Washington Dog Park
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- AprilMore than a year agoCrime.
I loved this park, but it's in the worst part of Winston. my car was broke into, and while I was sitting there with the cops, numerous people came up to say they had been broken into while here. it's such a lovely park, it's a shame.
- MeaganMore than a year agoStay away!
This park was clean, spacious, and had separate areas for large and small dogs. It would have been a great park had it not been for awful dog owners. The dog owners don't pay any attention to their dogs, even if they become aggressive towards other dogs. During the 45 minutes I was there, I saw one particular dog cause three fights and injure one dog while the owner just sat in the picnic table area, laughed, and encouraged his dog's bad behavior. I will never be going back to this park because of owner's behavior, which is a shame because this is a nice park. Only go if you are prepared to break up a dog fight.
- TimMore than a year agoToo dangerous!
We visited the park twice. The first time we had no problem. The second time my dog was attacked by a pack of 5 dogs as soon as we entered the park and before we could get his leash off. We had to kick away the other dogs and eventually a couple of other people helped us. I would never go there again.
- YellowBirdMore than a year agoEXCELLENT PARK
Overall this is an EXCELLENT park . It offers shade for the humans && the pups. It also had plenty of water for them. WE LOVE IT!! Sometimes there are IRRESPONSIBLE pet owners, but you will find that Anywhere....
- EMore than a year agoNot great
I have been to this dog park a few times, and I'm not impressed. It always seems kind of dirty and bare. Not much grass, just dirt and a few picnic tables. Also, no separate play area for small dogs or dogs that don't like to play as hard. This park tends to be very crowded, and I have noticed that a lot of owners don't watch their dogs or pay any attention whatsoever to what they're doing. The last time I was there, I saw a scuffle occur as a result of this, and then the humans got into it because the one dog's owner didn't seem to think he was responsible for his animal's behavior. That makes me really uncomfortable because as other reviewers have said this really is a park for the rough-housers.If your dog is not very social and not comfortable around big dogs that play hard, this will not be a good experience for you or your dog. People need to keep an eye on their dogs and step in when they misbehave, but unfortunately this does not always happen here.
- JoeMore than a year agoGolden retriever
This guy Erik seems like a wussy.
- ChrisMore than a year agoGood Park
I think Erik Lekker doesn't know what he is talking about. Max is a great dog and even when my dog was only three months he played great with him. The park has just gotten some major mulching done and improved fencing in some areas. It is a good park and the only problems I have ever seen was from bad owners or little kids not being taught how to interact with dogs by their parents.
- CarolMore than a year agoBtten While There
I was at the dog park on the day you have mentioned. A good bit of us witnessed your encounter. Just a couple of questions if you don't mind. The dog park is a no leash park, while did you not take your dog off the leash? Dogs feel threatened when they are left on the leash and other dogs approach. You were also noticed to be pointing in the direction of the group of dogs and people that you have accused of this encounter. Then your companion left. What was that about? The Newfoundland in question is there quite frequently and has not been known to attack anyone. It will like any other dog defend itself but has never been the one to start of fight. The Doberman in question was not even over there when the encounter happened, but my biggest question is why did you stay so long after the encounter? If you supposed bite was so bad that you have to state that you needed to go to the drugstore and let us all know you don't have insurance why did you stay for so long? It would seem to me and its just my opinion that you would have needed to leave right away. Just a few things I and others observed. You also stated it look like security dog training in the dog park. Why did you enter if you felt it wasn't a good fit for you and your dog? It is a dog park. You have to remember that. Dogs wrestle and bite at one another and that's just how they play. I have small dogs and they play that way as well. I guess I feel the need to post this because we as the regulars don't have any of the problems you have put on here. It is mostly a good park to go to. Don't get my wrong, some dogs don't get along but none of them have bitten anyone. When we decide to enter the parks as humans we know that there is always a possibility not matter how small that someone or a dog could be bitten. THEY ARE DOGS. That is why the rules say no leashes and no children. It is for safety.
- MaryMore than a year agoGood group of people and dogs
It is nice to have the big and small dogs all together. People there are nice. THe dogs tend to play with their own size. Bad apples must have rotted because we have been there a dozen times without incident.
- BCMore than a year agoNot as bad as it seems
I have taken my dogs here on several occasions, and yes the whole area could use some work, but its a nice area for the dogs to run and play. There also seems to be a very nice group of owners that frequent the park. Your always going to have a few bad apples anywhere you go.
- AlisonMore than a year agoGive the park a chance!
This dog park is not as bad as the reviews make it sound! If it has been rainy there are usually a few muddy spots but they are easy to avoid. There are usually more big dogs than small dogs, so be prepared if you don't like your dog to play rough. There is a great group of people who frequent this park, they seem to be true dog lovers!
- JulieMore than a year agoWashington Pak
It's not the best dog park around but the only one close. It's very muddy and few areas actually have grass. My dog doesn't run around as much here because of all the little pine cone things on the ground. It needs improvement. Plus every time I'm there, there is some sort of dog fight.