I visited Costa Mesa’s Bark Park on Saturday, this weekend, and also visited the Irvine Central Bark Park. My goal was to find out how these facilities work, and whether or not folks are using them. As my readers know, I am proposed turning the little-used Lawn Bolwing Center, in Santa Ana’s Santiago Park, into our own dog park.
I found that the two parks had some similarities and a few differences.
Both parks were hopping with dogs and their owners. Just as I figured, the dog park concept is HUGE. There is a lot of demand. I spoke to dog owners at both parks. They all indicated that they use the facility regularly. Some of them come there daily! I also asked all of them if they ever heard of lawn bowling. Only one retired fellow had ever heard of it, out of some forty people that I spoke to.