To help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all who utilize New Castle County Parklands, the New Castle County Police will be conducting strict enforcement of the Dog Off-Leash County Code Ordinance (No Warnings). Due to an increase in horse traffic, special emphasis will be placed on violations that occur in Carousel Park.
Sec. 4.02.001. – Licenses; restraint; impoundment; destruction; nuisances; enforcement generally.
Restraint and control of animals.
- All dogs shall be kept under restraint, as defined in Subsection A, at all times.
Any person convicted of a violation of Subsection C. shall pay a fine of at least the minimum fine for each offense as follows:
- For a violation of Subsection C.1, the penalty shall be a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the first offense, and a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for the second offense, and a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each subsequent offense.
All of New Castle County Bark Parks are still in operation and available for dogs to run off of lead.