Talk:Tag:leisure=dog park

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So, how exactly do we tag a leisure=park that has an area for off-leash dogs, or is entirely off-leash, but is definitely not a leisure=dog_park? Many of the parks around here allow dogs off-leash, but they are definitely primarily a leisure=park for humans.--Alester 17:11, 23 November 2011 (UTC) Juste add dog=leashed or dog=yes -Yod4z (talk)

how to tag a little park where you can fix your dog or where your dog can do feces?

in some place you can found a little place with little wall and a pilon on the center where you can attach your dog for it doing feces. may i use this tag ? -Yod4z 17:56, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


"amenity=drinking_water"+"dog=yes" is widely used for dog water. Brycenesbitt (talk) 15:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

  • It seems poor tagging if such water is unavailable for humans Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 15:09, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

too wide definition?

"designated area, with or without a fenced boundary, where dog-owners are permitted to exercise their pets unrestrained" seems to be too wide - see for example forest described in - is it intended effect? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 15:11, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

The definition does say "designated area". So I would say mapping a "regular" park (or forest in the example you give) as a "dog park" simply because dogs are allowed is misusing this tag. Instead the park (or forest) should have the tag dog=yes added to it. Perhaps that could be made clearer in the description. Casey boy (talk) 10:53, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
I've updated the introduction to (hopefully) make it clearer about when this tag can be used (and when dog=* should be used instead).Casey boy (talk) 11:06, 14 April 2021 (UTC)


Dog parks often signpost restrictions on dogs or their owners. Some of these restrictions have been tagged using tags that are more commonly used in other contexts, but if we aren't careful, there could be ambiguity where some mappers consider the restrictions on dogs to be the main restrictions and others consider the restrictions on owners to be the main restrictions.

For example, it seems pretty straightforward to translate these signs into tags:

But what about this sign that places restrictions on both the dog and the owner?

  • Puppies younger than 6 months or animals less than 20 kg, regardless of age, are allowed.
  • Unaccompanied minors less than 14 years old are not allowed.

Should the dog park be tagged like this?

Or should it be tagged like this?

 – Minh Nguyễn 💬 19:52, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

I say the latter. The default subject should be human, and this avoids general incompatability (since humans have greater age and weight). -- Kovposch (talk) 15:11, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I added these examples to the article, modified to reflect the preference for human restrictions. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 18:38, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
Well it only me. But also, dog=* should be more recognized than a potential pet "owner" key. -- Kovposch (talk) 22:03, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Dog beach

Example 2 on this Wiki page is of a dog beach. Are dog beaches actually included in this tag? Although they fit the criteria of "a designated area, with or without a fenced boundary, where dog-owners are permitted to exercise their pets unrestrained", they clearly are not a park. The suggested and example rendering would also look a little odd for a beach! Should dog beaches instead be mapped as beaches with dog=yes (or maybe dog=designated)? Casey boy (talk) 10:43, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Can a park not include a beach? A natural=beach is also different from a leisure=beach_resort, inside of which can have many facilities. --- Kovposch (talk) 15:45, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
Sure, but a natural=beach will not contain a park. It therefore seems odd to tag a section of beach as a dog "park" and for it to be rendered as a park. I know this will vary globally, but in the UK, we don't have "dog beaches" as such. Instead we have beaches where dogs are allowed (i.e. dog friendly beaches) and these are better tagged with the dog=* access tag. Casey boy (talk) 16:19, 14 April 2021 (UTC)