Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dog Beach

Tucked away in a corner of a lily-padded pond toward the south end of the Long Meadow in Prospect Park is a wonderful dog beach. I don't know how this beach came to be, but whoever thought of the idea is brilliant! We took Milo there last Saturday. Apparently he loved to swim in the lake when he was a baby puppy growing up in the woods of the Adirondacks before he came to Brooklyn.


It was the perfect activity for such a hot day, now that New York City's infamous horridly humid summer days are here. Milo got to cool off in the water, while I stood on the sidelines with the camera and the other, water-fearing dog who refused to even touch the water.



Even if you don't have a dog, it's worthwhile to stop by on a walk through the park for some cute overload. Dogs leaping to play fetch in the pond, splashing, playing, treading water, carrying sticks in their mouths. It's an adorable spectacle that gathers quite a crowd.



ED Note: Apparently the dog beach is filled with giardia, so it's actually not such a great idea to take dogs there. But fun to stop and watch the unsuspecting dogs whose owners don't care, nonetheless.

11 comments:

  1. What a cutie! So glad to hear about you PP adventures :)

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  2. Oh my gosh I'm so going this weekend. I just got some rather bad news about my little pup and I could use some cute doggies to cheer me up, I think I'm going through puppy withdrawl.

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  3. Ace - oh i hope your puppy is okay! you will be reunited soon right?

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  4. Dog beach! Brilliant! My dogs would go absolutely nuts.

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  5. Aww, so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Dogs know how to have fun with such abandon..! Great pictures! They brought a smile to my face.
    -maria

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  7. what a great idea! i used to have a dog that loved water so we'd take her to a nearby pond and throw frisbees into the water. she looooved it!

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  8. Awww, you have a puppy!! So cute :) Its nice to see they have places like that in cities, where dogs can have their own space to play.

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  9. very married, what a great idea to toss around a frisbee in the water. also reminds me to play fetch with my puppy more often.

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  10. a dog beach?!? genius! i'm definitely going to have to check that out the next time i'm in new york...

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