Pilgrim Bark Park named 2nd best dog park in the nation

Park another jewel in Provincetown's crown

The large dog section at Pilgrim Bark Park in Provincetown. Courtesy of Candace Nagle.

The Provincetown Dog Park has been named to the America's Best Dog Parks list by Dog Fancy Magazine.In the popular magazine's June issue, the nation's top 40 dog parks arerevealed with the Provincetown Dog Park taking the silver.  The 40 bestparks list is in honor of the 40th anniversary of the canine lover'smagazine.

The Provincetown Dog Park,or Pilgrim Bark Park as it is officially known, joins the ranks of thecountry's best off-leash parks in states like California, Iowa,Kentucky and Arizona, where this year's winner, Jackass Acres K-9Korral, is located.

The list is based on reader nominations. Nominated parks must meetcertain criteria and have fencing, water, shade and other amenities fordogs and humans.

According to Dog Fancy Editor Ernie Slone, "The best parks offeropportunities for socialization and exercise, but also strive to createa special bond and a sense of community." And the Pilgrim Bark Parkdoes just that. The park features two separate sections, one for smalldogs and one for big dogs, and provides a clean, safe environment fordogs and their owners to socialize and get a little fresh air.  It isalso self-policing--owners are responsible for cleaning up after theirpets and immediately removing their dogs should they become difficult. 

Read the story in its entirety at CapeCodPets.com here.

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