If you’re looking for a place to let Rover run free, Tamarac Park is the closest park with a dog run. It’s on North Millbend and not far at all. I rode my bike over there recently and checked it out. The enclosed “dog park” area is a good size, and there were a few very civilized-looking people there, watching their very civilized dogs frolic together. I was tempted to go home and get Fred and let him sniff around the place, but he can be a bit too vocal at times. He’d be so happy to be loose around other dogs that he’d probably bark his fool head off. Civilized people would stare; probably pack up their dogs and leave. But no matter, your dog may be more subdued than our crazy Bassett, so you might want to give the dog park a try. It looks like a great place to be on a balmy winter afternoon.