The fenced space for canines is a large open field with some trees scattered about. These trees are tall enough to provide adequate shade through most times of the day. The best feature of this particular dog park is the waterfront access. Inside the fenced area, there is a pond for your canine to splash and swim in.
The edges of this lake get a lot of traffic and can become quite muddy as the day goes on. The Heritage Dog Park in Monroeville is very well maintained. The grass stays in good shape and clean cut which help to keep your canine clean, but on Tuesdays, the park does not open until 9 AM as opposed to its usual open time of sunrise.
The dog park itself spans 30-acres, which means that even though the area is fenced, runners or untrained dogs can wander a long distance and leave your sight if you are not attentive. There is plenty of room to run for better or worse. Although the park makes up for some of its shortcomings, it does not offer the full range of amenities some other dog parks do.
There is no water access at the Heritage Dog Park, meaning you will have to bring your water or let your canine drink from the pond. There are also only portapotties located here as well. There are doggie bags and a garbage can at the entrance to the dog park. The park has an extensive list of rules that are enforced by the park law enforcement. If you have an issue with anyone at this park, call 913-782-0720, and you can dispatch the authorities.