Warwick City Dog Park
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- LaurenMore than a year agoIrresponsible owners
Went here often with my lab mix. However, once the summer season came there were numerous irresponsible pet owners with aggressive dogs . There were many dog fights, and the owners with the aggressive dog wouldn't remove there dog. Stopped taking my dog there, no need for a vet bill because people can't handle their dogs.
- FrancesMore than a year agoNeeds major clean-up
People don't clean up after their dogs and it is not only disgusting, but a health hazard for both the dogs and their owners. The city used to provide dog waste bags, but they no longer seem to be doing that, so people just don't bother bringing their own bags. I would not bring my dog there.
- DebMore than a year agoFun for dogs
This is a CITY park not a STATE park, maintained by the tax dollars in the City of Warwick.
I go to the park on a regular basis and I believe the most important improvement needed is with the owners. Many people come in with dogs that they have no control over, are aggressive and have no idea what is considered proper play. Improvements to the park need to start with the visitors/owners. There have been volunteer clean up days, unfortunately it doesn't make much of a difference because after a couple if days it is like it never happened. On any given day (especially after the weekend) the amount of feces left is disgusting, no one wants to pick up after YOUR dog, anyone that doesn't pick up after their dog is also inviting illness as well. It is really not that difficult to help out by just taking care of your own dog. Other than the ignorance of many owners it is a great place for the dogs to play, socialize and expend energy. The park as a whole is a beautiful place to visit.
- MargaretMore than a year agoShort Fence
I took my dog to Warwick since I was running errands in the area and we stopped at the dog park. Like the other reviewers say, it is all sandy dirt so come prepared with a covering in your back seat so when all that dirt comes off it isn't going everywhere. I'm impressed with how big the large dog section was, that was great. While grass would be nice I understand the upkeep and money that it would cost and big dogs particularly would most likely cause most of it to be ripped up while running and playing. My biggest issue with this dog park is the short fence that surrounds it and separates the small and large dog areas. So many different breeds of large dogs could easily jump that fence, it doesn't seem safe. The only other thing seemed to be that I saw a lot of larger dogs in the small dog area and I couldn't figure out why exactly people were taking them over there. My only conclusion was that possibly they believed dogs in the large area weren't well behaved enough or there were too many "pit-type" breeds that they didn't want their dogs over there. The only other issue was one that I've encountered at many dog parks and that was someone bringing in a young un-altered female dog. That is just a BAD idea. Please some bring your dog, regardless of sex, to the dog park if it is not fixed!!
- DebbieMore than a year agoNeeds Improvement
I give this dog park 2 bones because it could use improvement. It is a good idea. Love that there is an area for small dogs and another for big dogs.
I would like to see more grass added instead of dirt. I understand it is easier for the state to keep clean but it is not great for the dogs. Can they add grass and cut the grass? Right now the grass they do have is rather long and could contain ticks. Also, there needs to be enforcement on picking up after your dog. Possibly a fine if reported? I don't like having to watch where I step or wonder if my dog will get in my care full of poop!
Possibly the state could organize a few clean up days? A dog walk to obtain funds to keep the park clean? Like I said, good idea, good concept for the community...would just like to see it be GREAT!!!!
- PaulMore than a year agoalthought
it is a very nice dog park.. my dog sammie has lots of fun.. but i recently discovered the new indoor dog park Bow chika Wow Town in warwick and have to say we had a really nice time there
- GregMore than a year agoSuits its purpose
Buttonwoods is very dusty which is probably the biggest concern. With a lot of space for dogs to run around in separate small and large dog sections, everyone gets their exercise and socializing in. People were nice enough to leave chairs behind.
- Tom SilvaMore than a year agoDust bowl
Pros: I like the fact that the pens are separated, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Pretty large area to run and plenty of shade (as least on the large dog side. Also, chairs and benches to sit.
Cons: The landscape is mainly sand/dirt. As the dogs run around it become a dust bowl. In the shaded area watch where you step because apparently some people don't clean up after their dogs. My last complaint would be that there are many toys and balls that were just left there. God forbid a fight breaks out because of toy aggression.
- JeffMore than a year agoNice place
I took my 7 month old Springer Spaniel there for the first time this past weekend (8/21/11) and he had a great time playing with the other dogs. The large dog area has a lot of chairs and benches under some shade trees for the people. The area is a combination of sand and grass outside the tree area and the entire area is fenced in to allow off-leash play time for the dogs. The people I met there were friendly and kept their dogs moderately well behaved. But let's face it, we have to give our dogs time to be dogs if they're to have any fun at all. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. Dean, my Springer, was exhausted when we got home.