Do you own a dog in Alaska? You'll be pleased to know there are a variety of dog parks in your state where your dog can run around, enjoy fun in the sun, and maybe even make friends with other dogs. Here's what you need to know about dog parks in Alaska.
Russian Jack Dog Park
Russian Jack Dog Park is an off-leash park located in Anchorage on the property of the larger Russian Jack Springs Park. Dogs who visit the park must be capable of following directions and returning when called, or they should be kept on leash, as there is no fence to keep dogs on the property. Dogs must be on leash for trails. Off-leash areas are near a heavily trafficked street. People who visit the park say they appreciate the peace and quiet.
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks is not specifically a dog park, but it does get a shout out because it's a beautiful park where leashed dogs are allowed to spend time on trails. This park has many fine features, including seasonal guided hikes and a gift shop in the historic farm house on site. Visitors must remember that this is not a dedicated dog park, and dogs must be kept on their leash at all times.
University Lake Dog Park is an off-leash park with large, open spaces where dogs can run, swim, and chase wildlife. With a one-mile loop around the lake, some reviewers say that the trails at University Lake Park are the perfect length for dog owners who just want a little exercise with their four-legged friends. In fact, some visitors to University Lake Dog Park say it's a fantastic place to visit even without a dog.
Fairbanks Dog Park
Fairbanks Dog Park is a 20-acre park in Fairbanks, Alaska. With lots of room for off-leash running outdoors and a half-mile of walking trails, dogs who visit the Fairbanks Dog Park are sure to enjoy themselves. Dog owners also enjoy the two fenced play areas and fenced lawn for training, because there's little chance of dogs wandering away.
Lake Lucille Park
Lake Lucille Park is a year-round dog park with a fenced-in area for dogs to run off leash. Located in Wasilla, this dog park offers water for dogs on hot summer days. People who bring their dogs to this park claim there is much for their dogs to sniff and enjoy.
Whisper Faith Kovach Park
Whisper Faith Kovach Park is a park with a pet-friendly section where dogs can run off-leash. With a nicely tended green area, dog owners are able to enjoy themselves almost as much as their dogs. Well-behaved dog visitors to this park have a fine time meeting with other dogs, playing fetch and socializing with dogs and people.