Best Place for That Wet Dog Smell

From the 06/30/2010 edition

Alum Creek Dog Park

3993 Hollenback Rd., Lewis Center

Looking for a better way than that backyard kiddie pool to let your pooch cool off this summer? Alum Creek Dog Park has you covered - it's like Zoombezi Bay for your four-legged friend. A large, enclosed dog beach (with plenty of trees for shade) has enough room to let your dog swim alone or frolic with other pups. If you forget a towel, no worries, they can air out in one of two dry areas (for large and small breeds) so you don't have to ride home with that smell.