When John Fergus decided to propose to his girlfriend Cindy Stanton, he didn’t need to look far to find a spot that held a special place in both their hearts: Fort Woof Dog Park, in Fort Worth, Texas. The atmosphere is really special at the park, John says. We had taken our dogs to the park since opening day, and have almost every day since. When Fort Woof started a fundraiser selling bricks with personalized messages, John bought some for their dogs plus another special one: Cindy, you have all my love. Will you marry me? Cindy said yes, as their dogs, Blarney and Butterscotch, romped with pals around the park.
All over America, people are falling in love with — and some at — their dog parks. And its no wonder — many boast private beaches, misting towers, agility equipment, and doggie showers. One top-rated park hosts an annual celebration that draws thousands of fun seekers.
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