We don't have a dog park locally and the closest one is over an hour away, so we haven't to this point. Our small town is trying to get one though and there's even some land that the city is willing to donate for it. I'd like to swing by and sit with the wife for a couple of hours if it ever happens and see how other owners are with their control. One plus is that the city is considering splitting the park in 2 sections.....1 for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. Thankfully, the area in consideration is a couple of blocks from the downtown area where people walk their dogs religiously, so there may be some good results. Other owners and their possible lack of control/leadership is worrisome though.