dog park rules AND REGULATIONS

DOG PARK RULES     by-laws:members     by-laws:officers     by-laws:misc. 


Rules and Regulations 

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when not in the fenced area.
  • For safety reasons, please remove pinch (prong) or spike collars from your dog prior to entering the park. A flat buckle collar is recommended.
  • ​​Children under 12 years of age are not permitted within the fenced areas (b/c not all dogs are socialized with children).
  • Owners must immediately bag and dispose of any waste left by their dogs.  If an owner continuously fails to do this, their membership will be revoked.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside of the fenced areas.
  • No food is permitted in the park, but dog treats are ok.
  • No glass containers are permitted inside of the park.
  • You are responsible for the actions of your dog; any injuries/damages caused by your dog are your responsibility.
  • You must supervise your dog at all times while at the park; if you need to leave the park for any reason, your dog needs to go with you or be watched by another member.
  • Park hours are from dawn to dusk every day of the week.
  • Puppies under the age of four months are not permitted in the park (b/c their vaccinations are not up-to-date until then).
  • A female dog in any stage of heat is not permitted in the park.
  • For the safety of you and your dog/s, we recommend that you dogs be fully vaccinated for distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis, and bordetella. Dogs with communicable diseases are NOT allowed on park premises.
  • Dogs should be parasite-free (internally and externally). We recommend that you have your dogs complete an annual fecal exam to test for internal parasites. It is also recommended that dogs be on a year-round heartworm and flea/tick preventative.
  • Any dog exhibiting aggressive behavior is to be immediately removed from the park.  If a dog continuously demonstrates aggressive behavior, that dog will no longer be permitted in the park.
  • A member who knowingly allows a dog into the dog park, whose owner is not a member, will risk having their membership revoked.
  • Bicycles, inline skates, roller skates, skateboards, strollers and all motorized vehicles are not permitted in the dog park.  However, wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, crutches and walkers are permitted.
  • Incidents should be reported to Tracy Walder, Director of Operations (dpagldoo@gmail.com or 765-490-7509).
  • If a criminal act has occurred or you are concerned about your safety, contact: 

            Lafayette Parks Security 765-807-1522 or 765-491-2679;

            Lafayette Police Department 765-807-1200 Non-Emergency;

            and911for EMERGENCIES


amended by-laWS: MEMBERS - THE DOG PARK ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LAFAYETTE, INC.

ARTICLE I - MEMBERS

SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES - The membership categories of the Dog Park Association of Greater Lafayette, Inc. (the "Corporation") and the relative qualifications, rights, privileges, limitations, and restrictions of each category are as follows:

  1. Full Memberships ("Full Member"). Full Members may use all of the Corporation's facilities, vote for members of the Board of Directors, as well as any other matters that require approval by Members, under the Indiana nonprofit Act of 1991, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or the Board of Directors. 
  2. Corporate Memberships ("Corporate Members"). Corporate Members may use all of he Corporation's facilities. However, Corporate Members may not vote for members of the Board of Directors, or any other matters that require approval by Members, under the Indiana nonprofit Act of 1991, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or the Board of Directors. 
  3. ​Temporary Memberships ("Temporary Members"). Temporary Members may use all of he Corporation's facilities for the length of their membership (typically one (1) day). However, Temporary Members may not vote for members of the Board of Directors, or any other matters that require approval by Members, under the Indiana nonprofit Act of 1991, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or the Board of Directors.

  4. Honorary Memberships ("Honorary Members"). The Board of Directors may nominate and appoint any person to be an Honorary Member. Honory Members may use all of he Corporation's facilities. However, Honorary Members may not vote for members of the Board of Directors, or any other matters that require approval by Members, under the Indiana nonprofit Act of 1991, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP TERMS - Each Full, Corporate, and Honorary Membership will be for an indefinite number of one (1) year terms ("Term"). The Term will renew upon payment of membership dues, unless a Member is suspended, expelled, or resigns. The Term of each Full, Corporate, and Honorary Membership will commence on the day that the Membership is approved and continues for an additional 365-day period. Each Temporary Membership will be for a one (1) day term. 


SECTION 3. MEMBERSHIP DUES and CHARGES - The Board of Directors will set the dues for the members from prior to the end of the membership year on June 30. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion and on conditions specified by it, suspend, waive or change the payment of dues and any other fees or charges by any Member. Membership dues will be billed on an annual basis and will be payable annually.


SECTION 4. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION - All Full, Corporate, and Honorary applications for membership will be made in writing. Applications will be submitted to the Board of Directors. The Director of Operations will consider these applications at a time and in a manner determined by the Board of Directors. The Director of Operations will present questionable applications to the Board of Directors at the next scheduled board meeting or via e-mail. The Board of Directors will vote to reject an application and the Board Secretary will submit an explanation in writing to the rejected applicant within 30 days of the decision. An application, which has been rejected, may not be re-submitted until after the passage of one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the Board of Directors' vote.

SECTION 5. MEMBERSHIP RESIGNATION - A Member must provide the Board of Directors with written notice of the Member's resignation from the Corporation. The Board of Directors may set a termination fee and conditions from time to time. Membership fees are non-refundable, buy may be placed in a restricted account upon the request of the resigning Member.

SECTION 6. MEMBERSHIP REINSTATEMENT - A former Member who has resigned his/her membership may apply to the Board of Directors for reinstatement. The Board of Directors will set the fees, terms, and conditions for such reinstatement from time to time.

SECTION 7. SUSPENSION and EXPULSION of MEMBERS - The Board of Directors will have the power to suspend and expel, temporarily or permanently, and Member whose conduct has been reported as detrimental to the best interest of the Corporation (either at the Park, the Corporation's premises, or in the community). The Board of Directors will give such Member five (5) days prior written notice of its regular or special meeting where the Board of Directors will consider the suspension and/or expulsion. The Member will have the opportunity to appear and be heard at that meeting in regard to the suspension and/or expulsion.

