Fort Point Channel, Seaport
The Seaport District and its original neighborhood sister, the historic Fort Point Channel, are great places to raise a city-dwelling dog. Walking your dog is so much fun here. You meet so many friends, four-footed and two-footed alike pretty much wherever you go here. When Ms. B is on A Street, her favorite location to head towards is a small park at the end of Binford Street, where it terminates at the Harborwalk. In our house, we call it ‘Channelside Park’!
Here are half a dozen reasons why we love it:
Reason 1. This is an unnamed park located at the end of Binford Street. It is a good distance removed from heavy car traffic.
Reason 2. There are trees for shade on one side and mulch to sniff through on the other.
Reason 3. It is big enough to play’ fetch’ with a long-legged friend (unless you have a launching stick!).
Reason 4. There are four high grass stands to play hide and seek in and jump through and run around. Sometimes, Beignet finds bunnies hiding in them!
Reason 5. A twenty-foot tall red and white buoy marker edged with curved granite seating to jump on and off anchors one corner. You can’t miss it. There are benches to sit on and gaze out at the cormorants, gulls, and geese floating on the channel waters.
Reason 6. Right at the park, there is here is a “Dogie-Pot” dispenser of poop-bags that is carefully tended by P&G Gillette Corporation. Ms. B is very grateful for this. This bag-dispenser-trash-can combo on a stick has saved us so many times from having to leave our ‘business’ behind.
GOOGLE MAP LINK – BINFORD STREET PARK