Monday, May 7, 2018
Wonderful park with 3 separate, amazing (if not smelly) off-leash dog run areas.
I came for the dog park and stayed for the park itself. Parking at the dog park area (a few hundred feet north of the lake) is problematic if you're there at any popular part of the day or weekend. However, there's more parking by the lake. Bonus because it's a lovely short walk to the dog park area from the main park.
There are three separate areas to the dog park - a small dog area (less than 30 lbs, I believe), a large dog area and then a mixed area. The first two are just basic fenced open areas for dogs to run around in. The small dog area is about half the size of the large dog area. Just fields of grass, dirt, mud and, uh, dog waste. So be careful where you step since not everyone is good about picking up after their dogs. The mixed upper area is the largest and is a wooded area where you can just let your dog sniff around on trees, logs, plants and more. There are paths. And, if it rained in the past year, mud. Lots of gross muddy water than your dog will love to bathe in. The two other areas have a basic shaded picnic table for people. And dogs.
The park itself has a lake filled with geese. There's a wide concrete path around the lake for running or strolling or walking. Lots of duck poop so watch out there, too. Decent amount of park benches as well as a bathroom. Early in the morning seems to have several homeless people in residence.
There's a small kid playground on a wood chip area with a slide and tiny zipline. It's pretty basic but decent.
Aside from the lake and path, there are some fun areas to explore, including long foot bridges. The problem there is that the water is pretty gross with trash and stagnant water.
But, ignoring some of the minuses, it's really a lovely park.