A dog park is a public park, typically fenced, where people and their dogs can play
together. Similarly, a dog run is a smaller fenced area, created for the same use, that is often located within an existing
park. As the names imply, these places offer dogs off-leash play areas where their owners can enjoy a park-like setting and
the chance to socialize with other canines and their owners. Dog parks, which are somtimes managed by park users in conjunction
with city or town officials, are being established all over the country and offer a wealth of benefits to dogs, dog owners,
and the community as a whole.