Recently the city of Wenatchee made some great upgrades to Hale Park. It is much more user friendly with nice grass, a nice little playground for children and a nice skatepark for the older kids and adults. There are restrooms and water fountains.
A little further down the trail, past the bridge, is the FIDO dog park. In comparison, it looks bleak and neglected. However, anecdotally-speaking, I think the dog park gets more traffic than the skatepark and the playground combined.
Here are a number of reasons and issues that Wenatchee Parks and Rec should invest some time and money into the dog park:
- The dogs need water. There is no easy access to water for the dogs and even when it's not very hot out, they get hot and tired from running around and playing. Right now there is a little fountain outside the gates, so if you want to water your dog, you have to round him up, leash him, and take him out there to drink. It is next to impossible to fill bottles from the fountain, let alone big water containers that people have generously donated but no one can properly fill. We need a hose, or even better, some kind of water feature inside with easy access to water for the dogs. This is the number one biggest issue with the park, in my opinion.
- There is only one light and camera (I think there's only one camera but I'm not positive) and they are... (More)