The folks who developed and still maintain the park have shown aesthetic sensibility, as well as practical logic in its design. The play surface is a non-organic, non-toxic decomposed granite substance that is easily cleanable and doesn't harbor insect pests like ticks and fleas. Pups do kick up a bit of dust when they play, but unlike mud and loose dirt, it's easily and completely brushable. We all know dog parks with grass that end up with bare spots and sparse growth after a season of canine play. It's easy to see dog poop on this surface, too, so it can be cleaned up. Speaking of which, environmental sensitivity is also visible in the fact that the park doesn't provide waste bags, but they do provide pooper-scoopers and trash bins. The result is fewer plastic or composite bags in landfills. Pawsome!
Pups can drink from a dog water fountain, and their humans can enjoy benches and shade trees to relax and make new friends of their own. Double safety gates ensure that pups don't escape, but dogs must be leashed until the outer gate is closed and the inner gate open. While puppers are welcome to bring their toys with them, please be sure to take them with you when you leave, especially if they're small or broken. And while you're dozing under a tree, it's important to keep at least one eye and an ear on your pooch in case the pups get into a fracas.
This community pup-park is a welcome addition to the busy arts district, and its generous hours mean it's open when you and Fido need it to be!