Waiver and Release of Liability

I hereby acknowledge that I voluntarily have applied to participate and use, with my dog(s), the Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Dog Park (hereafter referred to as “the Dog Park”.)

I understand that the act of unleashing my dog (s) and being physically present inside the Dog Park necessarily involves risks of injury to me, other people, my dog (s), and other dogs, which risks are entirely my responsibility. I expressly assume all these risks.

I further understand that dogs, irrespective of their training and usual past behavior or characteristics, may act or react unpredictably at times based upon instinct or circumstances, and I agree to assume the risk of injury to me, any individual accompanying me in the Dog Park, and my dog (s). I understand that the risk may result from fierce, aggressive, vicious, and dangerous dogs, which may be present in the Dog Park.

I further understand and assume the risk that:
• not all dogs present in the Dog Park may have received the rabies vaccine as required by law,
• not all dogs using the Dog Park have been vaccinated for distemper or parvo, all of which could result in injuries to humans and other dogs,
• dogs may escape over or under fences,
• plants and/or water sources in the park may be poisonous to dogs,
• park vegetation may have burrs or seeds that could become tangled in a dog’s coat or lodge in a dog’s feet, ears, nose, or eyes,
• mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas or other insects and animals may be present in the park.

Any or all of these may injure or infect my dog(s). I understand and expressly assume all additional risks.

It is my understanding that no agent or employee of the Dog Park will supervise the Dog Park at any time. I further understand that the Benton Park West Neighborhood Association does not assume liability for loss, damage, for any kind of injury sustained by any human or dog while using the Dog Park. I, therefore, expressly assume all risks associated with using the Dog Park, as well as fixtures and equipment located therein, in an unsupervised manner.

By signing this release of liability and using the Dog Park, I hereby fully and forever release and discharge the Benton Park West Neighborhood Association their employees and agents from any and all claims, demands, damages, rights of action, or causes of action present or future, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from or arising our of my use or intended use of said Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Dog Park. I fully and forever release and discharge Benton Park West Neighborhood Association, and their employees and agents from any and all negligent acts and omissions in the same, and intend to be legally bound by this lease.

I have carefully read this release of liability and understand and fully agree with its contents. I also have received a copy of the brochure outlining rules for use, etiquette for dog owners and recommendations for dog owners.

This is a release of liability. Do not sign if you do not understand or do not agree with its terms.