The Crevasses of Silver Lake Dog Park

Photo_022805_002_1Since it has been awhile since I’ve taken my boys to the Silver Lake Dog Park, we thought today would be a good day to burn off some of their excess energy. Because my little guys are small, we go to what I refer to as the "kiddie pool" of SLDP meaning that we are relegated to the small section of the park. It’s certainly less desirable than the big portion but it’s much safer and that’s what’s important.

As a whole, it’s never been THAT great of a park – the people and dogs who go there really make it special – but ever since these rains have occurred, it’s gone <em>way</em> downhill…literally. The large dog park side is much higher and all that rain (or water from their fountain) has streamed down and greated huge crevasses in both sides. And they are so large in the little side that my boys heads barely poke out when the venture inside.

What I’m getting at is that this cannot be safe. I can deal with the lack of grasPhoto_022805_001_1s, the small nature of the park, the lack of trees and benches but these cracks are deep. All it is going to take is a little dog running at full speed getting their leg caught and you’ve got disaster. So, I’m wondering what can be done about this fact? Better drainage or better landscaping? And can my boys get some grass…please?

You can click on the images to get a larger pop-up view of the newly formed ditches.

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