Elings Park Dog Owners Group – EPDOG
EPDOG Membership includes year-round, off-leash dog access to our 230 acres of beautiful land and open park space. EPDOG Members are welcome to explore any part of the park that is not booked by a special event.
We are delighted to offer you the largest and most beautiful off-leash dog park in America!
Elings Park is an independent non-profit park operated with no government funding. We are dependent on public support through program fees (like EPDOG membership) or tax-deductible donations.
Elings Park Dog Owner Group, EPDOG, is a partnership between dog owners and Elings Park, creating a membership program for the privilege of enjoying an off-leash dog park.
New Members: $125/year per dog
Returning Members: $100/year per dog
EPDOG Special: Sign up two dogs and get the third dog for FREE!!! (All dogs must belong to the same owner.)
Please register or renew in person at the Elings Park administrative office. If you are unable to stop by during office hours, please download the membership application, complete and mail with payment to:
1298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
For more information, comments or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elings Park’s administrative office at (805) 569-5611.
Code of Conduct
- Maintain control of your dog(s), on-leash and off, you are responsible for your dogs’ actions at all times.
- All dogs must have a current EPDOG tag attached to their collar when on Park grounds.
- Follow all posted instructions, as well as all verbal requests by staff regarding Park use.
- Please respect our special events & weddings. And avoid areas that are posted “RESERVED”.
- Please clean up after your pet everywhere in the Park. Mutt Mitts are provided for your convenience.
- Prevent dogs from digging or otherwise damaging Park property.
- Please stay off wet playing fields and obey “Field Closed” signs.
- Exert extra care in Godric Grove and Singleton Pavilion; these areas are often reserved for special events and weddings.
- Have one leash per dog in hand at all times (even when off-leash) to insure the safety of your pet.
- Keep dogs on-leash in all parking lots and roads and do not allow dogs to run alongside vehicles.
- Overly aggressive dogs, dogs in heat, or dogs with any illness are not permitted in the Park at any time.
- For the safety of your pet and as a courtesy to other park users, stay off the playing fields while organized practice or play is in progress, and remove dogs from playing fields as soon as organized use begins.
- Dogs should always remain away from picnic sites and playgrounds when being used for an event.
- Please keep dogs away from Park maintenance crews and any maintenance operations.
- Prevent dogs from playing in planters, wildflower areas and hillsides, particularly the Veterans’ Memorial hillside as hillsides are prone to erosion.
- All dog bites/attacks on humans will be reported to animal control and will result in immediate expulsion from the park.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did you know?
Elings Park is an independent non-profit park operated with no government funding, we are dependent on public support through program fees (like EPDOG membership) or tax-deductible donations. The EPDOG membership fee helps offset the cost of maintenance, supplies and administrative costs associated with the off-leash program.You can help us keep costs down. Here’s how you can help:
- Always pick up after your pet – everywhere in the park
- Conserve mutt mitts – take only what you need for the job
- Help us educate non-members
Q: What should I do in the event of a dog attack?
Dog will be dogs and sometimes they play rough, but aggression beyond normal dog behavior should be reported in the appropriate manner. You are strongly encouraged to report a dog attack/bite on another dog to Animal Control. All dog bites/attacks on humans will be reported by Elings Park to Animal Control and will result in immediate expulsion from the park.
If your dog is involved in a dog attack, please follow these steps:
- Exchange information with the other dog owner, much like you would in a “fender bender” (owner name, dog name, dog tag #, telephone # and email address).
- If you believe that your incident requires intervention you may file an Incident Report with the Park office.
- All Incident Reports are brought before the EPDOG Advisory Board (comprised of current EPDOG members) for a recommendation to the Park.
Q: Why is it so important to pick up after my pet?
Park maintenance staff have considerable duties to perform in upkeep of our lovely park. They can work more efficiently in performing their duties if you do your part in picking up after your pet.
Q: Where can my dog get a fresh drink of water?
Dog bowls can be found by the soccer and softball bathrooms. There is a doggie drinking fountain located between ball fields 2 and 3.
Q: Where can I walk when a field or venue is closed or booked for another activity?
If your regular spot isn’t available, take the opportunity to explore another area of our 230-acre park! There is a lovely stretch of lawn behind the ball fields that is designated for dog play and miles of hiking trails that weave through South Park with breathtaking views of the city and ocean!
Q: Are dogs ever banned from the park?
Dogs, like humans, come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments and the park is open to all. When we have an incident that requires intervention, the EPDOG Advisory Board will provide a recommendation and staff will follow up accordingly.