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Ten Tips for Dog Park Etiquette:
1. Know each dog park's rules, and follow them.
2. Keep your dog leashed until you're inside the park's fenced area.
3. Never leave your dog unattended, even in an off-leash dog park.
4. Maintain voice control over your dog at all times.
5. If your dog starts to play rough, leash him or her and leave the park immediately.
6. Don't bring toys that dogs could fight over to the dog park.
7. Keep your dog's vaccinations up-to-date.
8. Never bring a female dog in heat to a dog park.
9. Always clean up after your dog.
10. A dog park is not a great place for small children -- if children are with you, watch them closely.
Daphne: Daphne Dog Park
Located at 8600 Whispering Pines Rd. (behind the Al Trione Sports Complex), Daphne, AL 36526. This dog park has a separate small dog area, drinking fountains, and washing station and open from sunrise to sunset.
Hoover: Loch Haven Dog Park
Located on Loch Haven Drive off Rocky Ridge Road in the seclusion of the Loch Haven Subdivision. Loch Haven is a one-of-a-kind park in the city of Hoover featuring an off-leash fenced area for dogs and their owners. The dog park is divided into two separate areas; one side for dogs up to 35 lbs and the other for larger dogs. Features include a canine obstacle course, .4 mile walking track, and a covered picnic pavilion with a large recreation field.
Thank you, Lori Whatley!
Huntsville: Dog Spot Dog Park
Dog Spot is Huntsville's First Dog Park. It is located is located on Cleveland Ave. which runs between Church St. and Meridian St. just north of downtown Huntsville and right off of I-565. It is open from sunrise to sunset everyday of the year.
Thank you, Heather Haley!
Madison: Dog Spot at Creekwood Park, 360a Harvestwood Ct., Madison, AL 35758.
Huntsville's newest Dog Spot is located in Creekwood Park. There are two fenced in areas, one area is for big dogs and the other is for small dogs.
Thank you, Heather Haley!
Lake Havasu City: Lions Dog Park
Located at 1340 McCulloch Blvd. - Lake Havasu City, AZ, at London Bridge Beach.
New River: Jackass Acres K-9 Korral
The country's first "green” dog park, complete with solar-powered lights, security system and water. Yearly membership fee: $35 for one dog, $50 for two or more dogs.
Belmont: Cipriani Dog Park
2525 Buena Vista Ave. Belmont, CA.
Benicia: Phenix Dog Park, Benicia Community Park
Located in the NW Corner of Benicia Community Park, Rose Drive and Dempsey Drive.
Cambria: Cambria Dog Park, 2706 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428
The Dog Park is located at the south end of Main Street and Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria. Dogs of all sizes have an opportunity to play with other dogs and get plenty of exercise and fresh air.
There are two off-leash dog runs in the City which are located at Live Oak Park, 1901 Valley Drive and Marine Park, 1625 Marine Avenue. Dogs are allowed on Veternas Parkway on leashes only. Dogs are prohibited in all other parks and on the beach.
Marina: Marina Dog Park
Located: Schoonover Drive, Marina, CA 93933.
Morro Bay: Jodi Giannini Family Dog Park
The Jodi Giannini Family Dog Park is located at Del Mark Park in Morro Bay, at the end of Ironwood Avenue.
Napa: Alston Park Dog Park
Located at Dry Creek Rd. and Trower Ave.
Oceanside: PetCo Foundation Dog Park
Located at 2905 San Luis Rey Rd., Oceanside, CA.
Petaluma: Rocky Memorial Dog Park
A 9 acre, fenced off-leash dog park open from dawn to dusk. Located at the end of West Casa Grande Rd. just off Lakeville Highway.
Pleasanton: Muirwood Park Dog Exercise Area, 4701 Muirwood Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566
This 3/4 acre fenced dog park is located in Muirwood Community Park. The dog area is divided into 2 sections, one for big dogs and one for the smaller dogs.
San Carlos: Pulgas Ridge Open Preserve
The off-leash area is 17.5 acres in the center of the preserve. It is accessible via the Blue Oak Trail or the Cordilleras Trail. Dogs must be kept on-leash to and from the off-leash area.
San Francisco: Duboce Park
Located at Steiner and Duboce streets.
San Francisco: Mountain Lake Park
The park is located at the southern edge of the Presidio at Lake Street and Funston in the Inner Richmond district. The east end of the park (enter at 8th Avenue) is an off-leash dog play area.
San Ramon: Del Mar Dog Park
Del Mar at Pine Valley Rd.
Santa Cruz: Lighthouse Field & Its Beach
Dogs are allowed off-leash from sunrise to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to sunset.
Sierra Madre: Dog Park, Sierra Vista Park
Sierra Madre offers a dog park facility, located at the Sierra Vista Park, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Thousand Oaks: Conejo Creek West Park, Dog Park
Located at 1350 Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. 3.5 acres, approximately 2 acres for the large dog area and 1.5 acres for the small dog area. There are three double-gated entries - two for the large dog area and one for the small dog area.
Thank you, Richie!
Visalia: Plaza Park Leash-Free Dog Park
Located at Plaza Drive and Airport Road, Visalia, CA.
Thank you, Andrea!
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland: Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Dogs are allowed off-leash if under voice control on the following trails: Lion Gulch & Homestead Meadows Trails (Highway 36), Lower Dadd Gulch Trail (Poudre Canyon), Young Gulch Trail (Poudre Canyon), Roaring Creek Trail (Poudre Canyon), Mount Margaret Trail (Red Feather Lakes Road).
Dog Friendly Hikes on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Windsor: Poudre Pooch Dog Park
Eastman Park Dr., west of 7th St.
