Park Rules

Common Grounds Dog Park Committee

Safe, Clean, & Friendly For All​

We ask that you help keep our community dog parks safe, clean and friendly for all. Kindly review the following information and help everyone enjoy their time at our community dog parks. 

Together, our dog parks can remain an amazing place for pet families.


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Clean Up

We provide “waste stations” to help maintain a clean place for everyone to enjoy.

We like to say, “Clean one of yours, and one of theirs.” If we all follow this, our dog parks will remain a beautiful place for all to enjoy.

Thank you for keeping our parks clean.

Conflicts Among Dogs

Sometimes, aggression between dogs occurs. In the event of such an incident, please immediately separate the dogs into separate play areas.

​If an injury occurs or persistent conflicts take place, the Gering or Scottsbluff Police Department can be contacted.

​Thank you for helping us keep the park incident free.

Kennel Cough

If you know your dog has Kennel Cough, please cease entering the dog park until your vet clears your dog for socializing.

Signs of Kennel Cough: If your dog is hacking or constantly making noises that make it sound like they are choking on something, they may have a case of kennel cough, or canine infectious tracheobronchitis.

Although kennel cough can sound terrible, most of the time it is not a serious condition, and most dogs will recover without treatment.

Dogs "catch" Kennel Cough when they inhale bacteria or virus particles into their respiratory tract. This tract is normally lined with a coating of mucus that traps infectious particles, but there are a number of factors that can weaken this protection and make dogs prone to kennel cough infection, which results in inflammation of the larynx, (voice box) and trachea (windpipe).

​Please be thoughtful of the other dogs enjoying the park and don't pass Kennel Cough.

ASPCA Poison Control

If you think your dog came into contact with a poisonous substance, contact the ASPCA Poison Control at (888) 426-4435.