The Watertown Community Dog is an off-leash dog park in Watertown, Minnesota. This dog park is four acres of land which have been designated for use by the local authorities as a place where dogs can be exercised off-leash. There are a few parking spaces for vehicles near the dog park.
This dog park in Watertown is part of the city's Community Park which has undergone recent improvements to make it a more useful space for residents. As well as the dog park, tennis courts, and basketball courts have also been provided. While pups may enjoy the oddball game, they're not allowed in either zone not even to chase after a stray ball.
In fact, all pups must be leashed until inside the dog park. This off-leash park is split into two size-related runs both of which have staging areas. The poop bag dispensers and trash cans are located in the staging areas so owners should grab some bags after closing the gate and unleashing their pup.
Both the big and small pup section of the dog park incorporate grassed hilly mounds which are studded with trees. It's a perfect environment for pup exploration. They have a great time sniffing around the tree trunks investigating the terrain to see what other canine has been there before them. While the off-leash areas have the leafy shade of the trees during the summer, winter time is a different matter.
The ground in this dog park can get quite sodden and muddy after rainfall especially in the zone around the entrance gate and water fountain. Gumboots for both the pet parent and pooch is the recommended footwear from late autumn onwards. Good weather or bad, meadow or marsh, all pup produced poop needs to be picked up, bagged and dumped in the containers as pup and pet parent are leaving the dog park.