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.   SIGN UP WITH THE PARK DISTRICT FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS.

December 26, 2014

The Phoenix Dog Park is now open.  We hope you and your four legged friends get to enjoy the park soon! 

As a reminder the park will periodically close throughout the winter and spring when conditions become too wet.  This is done to help preserve the grass for year round enjoyment.  Notifications will be sent out to inform you of any such closures. 

Request E-Mail notifications from the Park District regarding dog park closures at:

Fair Oaks Recreational Park District

Saturday, March 21st - "It's My Park Day" Event

Dog Park Closure - All Day

"It's My Park Day" is an annual event where the community comes together and works alongside Park District Staff to improve and enhance the parks we all love and enjoy.  Phoenix Park was selected as this year's location for the event and one of the areas we are looking to enhance is the Dog Park.  Depending on the number of volunteers, the following projects are "on the front burner: mounting new poop-bag dispensers, basic clean up of poop and debris, painting the shade structures, cleaning benches, and clearing grass from between the small cement pavers at the entrances and around watering areas.

 We would love to have you out there on Saturday March 21st from the hours of 8am-11am with a free appreciation BBQ following.  Free t-shirts will also be made available if we know in advance that you are coming.  If you're able to help with this event, please email the Fair Oaks Responsible Dog Owners Group (FORDOG) at
Please note the Dog Park will be closed all day on March 21st except to volunteers.

Saturday, March 28th - Kathy Jones Memorial Walk Path Dedication Ceremony

Dog Park Closure- 6am-12pm (noon)

Many of you have probably seen the newly completed paths that connect the walking routes around Phoenix Park.  This walking path was completed by funds donated in memory of Kathy Jones. Kathy walked the park daily and was an advocate of connecting the paths for park users to have a safe place to walk.  Kathy Jones identified this project and has raised funds for the path since she was the Honorary Mayor of Fair Oaks in 2012. 

ON-GOING: Thursday Maintenance Closures

Dog Park Closure - Thursdays for maintenance

Starting Thursday April 2nd the Dog Park open hours on Thursdays will change.

        During Daylight Savings months (spring/summer) the dog park will be open 5pm-dusk on Thursdays.

        During Standard Time months (fall/winter) the park will be closed all day on Thursdays. The Thursday closure times will allow time for staff to complete regular maintenance on the dog park.

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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