The park is on donated land and is maintained by volunteers who bring toys, replenish water in the 30-gallon tank, and keep the area clean. Waste bags and receptacles are provided so everyone can chip in. The volunteers ask that visitors leave a bag if they use one, to keep the flow going.
While the doggos are cavorting with new and old fur-buddies, the human guardians will no doubt be doing what they do in most dog parks: chatting, drinking coffee and keeping an eye on their fur-babies in case they're involved in over-the-top hijinks. Chanticleer has an added perk: a small book exchange station where you can pick up a book to while away the time! Donations to the book exchange are welcome! How about you bring that old copy of Inside of a Dog and leave it here!
A few things to consider when deciding if this is the dog park for your fur-baby: there is no separate small dog zone, so if you have a tiny or timid pupper, this may not be a good fit. Also the 4-foot fence may not keep a skilled jumper contained. Finally, consider that the gate can be tricky because it slides rather than swings open. Overall, Chanticleer is a convenient, dog-approved park for off-leash play that your pup will love!