Wondering why you have to pay fees to join the South Waterfront Dog Club? Fees to participate in the club go toward paying the annual liability insurance and for the maintenance and upkeep of the Dog Club. Though the land is generously donated to the club for temporary use by a private landowner at no cost, to establish the Dog Club, local businesses, buildings, and individuals raised over $15,000 to install fencing and a locked gate. The club is not a city-managed off-leash dog park and membership is available only to South Waterfront residents.
All members renew once yearly in July. Participation dues for 2012 are $5/month until July 2012, plus a $65 one-time new-member initiation fee. For example, if you join in January 2012, the payment for 6 months (January through June) is $30 plus the $65 initiation fee – a total of $95.
To join, fill out the rules and regulations form found in the box outside the gate. Keep a copy for yourself and provide a copy of your local dog license (Marion, Multnomah, or Lane County) and a photo of your dog. Make out a check payable to SWDC and drop off at Meriwether East concierge desk, or mail to Attn: Carol L. Otis, SWDC, 0836 SW Curry St. #1400, Portland, Oregon 97239. The gate code will be sent to you via return email. Then you are ready to have fun in the South Waterfront Dog Club!
Questions, comments, ideas:
Carol L. Otis, Secretary SWDC