Function and culture collide at Dougherty Hills Dog Park. The park boasts a collection of art installations perfect for pet owners, given that they're called the Animal Series. Local artist Johanna Pothig created the works, which are mostly artsy interpretations of dogs and cats, as well as some of their favorite things (think fire hydrants and bones). She used a mix of steel and other metal found objects to craft the sculptures, which vary in size but all delight dog owners.
Take a look around before you settle in at the dog park. There are separate turf-covered enclosures for both large and small pups, so you don't have to worry about your small dog getting trampled by the bigger canines. Each space has dog-sized drinking fountains to keep your furry friends hydrated, and plenty of benches where owners can sit and watch while their pets make new friends.