The off-leash area is open to all dog owners who register their dog(s) and pay the applicable annual registration fee. You must be the owner of the dog(s) and at least 18 years of age to register for the Columbia DogPark. Registration is valid from Jan 1 through Dec 31 Once your application has been processed, you will receive an official Columbia DogPark dog tag for each registered dog. All registered dogs are required to wear their assigned Columbia DogPark dog tag while inside the park.

Registration for access to the park and receipt of a Columbia DogPark dog tag is dependent upon the receipt of payment and the following required documents:

  1. Copy of valid state ID or driver’s license, or CA membership account number
  2. Copy of current animal license
  3. Copy of current rabies vaccination certificate for each dog registered
  4. Completed and signed Columbia DogPark Off-Leash Area Application and Acceptance of Risk and Release of Liability Waiver Form

Please check with your local governing jurisdiction for more information on animal licenses.


Print, complete and sign the Off-Leash Area Application and the Columbia DogPark Acceptance of Risk and Release of Liability Waiver Form. For payment options, please contact our office.

Completed forms may be mailed or dropped-off along with a copy of the required documents to Columbia Association, Open Space Management Office, 9450 Gerwig Lane Columbia, MD 21046 or by email at

Columbia DogPark dog tag(s) may be picked up at Columbia Association’s Open Space office during regular business hours or mailed to your home address.You may also register in person at our office location.

CA’s Open Space Management Office is open Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Columbia Association’s Open Space Management Office at 410-312-6330 or email


Time to renew your dog(s) registration? You may renew your dogs’ Columbia DogPark registration:

  • By email: Email or mail the attached CA Credit Card Payment Authorization, a copy of your dogs’ current animal license and rabies vaccination records (if needed) to email address or mail to Columbia DogPark, 9450 Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 20146.
  • By telephone: Call us at 410-312-6330 – Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm; Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • In person: Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm; Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm at the CA Maintenance Facility located at 9450 Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046

To renew a Howard County Animal License for your dog(s), please visit their website or call 410-313-2455, Option 4.


Annual registration is $45 for residents of CA-assessed property and $100 for nonresidents.

The annual registration is valid from January 1 through December 31 and includes an official Columbia DogPark dog tag. Dog tag(s) must be worn by your dog to let others know that your dog has been safely vaccinated against rabies.

Payment Options

payment options




For annual registration: We accept checks and most major credit cards at our office (9450 Gerwig Lane). Checks should be made payable to Columbia Association. We do not accept cash for annual registrations.

Columbia Association staff attend the dog park entrance to ensure park users are properly registered and identified before entering the off leash areas. Users without proper registration will not be allowed entry into the park.