A. Except in an area specifically set aside and designated by the City Council as a "dog park," or "off-leash" area, it is unlawful for any person to permit any dog, whether or not such dog is licensed, to be in or upon any public playground or park maintained by the City, unless such dog is securely restrained by a substantial leash not to exceed six feet in length. Dogs are not permitted in sand or wood chip covered play equipment areas or in totland or other fenced tot play areas or in the Berkeley Rose Garden under any circumstances. Any dog found in or upon any playground or park as hereinafter designated, except those meeting the above criteria shall be impounded.
B. In any "dog park" or "off-leash" area set aside and designated as such by the City Council, no more than four dogs per owner/guardian, or per responsible party shall be allowed at any one time, and the owner/guardian, or responsible party, must be physically present at all times. Any dog whose owner/guardian, or responsible party, is not physically present shall be impounded pursuant to Section 10.04.200 of the Berkeley Municipal Code.
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to dogs being used by disabled individuals as service animals. (Ord. 6627-NS § 1, 2001: Ord. 6568-NS § 1, 2000: Ord. 6460-NS § 1, 1998: Ord. 5983-NS § 1, 1990: Ord. 5950-NS § 1, 1989: Ord. 5679-NS § 1, 1985: Ord. 5599-NS § 1, 1984: Ord. 5239-NS § 1, 1980: Ord. 4372-NS § 10, 1968)