Dogs can be a person's best friend, second child, and valuable member of the family that needs to get his or her workout on. However we as humans also need to get our exercise on. Why take time to exercise the puppy and then take separate time for ourselves? There are many great parks in Fresno and the adjacent Clovis where a person can run with his or her dog or dogs without keeping the dog on a leash. Another advantage is that many of these areas even have dog wading pools and free doggie doo pick up bags.
There are five great dog parks that I found in Fresno where you can run while your dog exercises that are free. Why pay an admission fee when you do not have to? The catch to this is that you need to walk into the parks instead of driving into the park. Most of these parks charge a fee of around $5 a car if you drive in. Fortunately there is usually plenty of free parking nearby.
The first is the Woodward Park Dog Park just north of River Park and Palagio. The second is the AH1 Dog park that is located at 4257 W. Alamos. Please note that this park is typically not open year round. The next park is Roeding Park Dog Park. This is in south Fresno. There is also Victoria West Dog Park at 3861 W. Clinton Avenue. The final one is Todd Beamer Dog Park which is located at 1890 E. Plymouth Way.