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New signs at Cliff House Beach highlight dog rules

New signs at Cliff House Beach Park were installed on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

The signs include highlights of the Cliff House Beach Park Management Plan adopted by the Town Council May 13 [news article]. The new rules apply to both the beach and the upland grassy area, which comprise Cliff House Beach Park.

The new rules are intended to promote a positive experience for all park users. From May 1-Sept. 30, no dogs are allowed on the beach or the upland grassy area from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., dogs are allowed on leash only. Off-leash hours are from sunrise to 8:59 a.m.

From Oct. 1-April 30, dogs are allowed off-leash.

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department is putting in place an enhanced enforcement program to help the public transition to the new rules. Violations of park rules should be reported to the Police Department and comments on the management plan can be forwarded to the town planner.