Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas often listed in the same breath as though they are twin cities, like Minneapolis St. Paul, or Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, but they are over 40 miles apart. The space between the two cities is filled with towns both big and small.
A typical town would be Bedford, Texas, a suburban town with wide streets, nice homes, and big parks. Bedford Bark Park is exactly what you might expect for a suburban dog park. To begin, the park is co-located with a youth baseball field, so there is plenty of parking.
There are also very tall fences between the dog park and the baseball field. Park visitors occasionally report finding baseballs and even softballs in the dog park, however, there are no reports of injuries. Like the neighboring baseball field, the Bedford Bark Park is covered in grass, but there are no trees or any other shade for the puppies.
There are covered benches in the main section of the park. The benches are an attractive dark green, and there are canvas shelters over them, which provides some relief from the heat. There are also a couple of picnic tables that are not covered. The main dog park has some unofficial agility equipment for the dogs to play with.
There are a couple of large metal pipes that are big enough for the tallest dog. There are also hurdles and ramps that are made from concrete blocks, the perfect thing for a dog to jump on, jump off, or just climb as the mood strikes. The small dog section at the Bedford Bark Park, for dogs under thirty pounds, doesn't have any agility equipment, but it does have a couple of covered benches for people.
It also has two miniature, non-functional fire hydrants on either end of the section. Both sides of the dog park have poop bags and trash cans. They also have water fountains for doggies and their people. However, it's against the rules to allow wading pools, though the city does make water hoses available in the summer, which can provide some relief after a hard day playing.