Judging from the eager crowds of users in its first few days, Metro Can, the largest dog park in Mexico, should prove to be as popular as the rest of Zapopan’s Parque Metropolitano itself.
Proof of this: Last Wednesday evening, as the light faded, at least 30 dogs and their owners were still using the new dedicated playground for dogs.
Metro Can opened its doors on Sunday, August 31.
The park spans 2.5 hectares, contained within a bright yellow, plastic fence. The only drawback is that while the fence is strong and attractive, it is low and will not prevent larger dogs from escaping from the park should they wish.
Located near the main entrance to the play space is a broad range of durable agility equipment and obstacles that have been donated by dog food manufacturer Gran Can, the park’s main sponsors. Dogs being dogs, on Wednesday most seemed to be enjoying the different activities, even if some needed convincing from their owners to test out the rigs.
A small, muddy lake is also a great source of fun for dogs with no fear of water.
Gran Can has pumped around one million pesos into the park and although there is room for improvement (a few more benches would be a first step), the park is receiving positive reviews.
The main entrance to Parque Metropolitano is at Beethoven and Independencia in Colonia Estancia. The dog park entrance is at Bach and Independencia.