Dog Park Mount Joy is an off-leash park where dogs can play, exercise, and socialize with other dogs. Be sure to register your dog, donate a few dollars, and volunteer to be part of this special project!
Dog Park Mount Joy is now open from sunrise to sunset daily.
In 2012, Dog Park Mount Joy (DPMJ) was still just a pipe dream shared by a handful of local dog lovers who yearned for a convenient off-leash option where their dogs could run free with friends. Hard work and persistence paid off when, many fund-raisers later, supported with a matching grant from the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, the gates opened on November 1, 2016. While DPMJ is situated on three acres of the existing Rapho Community Park, it is a separate entity, built and maintained 100% with membership dues, corporate donations of time, talent and materials, continued fundraising and zero tax dollars. A prime example of a public-private partnership, DPMJ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to service dogs of all kinds.
Divided into large and small dog sections, members enjoy dawn to dusk access with secured swipe cards that are reactivated on a rolling 12-month cycle. The annual fee to join DPMJ is just $50 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog per family.