The Arctic Benson Dog Park is one of seven off-leash trails and dog parks in Anchorage, Alaska. This dog park can be found in the city's Arctic Benson Park and is a section of the said park which has been reconditioned for pups to be able to enjoy some off-leash exercise. Users of the dog park facility can park their vehicles in the lot of the main park though should remember to keep their dog leashed until at the designated off-leash area.
This dog park in Anchorage requires all dogs to have been spayed or neutered before visiting the off-leash areas. This helps to prevent a lot of problems with hormonal pups becoming aggressive with one and another. It also prevents unwanted pup pregnancies. If a pup hasn't been sterilized, time to get an appointment at the vet's so they can enjoy off-leash time with their fur buddies.
This Anchorage dog park doesn't have a special area for small breeds, but there are specific hours reserved just for mini mutts and service dogs. They are on Saturday and Sunday between 10 AM and 12 midday as well as Wednesday from 5.30 PM until 7.30 PM. These reserved hours are posted on the dog park gates and should be checked in case any changes have been made. Owners of large breeds should respect the hours allocated to other dogs and not use the dog park during those hours.
Anchorage has a motto of healthy parks means healthy people, and this is also applied to the city's dog parks, including the Arctic Benson Dog Park. Owners are responsible for all their dog's actions, and that includes pooping. Pet parents should always carry poop bags with them as the city doesn't provide them. Picking up poop and disposing of it in the adequate receptacles, not only keeps pup poo off the park surface but helps prevent the spread of infection and also puts the brakes on ground contamination.