of dog waste, the publicity these events generate helps spread the word about this important issue.
Future Dog Parks
Run Dog Run is working with the city of Bozeman and area non-profits to fund and construct off-leash dog parks at the Story Mill Community Park as well as the Sports Fields at Flanders Mill and Baxter Ave. We believe that providing safe, sanctioned and dedicated space for Bozeman area dog owners will help reduce conflicts between user groups and will encourage all dog owner to provide their pets with the exercise they need each day.
West Paw Play Area at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
In 2012, we constructed a 150-foot by 90-foot play area at Heart of the Valley Animal Shleter thanks in large part to a generous donation from West Paw Design. This play area is well-used for obedience practice, play groups, doggie get-togethers and training sessions. It's open to the public on a year-round basis.
Rocky Creek Farm Dog Park
In August, 2014, Run Dog Run announced the opening of a 2-acre off-leash dog park at Rocky Creek Farm - of Frontage Road on Bozeman's east side. Through the courtesy of property owner Pete Fay and a generous contribution from West Paw Design, Bozeman dog owners now have a woderful, fully-fenced play area for well-socialized dogs. This facility is a more rustic experience than typical dog parks and has lower, wildlife-friendly fencing.
Gallatin Regional Park Waste Stations (Oak and Davis)
Gallatin Regional Park is one of the area's most popular off-leash dog parks, but the facility had no permanent dog waste stations, which created a significant dog pollution issue as well as user group conflict. Run Dog Run installed 5 waste stations and has agreed to maintain them. It is estimated that 40,000+ dog waste bags will be used each year here. Run Dog Run volunteers service the waste stations twice a week.
Bozeman Pond Park
Construction has begun on a 3-acre, fully-fenced dog park on the north side of this new addition to Bozeman Pond Park, just east of Fowler Ave. It will feature a separate play area for small dogs and puppies, a shade pavilion, a doggie fountain and plenty of room for dogs to run! This park will serve the fastest-growing part of Bozeman, where lot sizes don't often provide sufficient space to exercise an active dog.
Gallatin Regional Park
The 100-acre park at Oak and Davis has become Bozeman's most popular recreation destination for dogs and their owners.In partnership with Gallatin County, we are constructing Montana's Best Off-Leash Facility. It will include a 13-acre fenced park, water features, a doggie beach and dock-diving area as well as group play areas and doggie meet-up zones. We have broken ground and are currently fundraising for this project.