Elings Park Dog Owners Group (EPDOG)
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. 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 for a special event and enjoy complimentary parking on weekends.
All dogs must have an EPDOG membership to be inside Elings Park.
2021 Membership Program is available for purchase at the Park office starting November 2, 2020. Please note the days/times for purchasing:
Monday January 18, 2021, 9am-12pm – Weather Permitting
Friday January 22, 2021, 12pm-3pm – Weather Permitting
More dates/times to be announced.
MUST BRING TO PURCHASE Membership:
-Wear Face Covering, per Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Order No. 2020-12.14
-Completed 2021 EPDOG Application
-Bring PROOF of current SB City or County Pet License and Expiration Date-MUST bring the Dog’s License & Expiration Date to purchase a membership, No Exceptions!
-Payment by Credit Card or Check Only, checks payable to Elings Park
PLEASE make sure to have all of these items before coming to purchase your membership. We won’t run out of memberships!
Please bring valid proof of city or county license for your dog, without it we cannot issue a membership.
Annual Membership fee $135.00 per dog.
Cost: $135/year per dog
Memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31. We do not prorate membership fees.
**Proof of current City or County of Santa Barbara Pet License Number is required for all EPDOG Memberships.**
We are delighted to offer you the 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 memberships) or tax-deductible donations.
For more information, comments or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
- Maintain control of your dog(s), on-leash and off, you are responsible for your dogs’ actions and behavior 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. Avoid areas that are posted “RESERVED” or have events in-progress.
- 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 ensure the safety of your pet.
- Keep dogs on-leash in all parking lots, sidewalks 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.
- Limit of three dogs per person
- If your dog is currently subject to a restrictive order issued by an Animal Control Department we must know on your application
- We reserve the right to revoke memberships or membership privileges if any rules of conduct are broken
- The following behavior will not be tolerated and will be grounds for cancellation of membership with no refund: (A) abusive display of temper, (B) loud, abusive, or threatening language, (C) profanity, (D) obscene language or gestures, (E) object throwing, (F) behavior that could jeopardize the safety of a person /dog or cause damage to property.
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
What should I do in the event of a dog attack?
Dogs 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.
Why is it so important to pick up after my pet?
Park maintenance and staff have considerable duties to perform in the 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. We provide Mutt Mitts for your convenience with dispensers located throughout the park, as well as trash cans to dispose of your trash.
Where can my dog get a fresh drink of water?
Dog water fountains can be found at the entrance of the soccer fields, at the Floyd’s Memorial by the soccer field bathrooms, at the softball fields and at Singleton Pavilion and Godric Grove bathrooms.
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!
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 Park staff will follow up accordingly. All dog bites/attacks on humans will be reported to animal control and will result in immediate expulsion from the park.