SECTION 8. ANNUAL MEETING of the MEMBERS - The annual meeting of Members for election of Directors, receiving officers' reports and the transaction of any other lawful business will be held within five (5) months after the close of the fiscal year, at a time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors. All Members will receive notice of such annual meeting.


SECTION 9. SPECIAL MEETINGS - Special meetings of the Members may be held on the call of (a) the President, (b) a majority of the Board of Directors, or (c) upon written request of not less than five percent (5%) of the voting Members.


SECTION 10. MEETING LOCATION - Each meeting of Member, annual or special, will be held at such place, within Tippecanoe County, Indiana, as may be specified in the notice of such meeting.


SECTION 11. MEETING NOTICE - Notice of the annual meeting of the Members will be mailed to the Members entitled to vote at their respective addresses  as shown on the records of the Corporation at least ten (10) days before such meeting. Notice of all special meetings of the Members will be mailed to hte Members at least ten (10) days before any such meeting, and such notice will state the purposes of the meeting. Notice of any such meeting may be waived in writing by any member if the waiver sets forth in reasonable detail the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called and the time and place thereof. Attendance at any meeting, in person or by proxy, shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting.


SECTION 12. MEETING QUORUM - At any meeting of the Members, a quorum will consist of at least ten percent (10%) of the voting Members but a lesser amount may meet and adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum is secured for the relevant meeting.


SECTION 13. VOTING - Full Members are entitled to vote on the election of individuals to the Board of Directors as well as nay other matters that require approval by Members, under the Act, the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, of the Board of Directors; however, that:

  1. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, each such Member will vote in person and not by proxy;
  2. Mail-in or hand-delivered written ballots will be allowed on certain issues as specified and permitted by the Board of Directors;
  3. Any individual who has signed the hold harmless agreement within a particular membership can cast a vote; and 
  4. No such Member whose dues, fees, or other charges remain unpaid for a period of sixty (60) days preceding the date of the meeting will be entitled to vote at such meeting.


AMENDED BY-LAWS: OFFICERS- THE DOG PARK ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LAFAYETTE, INC.

ARTICLE III - OFFICERS

SECTION 1. OFFICERS and QUALIFICATIONS - The officers of the Corporation shall consist of a President, Vice President(s), a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Each officer of the Corporation shall be a member of the Board of Directors of he Corporation.


SECTION 2. TERMS of OFFICE - Each officer of the Corporation shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at its annual meeting and shall hold office for a term of one (1) year and until a successor is duly elected and qualified.


SECTION 3. VACANCIES - Whenever any vacancies shall occur in any of the officers of the Corporation for any reason, the same may be filled by the Board of Directors at any meeting thereof, and any officer so elected shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors and until a successor is duly elected and qualified.


SECTION 4. REMOVAL -  Any officer of the Corporation may be removed, with or without cause, by the Board of Directors.


SECTION 5. PRESIDENT - The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors, shall manage and supervise all the affairs and personnel of the Corporation, discharge all the usual functions of the chief executive officer of a corporation, and shall have such other powers and duties as these By-Laws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.


SECTION 6. VICE PRESIDENT(S) - The vice president(s) shall attend all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors and shall assist the president in managing and supervising all the affairs and personnel of the Corporation, discharge all the usual functions of a vice president of a corporation, and shall have such other powers and duties as these By-Laws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.


SECTION 7. SECRETARY - The secretary shall attend all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors, and keep or cause to be kept, a true and complete record of the proceedings of such meetings, and shall perform a like duty, when required, for all committees appointed by the Board of Directors. If required, the secretary shall attest the execution by the Corporation of deeds, leases, agreements, and other official documents and shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the Corporation required by these By-Laws, shall have custody of the books (except books of account) and records of the Corporation, and in general shall perform all duties pertaining to the office of secretary and such other duties as these By-Laws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.


SECTION 8. TREASURER - The treasurer shall keep correct and complete records of account, showing accurately at all times the financial condition of the Corporation. The treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds, notes, securities and other valuables which may from time to time come into the possession of the Corporation and shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, all funds of the Corporation with such depositaries as the Board of Directors shall designate. The treasurer shall in general perform all duties pertaining to the office of secretary and such other duties as these By-Laws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.


SECTION 9. ASSISTANT OFFICERS - The Board of Directors may from time to time name persons to serve as assistant officers. Assistant officers shall have such powers and duties as the Board of Directors prescribes.


SECTION 10. DELEGATION of AUTHORITY - In the case of the absence or incapacity of any officer, or for any other reason that the Board of Directors may deem sufficient, the Board of Directors may delegate any or all of the duties or powers of such officer to any other officer or to any director or to any other person.


AMENDED BY-LAWS: MISCELLANEOUS - THE DOG PARK ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LAFAYETTE, INC.

ARTICLE IV - MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 1. CORPORATE SEAL - The Corporation has no seal. 


SECTION 2. EXECUTION of CONTRACTS and OTHER DOCUMENTS - Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, all written contracts and other documents to be entered into by the Corporation shall be executed on behalf of the Corporaton by the President of the Corporation. 


SECTION 3. COMPLIANCE with SECTION 501 - The Corporation shall at all times comply with the requirements of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and related sections thereof (or any subsequent federal tax law) and all applicable regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service thereunder with respect to tax-exempt organizations. 


SECTION 4. CORPORATE INDEMNIFICATION - To the extent not inconsistent with the law of the State of Indiana, every person (and the heirs and personal representatives of such person) who is or was a director or officer of the Corporation shall be indemnified by the Corporation as provided in the Act.