Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.

Memberships are available for terms of one month to one year:

  • 1 Year Membership: $150
  • 9 Month Membership: $120
  • 6 Month Membership: $100
  • 3 Month Membership: $75
  • 1 Month Membership: $40
  • Multiple dogs from the same household: second dog is half price, third dog is one third price
  • Day Pass: $5

All memberships require an additional $10 refundable deposit for every key FOB issued.

All dogs are required to pre-register.

Proof of current rabies, bordatella, and distemper/parvo vaccinations required.

All owners are required to read and agree to the rules of the park (see below.)

Members may visit the park any time from dawn until dusk, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Dog Park Rules:

  • Canine and human members and visitors are expected to behave with common courtesy and respect for the property as well as the other park users.
  • Owners must stay with their dogs as they move around the park. Owners are expected to control their dogs, and to encourage and supervise them as they move around the park.
  • Dogs are expected to have basic obedience training and respond to voice commands.
  • All park dogs must be evaluated and approved to use the park. If you get a new dog, obtain a foster dog, or are pet sitting a dog, they must be evaluated, have proof of vaccinations, and obtain a day pass before they are permitted to enter the park.
  • Dogs that are exhibiting symptoms of an illness or injury are not permitted into the park.
  • Owners will assume responsibility and liability for the actions and behaviors of their dogs at all times, including loss, damage or injury of any kind sustained by any human or dog while using Royal Acres Country Club.
  • No choke or prong collars are allowed in the park. They can snag on trees, fences, furniture, as well as another dog's mouth.
  • Please clean up after your dog. The necessary supplies are provided for you.
  • Puppies must be four months old and have completed puppy shots.
  • No female dogs in season are allowed in the park.
  • No children under 10 years old (and no running or chasing by older children.)
  • Vaccinations for rabies, bordetella, and distemper/parvo must be current (please provide the office with the updated records throughout the year.)
  • Dogs should receive year-round heart worm and flea prevention treatment.
  • Maximum 3 dogs per owner/handler at one time.
  • Excessive barking and fence fighting must be discouraged.
  • No digging allowed in the park or along the fencing. Owners must try to fill in any holes their dogs may dig.
  • No “people food,” smoking, or glass containers allowed in the park.
  • No food in bowls or long lasting chews for dogs--small bite-sized training treats are ok for your dog only.
  • Please keep treats in a sealed plastic bag, and be discreet when dispensing them. Do not “share” treats with other dogs without owner’s permission.
  • Frisbees, balls, and retrieval toys are allowed and encouraged, but be prepared to “share” with other park visitors (Please don’t bring “favorite” toys as they may be misplaced/lost within the park.)
  • Dogs must be off leash inside the park, but owners must carry the leash.
  • If it is necessary to leash your dog due to a behavior problem, please exit the park promptly. 
  • Dogs must be on leash outside the park for their safety.
  • Maximum number of dogs allowed in the park at one time: 20 dogs on week days and 40 on weekends.
  • Have fun!

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