Latrobe Park, in the Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood of Locust Point, is a nice park. It has all of the things you might expect in a park, a well-lit soccer field, picnic tables, and a playground. Latrobe is a great neighborhood park, but what really makes it exceptional is the Locust Point Dog Park. It's a park within a park and has often been called a mini-golf course for dogs. If that seems like a strange thing to say, then you don't know much about the park.
Locust Point Dog Park is, like a mini-golf course, covered with artificial grass. It has a fountain that empties into a concrete watercourse. It has small boulders and a fallen tree for doggies to climb on. There are no golf holes or little windmills, but there are poop bags, plenty of benches, as well as a water fountain for people. There is no separate enclosure for smaller dogs, but the park is closed to larger dogs every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for smaller dogs and senior dogs, so if your dog is fragile, she can enjoy playtime too.
So there's a lot to recommend Locust Point Dog Park. It's not a huge park, but there are plenty of ways for your dog to play. You will love watching your furbaby really enjoy herself. The best aspect of the Locust Point Dog Park is one that you may not see. The dog park was created as a neighborhood initiative. The park is maintained and staffed by neighborhood volunteers. When you go to the park, you can often find them, cleaning, performing maintenance, or even just letting their dogs enjoy the park.
When we play mini-golf, we go into it with the intention of looking cool. Yet, pretty soon, we find ourselves sucked into the whole thing. We make fun of mini-golf because mini-golf is fun. And no one knows more about fun than a happy dog. Is it any wonder then that the Locust Point Dog Park is called mini-golf for dogs?