Butcher dog park in west San Jose opened in 2007 and features a new type of Astroturf. It is beautiful and new and looks like a golf course. I had to make a double take to tell if it was real sod or not. Unfortunately my dog does not like to walk on it as much as real grass. This park is smaller and tends to be full, people bring their lawn chairs and camp out for the day. The small dog area may have up to 30 dogs all running around in the lawn area. There have been dog groups meetups at this park, and it can be packed at times. More parks like this one across the county would be great.