The Ernie Smith Community Dog Park has some trees, but most are not tall enough to produce a large amount of shade for this dog park. There are no structures or pavilions above any of the seating, so on a hot day, you will be subjected to the will of the sun.
In the central park, there are several activities for the whole family. There is a playground, some sports fields, and plenty of paved trails and paths to walk through. You are allowed to bring your canine on these walking paths, and through a majority of the park provided they are on-leash anytime they are outside the fenced dog park.
The Ernie Smith Community Dog Park is a co-mingled dog park. That means there are no separate sections for canines of different sizes, and all canines share the same fenced area. This can put small dogs at a more significant risk of being hurt while playing with the larger canines.
The dog park here is rather large. There is plenty of room for you and your canine to play some long-range games like fetch or frisbee. The fence could be taller, and some of the large and rambunctious canines could potentially make the jump over this fence.
The walking trails that are shared by joggers and bikers adjacent to the dog park give the canines inside the fenced area a reason to try. Overall this dog park makes for an excellent place to bring your canine while you are visiting wine country or a usual stop for the residents of the area.