The Daniel F. Ford Park at Emerson Garden is an off-leash area you can bring your dog in the neighborhood. There is a $50 annual fee for residents. All dogs that visit the park must have up-to-date vaccinations and a license. This helps to assure all dogs are healthy and it helps prevent the spread of severe disease. If your dog is recovering from an illness or injury keep him at home until he is fully healed.
Dog owners are encouraged to keep their dog on a leash until they reach the designated dog park area. The park does not have a fence so if you are concerned your dog might run away, keep him on the leash in the designated area too. If your dog is well trained and you feel confident he will not run too far, the off-leash option is an excellent choice.
There is plenty of room for your dog to run around and you can also play a good game of fetch. Bring along poop bags and clean up after your dog immediately. You should bring along some fresh water and a portable bowl to keep your dog hydrated. Dogs that are possessive of their dishes should be given water a far distance away from other dogs.
You should also leave food and treats at home to prevent other dogs from consuming them and causing your dog to become aggressive. Aggressive dogs need to be removed from the area immediately and put on a leash to prevent any issues with others.
Overall, this is a beautiful park that allows your dog to run around in the open field to get exercise, play and socialize with other dogs. Pet parents can rest on a nearby bench to keep a close eye on their dog. The park is excellent for residents and visitors in the area.