A grassy 1.4-acre haven for pooches of all sizes, Wells Dog Park in El Cajon has an area for small dogs under 25 pounds and another area for bigger breed dogs. Separating dogs of different sizes helps prevent mauling accidents where small dogs often end up with injuries.
The fenced dog park has gravel and grassy areas where your dogs can run around, play with other canines and exercise. There are dual drinking fountains, one for dogs and another for their human parents so you need not worry about getting thirsty.
There are a lot of trees for shade and there are also a few benches where dog owners can sit and chat with others and perhaps even make new friends. However, it is best that you bring your own chair to avoid disappointment as the park can be crowded at times. The park is open from 7 am to 9 pm and it is lighted for nighttime use.
Finding the park is easy, just exit I-8 at Mollison Avenue and then go south one block and turn left on Madison Avenue and you will see the park in a few blocks. Most dog owners prefer going to the park with their dogs in the early or late afternoon as the evenings can get busy because there are lots of kids who go for football practice and other things.
The dog park is highly recommended by ASPCA because of the health benefits it offers dogs. The park is a very good place for pooches to use pent-up energy stored while being in safe and enclosed spaces. The time you and your dog spend in the park is a break from your hectic life and you meet interesting other dog parents. Dog owners are reminded to pick up after their dogs and help keep the park clean.