Furry friends lessen stress and depression, too! Playing with your pet for thirty minutes slows the release of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing production of oxytocin by twenty percent, reveals Japanese research. It’s my turn to give our two dogs baths. Afterwards, I will take them to Central Bark. Many areas have dog parks where canines can run free and play.
6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine, California
6:30 am-10 pm daily
Closed Wednesday for maintenance
Opened in 2000, the Central Bark dog park features almost three acres of open field for off-leash play.
- Watering facility for dogs
- Handicap accessible
- Main yard with a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs
- Coverd Seating