Dog Park opening celebration August 8

Join the volunteers and their four-legged friends in celebrating the opening of the North Branch Off Leash Dog Park located at Checkerboard County Park, Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 7-9 p.m. The park is located four miles east of North Branch, just off of Hwy. 95 at 38990 Keystone Avenue.

Local dog-friendly businesses will be there to help celebrate along with microchipping by Northwoods Humane Society and a Photo Booth fundraiser for the dog park.

The celebration will include door prizes and agility demonstrations.

Dog Park rules posted on site include:  Dogs must be social, under owners control, current on vaccinations, and females cannot be in heat.

Dog Parks–What Are They?

An “off leash area” means any area designated by a governing body within which dogs, under the effective control of their owners, keepers or guardians, may be off leash.

Off leash dog areas:

Provide an opportunity for dogs to exercise and socialize;

Vary in size and characteristics and have different terrains;

Have amenities that make it clear that dogs are invited, not just permitted;

May include pathways, benches or picnic tables.

For more information see Facebook North Branch Dog Park @ Checkerboard or e-mail

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