In the California desert, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, you will find the town of Palm Desert. Part of the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert had been a rather sleepy community, but it has begun to grow recently as the cost of living has increased in other towns and cities in the valley such as Palm Springs. Palm Desert has a decidedly middle-class feeling compared to its glitzier sister, and it is less of a resort town than a suburb. However, it's still a very comfortable, livable city.
One of the things that make Palm Desert a nice place to live is Freedom Park. At 26 acres, Freedom Park is a large urban park. The park is complete with multiple courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball. The park also has three baseball fields, two soccer fields, a small skate park, picnic shelters, and plenty of walking paths. But what really stands out is the dog park.
Freedom Dog Park is almost three acres and is very intelligently laid out. The park is thickly grassed, which in and of itself is an achievement in the California desert. There are plenty of benches and shade provided by a large canopy and mature trees. The park provides water misters for hot days and multiple sources for dog water throughout the dog park. There is also a small dog enclosure for dogs that weigh less than 30 pounds. The small dog enclosure has shading and benches and a non-working fire hydrant as decoration for the pups. The park has plenty of poop bags and trash cans for your convenience.
Going to the park should be fun for the whole family, and certainly, Freedom Park fits that bill. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the rest of the dog park, and for your convenience, you will also find poop bags and garbage cans on the park's walking trails. But there aren't any dog water sources outside of the off-leash are, so be prepared if you're planning on taking the dog with you to explore the rest of the park.