This off-leash area for canines is unfenced and is open from dusk until dawn, except on Thursdays from 6 AM until 10 AM for maintenance. The park is adjacent to Merryhill School and features children’s play areas too with the northernmost part offering a climbing spot; however, it has very little shade. The park’s southern side has two separate structures and a larger sand area.
It is very popular with locals for its large, grassy spaces, fitness trail, tennis courts, and paved bike paths. Dog owners must keep in mind that the dog area is not fenced and may be shared with members of the American Youth Soccer Organization on weekends hence the importance of supervising Fluffy to avoid accidents.
Suffice it to say that the park offers sufficient space for Fluffy to run around and socialize with other dogs until exhausted. Do remember to bring your water supply as there is none in the park. Remember that dogs are not allowed in children’s play areas and greenbelts unless they are a designated service animal.
You should also remember to scoop up after your dogs! Dog poop is not only smelly and unsightly, but it is also a water pollutant and a potential health risk for other pets and people, especially little children. Dispose appropriately of dog waste in garbage receptacles provided all throughout the park.
The park has restroom facilities in the form of porta-potties located next to the tennis courts and next to the southern playground area so no need to worry about having the sudden urge to pee. The parking lot is right by the tennis courts so you should have no problem with parking.
There are shaded areas, depending on the time of day but is generally visited by pleasant people with equally lovely dogs. Being incredibly close to Oakshade Town Center gives the park one advantage, it is effortless to grab a bite to eat if you suddenly become hungry.