RRUFF Dog Park is located within Johnson-Springview Park and open every day for park-goers and their pets from dawn to dusk.
RRUFF Dog Park is the home for many dog training classes, including Canine Companions for Independence and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Its three distinct areas for small dogs, large dogs, and special needs dogs make it the ideal off-leash dog park for dogs to stretch their legs and socialize.
The dog park opened in late 2011 as the result of a joint effort between residents and the City. Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido (RRUFF) is a non-profit organization that raised funds to create the park. Its donations fenced off the dog park and added amenities like the concrete and artificial turf in the special needs dog area for wheelchair access and the dog-safe ground cover in the small and large dog areas.
RRUFF volunteers complete weekend clean-ups and do a thorough deep-cleaning of the park every quarter. The City maintains the park throughout the week and handles all repairs.
RRUFF received a $5,000 maintenance grant from PetSafe’s Bark for Your Park in 2018. This grant allowed the park to add more benches, refresh the ground cover, and make other improvements.
“We’ve known our community is incredibly family-focused and that has always included their four-legged family members too,” said Kevin Huntzinger, Rocklin Parks and Recreation director. “Working with RRUFF has been a great partnership that allows Rocklin to continue to support a healthy lifestyle for humans, as well as their dogs.”