That being said, this park is a decent size and makes for a pretty good place to bring your canine to exercise or socialize with other canines. This park is fenced, and the 3-acres is separated out into two different sections, one for large canines and another for small breeds and puppies.
The ground here is technically grass but remains entirely worn down, and an argument that it is dirt would be hard to counter. This land turns into a mud pit after heavy rainfall. There are a few trees inside the park and lining the fence, but none are big enough to produce much shade.
There are also no pavilions or overhead structures built to provide shade, so on the hot days, you are completely at the mercy of the sun. The trees outside of the fenced section of the Echo Lake Dog Park only produce shade while the sun is low in the sky.
There is a good amount of space to run at this park, so most canines will be able to get in a reasonable amount of exercise. Canines that like games like fetch would find this park quite lovely as there is ample space for those games, but know that your canine will probably kick up a good amount of dirt and leave quite covered.
The ground here could be maintained a bit better. For the most part, this makes for a good dog park to come and kill a few hours with your canine. Although you could find larger spaces, this is convenient for the residents of the nearby neighborhoods and makes for an excellent place to socialize your canine.