While visiting NC, my mom spotted a story in the News and Observer about a dog park opening today in Apex, NC about six miles away.
Apex, NC Dog Park in BackgroundSince you don't check your mayor duties at the state line, we went to Apex, a well-to-do exurb of Raleigh. In NNY a town government is located in the "town barn." Here it's called a "town campus" and the facilities looked very nice.
The new dog park is a beauty, nestled alongside the road into recreational facilities. The Carolina pines provide the perfect setting and this was set up nicely with a keycard access ($30 a year for townies, $60 for non-townies) and two separate areas, one for large dogs and one for small.
No Free Lunch at this Dog ParkThe fences were four feet high so it didn't seem prison-like and there were benches, gazebos and water troughs for the dogs. I talked to a couple of ladies using the park and they were enthused.
It seemed very nice and very practical. Whether it fits the Watertown lifestyle and demographics is something City Council seems to have already decided. However, its nice to have some first hand knowledge.