To wrap-up Curbed Cape Cod's first-ever Outdoors Week, we're asking you, dear readers, to decide where the ultimate outdoor enthusiasts can stretch their four legs in peace. Put another way, who lets the dogs out - into a secure space where they can run off-leash - best of all? With an unfortunate dearth of dog parks on the Cape, there are just three contestants to chose from, for now (Mashpee Dog Park construction is targeted to kick off in October). Thus, here's a trio to get tails-wagging from Falmouth, Dennis and Provincetown. It's time to vote for the best dog park on the Cape and give the winner the
bragging barking rights they deserve. The polls open NOW and will stay open all weekend, with the winner announced on Monday. Woof!
Falmouth Dog Park opened in May 2011 and is currently the only dog park on the Upper Cape. The handicap-accessible 1.6-acre site sits on town-owned land and features two fenced play area, one for small dogs and another for gen pop, plus mosaic tile wall and a found-art sculpture replica of the dog park by local artists. Fundraising and social events include, "a Doggie-Bowl-a-thon, a Halloween parade and party, a summer pool party, work days, and meet-and-greet days."
Provincetown's Pilgrim Bark Park opened in 2008 and has consistently been voted one of the best dog parks in the country by Dog Fancy. The one-acre space allows for dogs to run free and socialize off leash, with both a general area and a special section for under-25-pounders. Plus, the space is rather artsy:
· Falmouth Dog Park [Official]
· Fresh Pond Dog Park [Cheryl Malone Fresh Pond Dog Park via Facebook]
· Additional Fresh Pond Dog Park photos [Robb T. and Patrick S. on Yelp]
· Pilgrim Bark Park [Facebook]
· Mashpee Dog Park [Facebook]
· dog parks on Cape Cod [Cape Beach Dog]