In person: Permits may be processed Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please allow approximately 20 minutes to process your permit.
Fax: (513) 388-2494
Mail ($3 fee): Anderson Park District, 8249 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Why are permits required?
Owners and their dogs may use any of our parks, free of charge, as long as the dog is properly leashed. Many people, however, choose to pay a fee for an exclusive use facility where their dogs can run unleashed.
The Kellogg Park Dog Field has used no capital funding. Everything has been funded through the efforts of a group of interested citizens who petitioned for this facility. The Park District provided the land and will maintain it, but needs to fund its ongoing maintenance. Mutt Mitts alone, for all locations, cost the Park District roughly $7,000 (includes labor) per year.
Therefore, the APD has a permit process and assesses a fee for use of the facility. The purposes are to ensure that all dogs are properly vaccinated, that owners know and respect the rules governing use of the park, that enough money is available to properly maintain the park, and to add necessary amenities. Charging for exclusive use is in line with the Anderson Park District’s policy of Fees and Charges that was adopted in 1997. Simply stated, if a group wishes to reserve a facility or field for exclusive use, the group must pay for a permit that entitles them to exclusive use. The Kellogg Park Dog Field is reserved for permit holders and their dogs only. Since the taxes that Anderson Township residents pay help subsidize a portion of this use, resident discounts and non-resident fees are included in the Fees and Charges policy.