The Lake Wilson Off-Leash Area encompasses the entire Lake Wilson Park in the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This dog park is an incredible three hundred and twenty acres of countryside, which also incorporates a good-sized lake and various walking trails. Dogs can be exercised off-leash anywhere in the park and are also permitted to swim in the lake. Dogs must be leashed before entering and before exiting the park's boundaries.
This off-leash area is unfenced, and there is no small dog section. Pet owners need to have their dog under a reasonable level of voice control before using the facility. The dog park covers a massive acreage, and there are lots of doggy distractions, such as wildlife, which can lead them astray and cause them to become lost.
The dog park has open meadow areas as well as trails running through forested areas with lots of undergrowth. The water at the lake shoreline is relatively shallow, which makes it ideal for small or less confident dogs to paddle in. All handlers are restricted to taking just two dogs at once into the Lake Wilson Off-Leash Area and must have them in eye contact at all times.
Owners should ensure their dog has up to date parasite treatment for ticks and fleas as well as having them vaccinated. All dogs using the park are required to have a Fayetteville city dog license. There is no fresh water supply anywhere in the park grounds, other than the lake water, so it is recommended for owners to carry a jug of water and bowl for their pet.
Owners must also take a good supply of poop bags with them, remove all excrement deposited by their dogs, and leave the used bags in the trash bins provided. Pet owners who are parents should be aware that children under the age of eight years are not allowed entry into this off-leash park. Children aged between nine and fifteen have to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.