The Genesee OLA is approximately 3.2 acres, completely fenced with two double-gated entrances. It is easy to keep an eye on your dogs because it is relatively small, flat and secure. The center 2 acres of the park are covered in gravel, which makes it mud-free in the winter, but dry and hot in the summer. There are only a few young trees in the grassy areas surrounding the gravel, which provide little shade, but the Parks Department is adding 21 new trees in 2014. Parking is on Genesee St., which is a busy street, so it’s absolutely necessary to put dogs on a leash before letting them out of the car.