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Indiana dog park named best in America

Dogs love to dig, and a park made especially for canines that has a digging area for them to paw away has been declared the top dog park in America.

Freedom Bark Park in Lowell, Indiana, has taken the top spot in Dog Fancy magazine's annual America's Best Dog Parks contest.

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"It's never easy to create a dog park, but particularly in a small community that doesn't even allow leashed dogs in regular parks," Dog Fancy Editor Susan Chaney states in a media release.

"The way dog lovers pulled together in Lowell impressed us," Ms. Chaney said. "Also factoring into our decision were the digging areas so dogs can do what they love to do and the environmental efforts of the Freedom Bark Park Committee."

Every year, Dog Fancy asks its readers to submit nominations for best dog park. A park must have fencing, double gates and free cleanup bags to be considered.

Parks are judged based on standards such as having water for dogs and their people, shade, lights, parking availability and accessibility, support organizations and special events.

Rounding out the top-10 parks are:
  • Dog Wood Dog Park, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Howard and Erna Soldan Dog Park, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Cheyenne Park Off-Leash Area, Ely, Iowa.
  • Jackson's Howlabaloo Dog Park, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
  • Happy Tails Dog Park, Dunedin, Florida.
  • Shaggy Pines Dog Park, Ada, Michigan.
  • Ossining Dog Park, Ossining, New York.
  • Dogwood Park at Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Millie Bush Bark Park, Houston, Texas.

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