Founder’s Message The RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin celebrated its five- year anniversary December 23, 2016. We are fortunate to have this great natural environment in Johnson-Springview Park. With that greatness comes the responsibility to help preserve the heritage oak trees and at the same time provide our four-legged companions a fun, safe place to run and play off-leash.
RRUFF would not be a good neighbor if we did not respect these magnificent trees that provide us much-needed shade and enhance the beauty of the park. Because of that commitment, we are limited in the type of ground cover suitable for the area.
The ground cover used is all natural cedar chips – playground quality. It is free of any harmful chemicals and is 100% organic. And we are the only local dog park that is open 365 days a year regardless of the weather (i.e. no flooding)
Of equal importance, the RRUFF Healing Heroes Program is in its third year providing scholarships for service dog training to disabled American Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible disabilities. In addition to scholarships, we fund on-site service dog training for Veterans enrolled at American River College.
It’s important for you to understand that we rely solely on membership dues, donations, and in-kind services to fund scholarships and enhance and add amenities to the dog park. We do not have paid staff and all the work is performed by volunteers and members of our Board of Directors.