Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Top honors given to Richmond dog park recently named it’s “Top 10 Dog Parks in the U.S.”. Topping the list is the dog park at Point Isabel in Richmond, California.

Having visited the park a few times myself I can tell you first hand what a great place it is to take your dog for a terrific off-leash experience. It’s located on the shores of the San Francisco Bay so there’s a usually a cinematic (but often fogged) view of the San Francisco skyline.

At the park’s entrance you’ll find the Sit & Stay Cafe where you can enjoy some very good sandwiches, gourmet coffee, sodas and ice cream. Situated right next to it is Mudpuppy’s which offers a dog wash along with treats, doggy toys, leashes, and other supplies. Many dog owner clubs use the facilities for meet-ups.

The approximately 1/2 mile paved path turns inward where a creek runs alongside giving water loving dogs a nice opportunity to romp and get themselves nice and muddy. Not to worry about the dirty factor, there’s a rinse-off at the end of the path.

I’ve only been there a few times but it’s always a treat to see dogs of all sizes running and playing together, catching frisbees, and just having a pleasant off-leash walk with their owners.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and haven’t yet paid a visit, come see for yourself why this is the best dog park in the nation. You won’t regret it.

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