Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dogtown, Alameda

The weather has just been amazing in the Bay Area the last few days. The sun is out and everyone is in a good mood. Time to head outside with the little man and let him romp around with some friends. Most dog parks are fairly small and not all that inviting. There are two in the Bay Area so far that are my favorites. One of them I just discovered in Alameda. (The other is in Novato)
There are two parks for two sizes of dogs, large and small. Since the dogs in the large park were running around at lightening speed and leaving their owners in the dust, we choose the “small dog” area. True, the park was smaller but still plenty of space to stretch his legs. There were water bowls, toys, benches for owners, poopie bags and lots of grass and bushes…pretty much everything you would want for your pooch.

Byron made several friends and left a lot of souvenirs. Seeing my dog happy always makes me happy. Even if you don't have a dog, sometimes it's nice to stop by a dog park with a cup of coffee or tea and giggle at the little guys. The fresh air, the smell of the salt from the bay and joy people radiate in the sun is just about as good as it gets.

The Alameda Dog Park is located in Lower Washington Park at 8th St. and Portola Ave. Parking is free.


  1. You mean to tell me that you were RIGHT UP THE STREET from me and you didn't give me a call? :-(

  2. Sorry! It was in the middle of a Thursday and I knew you'd be working hard for your money.