The Hollinshead Community Park Off-Leash Area is a dog park in the city of Bend, Oregon. The sixteen and a half acre community park offers lots of recreational facilities for local families. A converted ranch, the estate now has a museum, picnic areas, gardens and an off-leash dog park. A parking lot is available for pet parents to leave their vehicle in.
The rule at this park is dogs on leashes until at the designated zone. This off-leash dog park in Bend is a beautiful grassy meadow which has lots of trees. Dogs need to be responsive to voice commands before they are unleashed here as the dog park is not fenced.
The community park hosts quite a few events, and as funny an image as it may conjure up, an out of control dog running amok through a wedding reception needs to be avoided at all costs. There's a generous three dog limit per handler for this dog park which means families with numerous fur babies can enjoy themselves all together.
Whether an owner takes one or three pups to the dog park, they all need to be watched carefully and never left alone. Owners also need to carry a leash with them at all times for each individual dog. If a pup misbehaves or acts in an anti-social manner, it is the owner's responsibility to correct its behavior.
Ignoring overly aggressive activity toward another pup and putting it down to a dog being a dog just won't do. It doesn't do to leave a pup's poop lying about either. This off-leash dog park in Bend may once have been ranch land, but it is not a chicken coop. Owners should ensure they have a good wad of poop bags in their pockets before leaving home and make sure they use them when their pup does its necessities at the dog park.