The Wilkes Barre Dog Park is in Hollenback Park in the city of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It is a safe environment where dogs can be taken to be exercised off their leashes. There is no parking lot as such, but there are plenty of places to park out on the street which runs next to the dog park.
This dog park in Wilkes Barre is a rectangular stretch of the community park which has been fenced to create a dog run. Both large and small dogs have their own individual enclosures which have been furnished with lots of agility equipment. Lucky pups! The off-leash areas are covered with not only small grade gravel but some large grassy patches too, and there is shade provided by several large trees.
Unlike many other dog parks across the United States, this one in Wilkes Barre allows food and treats for the dogs to be taken into the off-leash area. That is great if you are planning on doing some training exercises with your pup and want to use the reward method. In such a social environment as a dog park, it makes getting and keeping your dog's attention so much easier.
There is also a generous four dogs per owner limit here. While that might make the Wilkes Barre authorities look like big dog-friendly softies, don't be fooled. Any pet owner caught violating the municipal codes about off-leash dog parks could land themselves not only with a fine of between $25 and $300 but a stint in the local county jail too. Wilkes Barre takes their dog park regulations pretty seriously.
Pet owners have been well looked after here too as there is a pavilion for shelter and a few benches. Just do not get caught sitting down and not keeping on eye on your pup, the consequences are quite worrying. Children under thirteen can go in the off-leash area but only with adult supervision. Babies and toddlers cannot, so if you have some and want to use the Wilkes Barre Dog Park, you will need to book a babysitter.