Bruno and Rosie ask: Cosmos, we really enjoy taking leashed walks through the Park with our owner, but we’d also like to run around on our own with some of our buddies in the neighborhood. Are there any good leash-free areas in Balboa Park?
Oh, how you are going love running leash-free through Balboa Park’s three spacious dog parks: Nate’s Point, Morley Field, and Grape Street in South Park. Now, as Balboa Park’s resident doggie blogger, it is my duty to give you the lowdown on each one, starting in this blog post with Morley Field.
Located at the west end of the Morley Field Sports Complex, next to the tennis courts, it is quite easy to get to. Its entrance is near the intersection of Alabama St. and Morley Field Dr. and there is ample free parking. The main off-leash area consists of an immense grassy field, dotted with small trees, perfect for running and fetching. Spread out around the area are several litterbag dispensing stations to clean up any messes. And, thanks to the Canine Council of Morley Field [www.caninecouncilofmorleyfield.com] and its supporters, there is finally a drinking fountain, very important this time of year. This dog park also provides easy access to the Florida Canyon Nature Trails, which I can explore when I’m back on leash.
Hopefully in the near future, funding will permit the addition of more lighting for night roaming, fencing (for mommy’s peace of mind), and a few picnic tables. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy frolicking with my Morley Field pack.