Representative Bill Archer Dog Park
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|Fenced in:||Yes||Leash Required:||No|
|Trash Cans:||Yes||Disposal Bags:||Yes|
|Surface type:||Grass, crushed rock trails|
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The previous reviewer pretty much covered everything-so I don't really have anything else to add :). From my experiences, this park tends to be slower on most days than Millie Bush Park, even though it has been open for a while now. I tried to capture the bone shaped pond that is found in the little dog park in the posted image and failed, BOL. Hopefully, I will be there again soon to get better photos. From my understanding, the coloring added to the pond is to discourage algae growth, but is okay for us pups to swim in. I will try to get a hold of someone that is in charge of maintenance for more information on it.
WOW! What a great park!
The park is located near 6 and Groeschke, across from the Farm & Ranch in Bear Creek, just north of the Patterson Rd. light. The sign on 6 (southbound side) simply says Rep. Bill Archer Park; "Dog Park" is not stated, but it's definitely there and open for business! This park is huge, way larger than Millie Bush, and the set up is primarily the same. The parking lot is huge, too. Both the large and small dog sections have agility training equipment. We visited only the small dog area (which is gigantic) and will mainly review that. The pond is very large and in the shape of a dog bone. (The water was blue with some kind of dye, which was strange). There are two shaded gazebo areas with lots of benches. Larger, mature trees surround the perimeter. Precinct 3, though, has planted several trees throughout the park. In ten or so years, there will be oodles of shade. There is also a walking trail within the perimeter so humans can get a workout, too. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and it wasn't very crowded. I don't think a lot of people know the park is open yet. I expect as word gets around, usage will surpass Millie Bush (which is also a great park). PS Don't use the yahoo map given here. It shows an incorrect location.posted: September 23rd, 2007