JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — An area where owners can let their dogs off-leash is opening May 1 in James City County.
County officials said in a news release the area will be a largely unfenced, 150 feet by 300 feet spot within Jamestown Beach Event Park. It will be marked at the corners by fencing.
Dogs can only be off-leash for up to 8 feet outside of this area, the release said.
The county’s Board of Supervisors amended the code in March to allow for off-leash areas for dogs to be established in designated areas within county parks.
The parks and recreation department is conducting a trial program with this first area before deciding whether to consider any kind of expansion.
The new area will be open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset, but will be closed during special events.