The Schweitzer Woods Dog Park is a five-acre fenced-in area designated for dogs to run off leash and play. There are an additional 30 acres of unfenced area that is best suited for well-trained dogs. The smaller five-acre area has green grass that is maintained on a regular basis while the other 30 acres is a natural environment. There are also trails and woods areas where dogs are welcome.
Pet parents are responsible for keeping their dog’s vaccinations up-to-date. All dog breeds that visit the park need to have current distemper, rabies, and parvovirus vaccinations as well as a license. Proof of both requirements can be displayed with tags located on your pet’s collar when visiting the park.
The Schweitzer Woods Dog Park is beautiful and has tons of space for your dog to roam free and have fun. Some dogs that love to dig will feel disappointed to learn it’s prohibited at this park and any surrounding areas. Pet parents are required to observe their dog at all times and be able to keep their dog under voice command.
Dogs that roam too far in the distance might have a difficult time returning to their pet parents so make sure you never let your dog go too far. You must always clean up after your dog. It’s wise to carry plenty of pet waste bags and dispose of them in the available trash bins. You might need to hold onto the doggie poop bag until reaching a trash bin so you may want to bring along hand sanitizer.
You also should bring along fresh water and a small dog bowl to keep your pet hydrated, especially during the summer months. Overall, this is an excellent dog park that allows dogs to enjoy nature, run free and socialize with other dogs. All dogs that show aggressive behavior need to be removed from the property by their pet parents for safety reasons.