Canine Commons has two separate fenced areas and one is specifically for separate small dogs. It also has drinking water, a hose for rinsing or for filling kiddie pools, chairs, and benches. There is an area with a pond/marsh/swamp, so bring a towel. Dogs are also allowed off leash at the upper area of Alston Park above the Canine Commons, as long as they are under voice control. There are two trails (0.6 and 0.8 miles).