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There are some dog parks that follow a more "playground" theme, with things like hoops to jump through and tunnels to play in.

I, personally, would never bring my dog to one of these places. The idea of a "playground," to me, leaves a lot of room for resource guarding issues to pop up between dogs. This is the reason that food and toys aren't allowed at many dog parks.

The best advice I can give is if you do get to the point where you decide to open some sort of place, make sure people are only allowed in after their dog has been temperament tested and they pay a membership fee.

Do you have a lot of experience with dogs? Maybe you want to consider working or volunteering at a dog day care to get a feel for what the dynamic of a large pack of dogs "feels" like.
 

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Well, I see you have a Pit Bull. I do love Pit Bulls btw, you should post pictures of your guy. :) But, surely, you must know that Pit Bulls and dog parks do not mix? http://www.badrap.org/rescue/dogpark.cfm

If you're worried about exercising your own two, consider investing in long lines. You can get them in many sizes - 20', 30', 50', even 100' - or can make your own at a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes. I use one with my dog very often. It is basically just a long leash, but since I do not allow my dog offleash, this works well in parks, fields, beaches, etc.

You can also buy some agility equipment to mess around with in your own backyard. Jumps and tunnels are a great way to tire a dog out (just don't overdo it).
 
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