The Cruse Dog Park in Springfield has just an unbelievable amount of space for canines to play off leash. A total of six acres are broken out into separate sections for small and large dogs. Even the small canines section is well over an acre. On very sunny and hot days this park might not be the best choice for you either.
Annual fees for the Cruse Dog Park in Springfield are $25 per canine, but daily passes are available for those just passing through at $10. That being said, the application process might be a bit too much effort for someone just looking for a place as they pass through town. Due to the process to get approval for this park, it is only for locals.
There are no shade structures, and there are no trees in the Cruse Dog Park in Springfield. You are quite susceptible to the sun. Water is available here at dog height so you should have no issues with your canine staying hydrated, but it can still get quite hot.
The park requires vaccinations of several different viruses that affect canines. You can find a list on the official website, but proof of all of these vaccinations are required to get a permit. Bring your canines medical records and a completed application to the park board office on N Weller to register your canine and get your permit.
The grounds at the Cruse Dog Park are covered in grass, and the grass stays in good shape through the spring and summer months. There is not much dirt in this park, so your canine will stay relatively clean. There is also water available here during the spring and summer months.
The vast open fields make for the perfect place to come and play some long-range games like fetch or frisbee. Overall this is a great place to bring your canine friend. This park requires the permit to access and is regulated by security, so you know all the dogs there are up to date on all their vaccinations.