Sunny skies and warm weather are on our horizon. As summer makes its anticipated debut, your dog is probably itching at the chance to get outdoors and play; well, it’s no secret that we are too. The Precise team has taken the liberty of rounding up the top five dog parks in America that you and your furry friend should add to your summer bucket list:
Fort DeSoto Paw Playground and Beach—Tierra Verde, FL
This park features two sectioned fenced-in play areas for large and small pets, allowing your pup to run leash-free for a few hours. And get this, there’s a dog beach in the Paw Playground. Make a splash with your pooch, and clean off afterwards by the park’s convenient hosing station. Honestly, what could be better?
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline—Richmond, CA
Think your pet is a well-behaved good listener? Then you definitely want to add this Californian destination to the list. Not only is Point Isabel an off-leash park for mannerly pups, it also features a Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub and Sit & Stay Café, a favorite among visitors four-legged and two. Clean-off your pet at Mudpuppy’s DIY dog bath areas, and be sure to take a gander at their toys, treats, and supplies. Then you can hop over to Sit & Stay Café to grab a treat for yourself; you deserve it.
Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park—Fort Worth, TX
For a happy dog: 1. Go to Fort Woof 2. Unleash; that’s the motto of this non-profit associated destination. Equipped with two fenced in areas for pups large and small, a watering station with bowls, and waste bags galore, this doggie-do hosts a variety of events year-round such as dog fashion shows, and the annual Barktoberfest. Think your pup could use some socialization? This seems like the place to be.
James Island County Park—Charleston, SC
Dog park, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, splash zone water park, climbing wall, saltwater fishing, and play fountain…we’re in. This park definitely features fun for four-legged friends of all breeds and sizes to enjoy! If you and your furry friend can’t bring yourself to call it a day, even after tiring yourselves out with everything this park has to offer, James Island features a campground featuring 124 sites and 10 vacation cottages to extend your stay. We’ll start packing our bags now.
Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park—Lancaster, PA
Owner Angela and her dog Beau hit the jackpot after winning a contest that brought $500,000 to Lancaster’s Buchanan Dog Park. With a huge makeover under their belt, it’s safe to say that this park is probably the most PAWesome in America—no joke. Featuring a small and large dog area with splash pads, a doxi tunnel and even a launching tennis ball tree, this park has been the bark of the town since it’s grand opening in 2013. The image above is a good indication as to why!
Whatever excursion you plan, bring plenty of water for your pet to keep them hydrated throughout the day and be sure to have plastic bags in tow to clean up after pet messes.
We hope you have a “barking” good time!
Image Credit: Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park Facebook