Beautiful off leash dog parks, created for dogs to roam freely and play, are becoming popular in the United States.
At least one off leash dog park exists in nearly every major US city and, and if one is not in your neighborhood yet, they are being built quickly! The following dog parks won awards for entertaining both dogs and owners. (Photo Credit: Lance McCord/Flickr)
Bear Dog Park: Best Small Dog Park
Most dog parks focus on medium to large dogs that run fast, play hard, and romp in the dirt. Unfortunately for smaller dogs, like Chihuahuas or Miniature Pinschers, these areas can be frightening and too rough. Bear Dog Park was partly built as a small dog park especially for these little canines.
Located in Roseville, California, Bear Park has a special, fenced-in area for small dogs. This California dog park is almost 1 acre and has a walking trail around it. There are even lights and doggie showers for nighttime excursions with your dog in the park.
You can find Bear Dog Park at 1575 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA.
Alum Creek Dog Park: Best Artificial Dog Beach
Located just a few minutes from Columbus, Ohio, Alum Creek Dog Park is a water park miles from the nearest ocean or big lake.
Alum Creek Dog Park is four acres, along a large reservoir from Alum Creek State Park. This Columbus dog park is simply peaceful, with fields and forest areas for dogs and their owners, as well as a dog beach. (Photo Credit: hmcfabulous/Flickr)
The dog beach was built specifically for dogs that love water. Its rock bed tapers into the water for an easy access to swim.
You will see the Alum Creek Dog Park sign at 3615 S. Old State Road, Lewis Center, Ohio.
Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park: Best Exercise Trail Area for Dogs
Although Seattle is known for its damp climate, the Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park is quite popular. This off leash dog park is located alongside the shores of Lake Washington.
There are plenty of open areas for free roam, but the Seattle dog park’s best features are the winding trails and footpaths that crisscross this 9-acre park. Every trail, created with the rain in mind, is composed of highly compact gravel to prevent the path from becoming muddy. The trails in the Seattle dog park are even handicap accessible.
You can find Dog Park of Warren G. Magnuson at 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA.
It really differs from other places with "dog park signs" like this one:
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