The Horsham Dog Park (HDP) opened on Saturday, October 25, 2008. HDP is a 1.5-acre dog park providing a meeting place for people and their dogs both large and small.
The park consists of two fenced regions (small dogs under 30 pounds and all dogs). HDP is located at the end of the path to the left of the pond at Horsham’s Kohler Park.
Horsham Township donated the land for the creation of a dog park. HDP is funded through donations (i.e., fence maintenance, benches, playground mulch) and maintained by volunteers.
The Friends of Horsham Dog Park (FoHDP) is the group that coordinates the volunteers, maintenance and enhancement of the dog park. All funds raised by FoHDP go toward the maintenance and enhancement of the dog park. The HDP is a 501(c)(3) organization.
As a 501(c)(3) Horsham Dog Park relies on donations and volunteers. There is no annual membership fee to use the dog park; however, each community member is expected to care for the dog park and assist with the maintenance. The user community; not township taxpayers are responsible for the dog park. The dog park will remain open as long as the community maintains it, and respects the posted rules. 100% of all funds collected go toward the dog park’s maintenance and enhancement. Financial updates are provided during quarterly public meetings.
To provide safe and secure environments where owners may exercise and train their dogs off-leash, thus providing effective socialization opportunities for people and their dogs as well as enhancing positive interaction between dog owners and the community.
- To have an off-leash dog park in Horsham Township where well-behaved canines, their owners and friends can exercise in a clean, safe and fun environment.
- To raise the funds needed to maintain a community Dog Park so as to minimize the financial burden on the community.
- To provide a means of communication to ensure continued dog, owner and community recreation and education while promoting responsible dog ownership within our community.