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Area Dog Parks:

Talley Day Bark Park
1300 Foulk Road Behind the Brandywine Hundred Library
Wilmington , DE 19803 

Carousel Park
Address:3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808-2007.
Phone: 395-5656
Description: Trees, benches, tables, water, parking, restroom trashcans. There is a designated off-leash field called Bark Park next to Enchanted Lake, which has a designated dog swimming area. The whole area is nicely kept; trash cans are numerous and there are many water wee-pumps throughout the park. The park also contains horse stables, so dogs may encounter horses and riders (dogs on horse trails must be leashed).
Rockford Park
Address: 19th St., Wilmington, DE
Description: There's plenty of room in Rockford for more active dogs, a welcome change for those who live in the city and want to give their dog some off-leash exercise with a Frisbee or a game of catch.
Lums Pond Dog Park
Address: Buck Jersey Rd, Bear, Delaware 19701.
Description: Picnic tables, swimming for the dogs only! open field (tall grass) "Unfenced".

Bark Park - Route 63 and Bell Run Boulevard, North Wales, PA
Bluebell Hill - Wide open field, extensive woodsy hiking trails. Location: Walnut Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Directions: From Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, turn onto Walnut towards Germantown. Bear right at rotary, take your first right to enter the park. Fun park, lots of space. Lots of picnics/barbecues in summer, so sometimes owners must watch dogs carefully. Great hiking trails and stream swimming.
Cardinal Dougherty High School Upper Field - 65th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street in the early AM and at 5pm to dark; fenced and trees. Parking comments: huge, the company is great (there’s always someone there, great place to exercise your dog).
Carpenter Woods - Wissahickon and Mt. Pleasant Avenues, cross streets Sedgewick and Greene. Benches and trees. Parking comments: In West Mt. Airy section; woods with paths; meadow in ravine where dogs congregate.
Dog Park- 48th and Chester in Philadelphia. The Dog Park is run by the Chester Avenue Dog Club. You must be a member to use the dog run. Membership is open to everyone and costs $50 per year to cover maintenance and insurance. For more information, please contact Linda Amsterdamor (215)748-3440.
Eastern State Dog Penitentiary - Brown and Corinthian Streets in Philadelphia.
Fort Washington State Park - Two miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, just off Route 73 (Joshua Road).
Four Mills Nature Preserve - 12 Morris Road, east of Butler Pike, just south of Ambler, PA.
Graeme Park - On County Line Road just west of Route 611 in Horsham, Pa.
Kent Park Dog Park -  is located in the 3900 block of Bridge Street, off of Baltimore Pike in Upper Darby. Hours are 8 a.m.-dusk daily. People must register their dogs to obtain a key fob for entrance. Current license and rabies inoculation are required. Registration is $20 per household; $10 for renewal; $10 for senior citizens and $5 for renewal. Google Maps with the location of Kent Park.  See for more information.

Mario Lanza Park - 2nd Street between Catherine and Queen Streets. Open 24 hours; Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, lights, water, trash cans, trees, parking, beautifully landscaped; friendly, neighborhood.
Mondauk Manor Park - Located on Camphill Road between Highland Avenue and Susquehanna Road in Upper Dublin. Dogs allowed off-lead but it isn’t fenced.
Orianna Hill Park - Located on the 900 block of North Orianna Street near the corner of Orianna and Poplar. Orianna is between 3rd and 4th Streets in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Fenced in area. Their website:
Pastorius Park (Not an official leashless dog park) - Large, unfenced area with lots of trees and a man-made pond. Beautiful setting. Directions: Take Germantown Avenue into Chestnut Hill. Go through shopping area of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill to Willow Grove Avenue. Go right onto Willow Grove Avenue. Take a right onto Lincoln Drive at second stop sign. Park is on your left about a half block down.
Pretzel Park - Fenced in, small but friendly people and doggies, bring your own water - there’s a big bowl there but it needs to be filled. Location: Cresson Street (parallel to Main Street in Manayunk). Directions: Take Schuylkill Expressway to Belmont Avenue exit. Go across Green Street Bridge. Go through Main Street intersection (light) and make first right after Main Street onto Cresson Street (runs under the El tracks). Take Cresson several blocks until it “dog-legs” to the left. The park is on your left. The fenced in part is at one end of the park.
Seger Park - Location: 11th Street between Lombard and South Streets in Philadelphia .Fenced in dog park for small and large dogs. Seger Dog Park is a section of a bigger park called Seger Park.
SPOAC Dog Run - Located in South Philadelphia at Passyunk & Dickinson Streets in front of Senior Center, next to Acme. Hours of Operation: 3pm-9 pm. Contact: Ed Goppelt: (215)755-2215. Website:
Dog Park - in Upper Dublin, PA. Park with swimming spot off of Bethlehem Pike, just north of Sumneytown Pike.
Schuylkill River Park - The Schuylkill River Park is located on 25th Street between Pine and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia.
Harford Park in Radnor. It is an off-leash dog park off of Gulph Creek Rd in Radnor. There can be as many as 40 dogs there at times. It is not fenced in, so dogs must be well behaved.   

Keeping unwanted cats out of your yard.

Even us cat lovers can use one of these on a hot summer night...

1. Mix together Vinegar, liquid hand soap and water, in equal parts.  Spray it liberally on your lawn.

2. Cats seem to run from Rosemary Essential Oil. Mix a little of rosemary with water and spray it onto areas that are problematic.

3. Another cat repellent that they seem to hate is a little crushed garlic, cayenne pepper, sugar, water, lemon and cinnamon.

4. Plant a bush called Coleus Canina, also known as Scardy Cat. It grows in almost any kind of soil, has grey/green foliage with little blue flowers and when crushed releases a horrible odor. Most cats seem to not be able to stand this plant at all. 

5. Try mixing 5 tablespoons each of flour, powdered mustard, cayenne pepper and chili powder with 2 quarts of warm water. Mix these together and spray the perimeter of your yard or garden.

6. You could also try mixing together 20 drops of lemon oil, 10 drops capsicum (liquid cayenne pepper), 20 drops of eucalyptus oil and 1 quart of water. Mix and shake well.  Spray on furniture, carpet, upholstery and around your plants.

7. Add the juice from the greenest orange you can find to a little warm water and spray the areas you want to cats out of. 

8. Place citrus rinds and used coffee grounds in your flower beds or garden to keep most critters out.

9. Add some herbs to your beds. Add to your garden some citronella, rue, lavender, rosemary or garlic and chives. These are attractive plants but are a natural cat repellent. 

10. Rub a sliced onion around fence posts or deck chairs and spread the slices around your garden areas.

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