Your pup pal needs food and water and love and all the pets — he/she is a very good dog, of course. But Fido also needs some exercise, some leash-free fun, and a place where he can sniff dozens of strange, new, exciting butts. But where-oh-where to find those butts? No better place than the Lakewood Dog Park in the Rocky River Reservation. You can exchange pleasantries and coo over how cute your mutts are with your fellow dog owners (or, ya know, stand there silently and not talk to anyone but your dog, who's the only one that gets you anyway) amid a perfect slice of Cleveland's Emerald Necklace. It's a long winter in this town: Be sure to make use of the nice weather and bring your Very Good Dog to hang out with other Very Good Dogs.
1699 Valley Parkway, Lakewood, 216-364-7275, lakewooddogpark.com.