The Sparky's Run Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Radford, Virginia. The closest parking lot is just a well-mowed lawn away from the dog park, but that doesn't mean dogs can be unleashed before they're in the off-leash area, they can't be. The Radford Animal Control Building is also close by, so any wise pet parent will follow the county's dog leash rules.
This one-acre dog park in Radford is a piece of open ground which was once utilized as a police firing range but has since been reconditioned to serve as an off-leash exercise area for the town's well-loved K9s and non-service canines. There's plenty of space for pups to shoot around as fast as little bullets here. Though big and small can do it separately since they've both been assigned their individual enclosures.
The dog runs are safe too as they're surrounded by ten-foot chain-link fencing. The enclosures have a surface covering of grass with patches of dirt in places and have been furnished with agility apparatus. While the dog park has pavilions for owners to shelter under and picnic tables and benches for them to use, they should still stay close to their dog when their dog is off-leash.
Too much distance between pet parent and pup means a delay in intervention should any rough play require policing. Although dogs who display anti-social behavior don't get sent straight to jail, they do need to be leashed and put into solitary for a while.
Puppy pooping isn't an undercover job; most dog's do it out in the open where their owners can see them doing the dirty deed. Turning a blind eye to a poop deposit is indeed a crime. Pet parents don't need to be a detective to decide whether a poop belongs to their pup or not. It all needs to be picked up, bagged and disposed of in the trash station.