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A. Dogs, except for service animals are not permitted in any of the City Parks under any conditions except as provided in Section 9.16.030; and except that the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission may designate certain defined areas within such parks or “dog parks” where dogs may be allowed on or off a leash. “Service animal” for purposes of this Chapter means an animal that is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The tasks may include, but are not limited to, guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, retrieving objects, or performing other special tasks. A service animal is not a pet or companion animal.

B. Animals shall not be allowed to run at large, and if found within the park limits, may be impounded.

C. No animals of any kind shall be allowed to enter any of the lakes, ponds, fountains, or streams.

D. Owners of dogs or other animals, damaging or destroying park property, will be held liable for the full value of the property damaged or destroyed, in addition to the penalty imposed for violation of this chapter.

E. Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter is subject to Section 1.08.020 of the Ashland Municipal Code. Any violation of this section is a Class IV violation. (Ord. 3137, amended, 2017; Ord. 3026, amended, 08/03/2010)