Cherry Beach has one of the best—and certainly most scenic—dog parks in the city. Unlike the small enclosures in many other parks, the off-leash space is enormous and rugged. For rambunctious pups, there’s plenty of forested area, long grasses and, of course, the lake to explore. (You won’t find many chihuahuas in pink sweaters here.) We wandered the area on a bright July morning and found that the same group of dog owners come here so consistently that their pooches have built lasting friendships. Among the playful pets were a trio of energetic borzois, some gorgeous huskies chasing after sticks, a few rescue dogs with heartwarming stories and a four-legged cancer survivor who had just grown back his fur.