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Parks & Recreation temporarily closes Capital Park to dogs due to excessive poop

June 24, 2020 – News

To maintain health and safety standards for animals and humans, the City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Department is closing Capital Park to dogs for five days due to excessive dog waste. Violations will be reported to Animal Control.

Parks & Recreation will continue to close other areas to dogs if the problem persists. Dog waste does not biodegrade like wild animal waste; it sticks around a long time. Dog waste also contains harmful bacteria, pollutes groundwater, and has an unpleasant odor.

Areas previously closed to dogs – Dimond Park, Melvin Park field #2, North Franklin Parking Lot grassy area, and the small area of land located at the top of Gold Street – have since opened.

Help keep parks and trails free of poop by picking up your pet’s waste and disposing of it properly. Please bring your own bags on dog outings, though bags are also provided at most CBJ trailheads and parks if you forget.

For more information, contact Park Maintenance at 364-2800.