The Best Parks For Your Dog
Spring is finally here and the weather is warming up which makes it a perfect time to take your dog out for some fresh air and play time. Here are some great and local parks you may want to check out:
Known for it’s long walking trails, Drakes is the perfect spot take your pet on an afternoon stroll. It has playground areas, restrooms, sheltered areas, and picnic areas.
You’ll likely see other friendly pet owners taking their loved ones out for exercise and a fun time here.
Besides it’s popular 18 hole disk golf course, Sanders Ferry Park also offers a great walking trail along the water. There are restrooms, playground areas, sheltered areas, and picnic areas.
During the month of February, 2014 the Parks & Rec Department opened the gates to its first dog park. Thanks to the hard work of the local Lions Club, $15,000 was raised and donated to make this happen.
There are 2 separate areas for small and larger dogs, plenty of benches and dog water fountains for each area. Just outside the dog areas is a new, small playground. The Dog Park is actually located inside of what is already called, Memorial Park.
The park is most easily accessed using the east entrance of Moss-Wright and then immediately turning left.
The park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Owners are encouraged to allow their dog to play in the appropriate area for their dog’s size. Owners are responsible for picking up their dog’s waste and ensuring appropriate behavior while using the park.
Owner Aine Corridon had the following tips before you head out the door:
“My main thing is make sure they are vaccinated. Kennel cough and flu are more prevalent in high dog population areas like dog parks. Play can be a great outlet for dogs for energy release, exercise and confidence,” she said. “Owners should always be aware of body language of other dogs and the surroundings for safety.”