A day in the park, one county south
Compare this picture with the one in our earlier entry and you get some idea of how taking your dog to the park in Baltimore city differs from a lot of other places, including just across the border in Anne Arundel County.
Anne Arundel County has four parks (not counting the town of Bowie’s) and two dog beaches that welcome well-behaved unleashed dogs.
We spent some time at the dog beach in Pasadena (Downs Park) Sunday, partly to beat the heat, partly because we don’t feel too comfortable or welcome in our own Baltimore city park since the city imposed $1,000 fines for leash law violations.
Other than the privately built and funded Canton Dog Park — not really big enough for a big dog to get his run on — the city of Baltimore has no dog parks, no place for dogs to run freely and get the exercise they need, though work is underway to open the first city-built one at Latrobe Park in Locust Point.
Maybe tomorrow’s city council hearing will get things moving. Until then, there’s always Anne Arundel. Here’s where unleashed dogs are allowed there:
Downs Park - Dog Beach only
8311 John Downs Loop
Pasadena, Maryland 21122
Quiet Waters Park - Dog Park and Dog Beach
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Bell Branch Park
2400 Davidsonville Road
618 Broadneck Road
Maryland City Park
565 Brockbridge Road
Posted by jwoestendiek April 27th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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