Near the lake where the canines come in and out of the water, the field gets very muddy. The rest of the park stays in relatively good condition unless there is heavy rainfall, then the whole area devolves into a muddy mess. Water is available at this park, but it is not nearby to the off-leash area. Bring your container to transport the water or bring your water so you and your canine can stay hydrated.
Some trees line the park but not many actually at the waterfront area. These trees provide some shade early and late in the day when the sun is low, but when the sun is at it's highest point, there is no shelter from the sun, which unfortunately makes this park oddly befitting its name.
The water is a boon to help cool off, but it can get quite hot. There is a long trail at this park. It is a hiking trail though it is not a difficult one. Canines are allowed to walk off-leash on this trail, and it is this trail that leads down to the waterfront area of the park.
The entire path is just under two miles long and makes for quite the bit of exercise for you and your canine. The waterfront area is large enough to throw a tennis ball or frisbee around. The Sunny Lake Dog Park is an excellent dog park with exceptional beauty. If you are looking for a way to wear out a rambunctious canine and soak up some sun, this is it.