On the west side of Heather School on Melendy Drive, you can find a puppy paradise! Nestled right next to the parking area is the Heather Dog Exercise Area, which is sometime called the Heather School Dog Park. Parking is available in the Heather School parking lot, where tons of furry fun is just steps away for your adventurous canine.
The Heather Dog Exercise Area is just under two acres of open space. While pups can roam leash free here and socialize with their canine neighbors, the park is only partially fenced, so be sure your doggo comes on command. The flat area here is surfaced with grass and dirt, and is pawfect for romping and playing. While there are some trees planted throughout the exercise area, they offer little shade. Since there isn't water available on the grounds, be sure to bring bottled water to share with your thirsty pup, especially on hot days. It's also a good idea to bring clean-up bags and do your part to keep this park looking great!
What really makes this park super pawtastic are the trails! Paved paths run in various directions through the exercise area that are furbulous for a walk. There are also natural trails that wind around a hillside. Since the dirt trails are not regularly maintained, they offer a more rugged experience for pups who love to explore. Consequently, dogs often pick up foxtail grass heads and burrs in their fur or between their paw pads on these trails, so bring a brush to help clean these off before heading home. Also, since this is a wild section of the area, be sure your dog's parasite treatment is up to date if you decide to tackle the dirt trails.
For a woofderful time your pup won't soon furget, head to the Heather Dog Exercise Area!