I'm not sure actually. I don't know what the leash law is where I walk my dogs. I don't see any postings either way. But people walk their dogs all the time in those fields at the park without a leash. So far my dogs have never gone up to anyone (we do lots of recall training) and no other dogs I've seen there have gone up to me. It's pretty much known that it's not a dog park and you need to keep to yourself.