I was off of work this past Friday and was lucky enough to have someone watch my daughter for a few hours. I wanted to get out of the house and stay local, so why not hit up the dog park? Nothing fancy, but it's free and it gets me out of the house for a bit. My pups and I were regulars at Hound Town in Moreno Valley a couple years back - it's been a while! So I leashed up the beasts and we headed to Ford Park in Redlands.
This dog park is nice because it's got separate spaces for big and little dogs, several benches to lounge on, and water fountains for the dogs. Since the dog park is only a small part of Ford Park, there's lots of space to just walk your dog if you didn't want to go off-leash. It's clean and well-maintained.
Now, this dog-lovers chill spot is actually not my most favorite. The fences are like 4 feet, so if you have a big dog that can jump fences, I'd keep an eye on him. Plus Redlands folk tend to be a little stiff. I've been there three times now, and each time I've showed up with my Pit and Staffy, one or two people almost always leash their dogs and stand in a corner somewhere, or leave. Whateverrrrrrrrrr. Note to self - this would probably be a good opportunity to show them that not all "Pit Bull" type dogs live up to their stupid stereo-type. I will try harder to be friendly to those people.
I will still come here on occasion since we live too far from Moreno Valley. Hound Town continues to be m favorite. I've met some of the chillest dog owners there.
Rebekah was born and raised in the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas, and moved to California over 10 years ago. This blog documents her adventures in truly seeing local Southern California and all it has to offer for the first time since moving to the state.