If you and your dog enjoy light exercise in a park with great shade trees, paved parking, and the sounds of a small town, including kids playing on the park's playground, families picnicking in the shelter house, etc., and the smells of squirrels to "read" with the nose, Cowling Park is the place for you!\r\n\r\nAlmost flat, the only obstacles are the occasional tree root. Please give you and your pet time to acclimate to the slower pace of a small town park. Just a scant few blocks from downtown, across Park Street from the Madison County Hospital and across North Main Street from lovely old homes, many of them restored, your visit may also include a walk downtown, with plenty of great trees for 'whizzing.' \r\n\r\nPlease bring poop bags so your dog doesn't leave any "calling cards" for others to step in or picnic near. You wouldn't enjoy such a surprise; neither would others. \r\n\r\nYour pet MUST be on-leash at all times in this lovely and delightful city park.