Westport: WInslow Park, Post Road East and Compo Road North, Westport, CT 06880
There is an off-leash area for dogs at the north end of Winslow Park in the area delineated by the fence. No dogs at Winslow Park at the south end of the park (between Post Road East and the path West of the parking lot, and between Powers Court and Compo Road North.)
Wilmington State Parks
Three areas within Wilmington State Parks are managed as "off leash" areas for dogs. Two are located in Brandywine Park and one in Rockford Park.
Wilmington: Talley-Day Bark Park
Foulk Road behind the Brandywine Hundred Library.
DIST. OF COLUMBIA
Apopka: Doctor's Dog Park
Located at 21 North Highland Avenue, Apopka, 32703, between First Street and Oak Street.
Aventura: Veterans Pet Park
8375 NE 31st Avenue. Veterans Pet Park access requires a valid Aventura resident ID card.
Bradenton: Happy Tails Canine Park
Happy Tails Canine Park is a fenced-in, 3-acre off leash dog park located in the northeast corner of G.T. Bray Park.
Clearwater: Enterprise Dog Park, 2671 Enterprise Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761
The Dog Park is constructed on a 20-acre tract that is nearly two-thirds wetlands, with woods and saw palmettos on the 7.5 acres of uplands. The park offers two fenced areas: an acre-plus agility course with exercise equipment on the northeast corner of the property; and a larger enclosure with an 8-foot-wide, wheelchair-accessible trail flanked by native plants. Big and small dogs will be together and both enclosures will have fountains, doggie bags and trash receptacles. A covered picnic area with two tables, a water fountain for dogs and one for people, and a hose for washing off dogs is near the lot. Managed by the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department, Enterprise Dog Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. For information, call (727) 562-4800.
Islamorada: Founder's Park Dog Park
Located at MM 87 Bayside.
Jacksonville: Dog Wood Park
This 25-acre, privately owned park is heaven for dogs. It’s all off-leash and entirely fenced in, from the pond to the grassy knoll to the trails. A separate small area nearby has chairs where owners can sip coffee and chat. There are two ponds, Lake Bow Wow for the big dogs and Lake Fifi for little ones, plus doggie sand piles, shady areas and tires for dogs to climb on.
Jacksonville Beach: Paws Park at Wingate Park This is a playground for dog owners and their dogs! Enjoy an off-leash dog park with a large-dog area, a small-dog area, watering bowls, and benches.
Naples: Rover Run Dog Park, Veterans Community Park
Currently the only dog park in Collier County and the only location where pets are allowed.
New Port Richey: Meadows Park & Dog Park
Larch Ln. & Meadowbrook Dr.
Pembroke Pines: Pembroke Pines Dog Park
Located at 9751 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines.
Pinellas County "Paw Playgrounds"
Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde; Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs; Boca Ciega Park, Seminole; Sand Key Park, Clearwater; Walsingham Park, Clearwater; John Chesnut Sr. Park, Palm Harbor.
Ponte Vedra: Davis Paws Dog Park
Located at 2455 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra, Florida 32082. Offers a dog pond for swimming.
Tallahassee: Tom Brown Park/Dog Area, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Operated by the City of Tallahassee, this park offers two fenced play areas (one for large dogs and one for small dogs). Additional amenities: picnic area, benches, poop bags, playgrounds, nature trails, shaded areas, parking, water, and trash receptacles.
Tampa: Logan Gate Park
Located at 7374 Monterey Blvd., Tampa, FL 33625. The play area features 5 acres with a 6 foot galvanized chain link fence with double gated entries. The area is split into two separate access areas for small and large dogs. In addition, there are water fountains for people and dogs, picnic tables, shelters, dog washes, a hitching post, and doggie mitt receptacles.
Winter Park: Fleet Peeples Park, 2000 S Lakemont Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Fleet Peeples Park is a beautiful, shady park that covers 23.16 acres on Lake Baldwin. 11.5 acres including a long stretch of beach where dogs can go swimming are dedicated to dogs off-leash. The park hosts not only lakefront, but pavilions and wooded nature trails you can enjoy with your dog. Dogs are not allowed off-leash in the unfenced area. Friends of Fleet Peeples Park. Park Ordinances/Rules
Coffee shop with a fenced-in dog park in the back.
Dunwoody: Brook Run Park Off-Leash Dog Area
The Brook Run Park Off-Leash Dog Area, also known as Henry Jones Dog Park, is located at 4770 North Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA.
lHampton: Bark Park, North Mount Carmel Park, 307 North Mt. Carmel Road, Hampton, GA 30228
The Bark Park has two fenced in areas where dogs can run off-leash. One fenced in area is for 25 pounds or smaller dogs and the other fenced in area is for 25 pounds or larger dogs.
Tybee Island: Tybee Dog Park, Memorial Park
401 Butler Ave. at 5th St.
Boise: Military Reserve Off-Leash Dog Park
Located at the corner of Mountain Cove Road and Reserve Street.
Boise: Morris Hill Park Dog Park
Located at the corner of Roosevelt Street and Alpine Street, near the Morris Hill Cemetery.
Nampa; Nampa Dog Park
The Nampa Dog Park is located on the intersection of 2nd Street South and East Amity Avenue near the Kings Road overpass. 2900 2nd Street South (about 20 miles west of Boise).
Glendale Heights, DuPage County: East Branch Forest Preserve Dog Exercise Area
The off-leash dog area is on the west side of Swift River approximately one mile north of North Avenue.
Hanover Park: Mallard Lake Dog Park
A dog exercise area is located in the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve.
Highland Park: Moraine Park Dog Beach
A portion of the Moraine Beach is designated as a fenced, off-leash exercise beach for dogs, Apr. 1 through Oct. 31. A permit is required.
Lake County: Lake County Forest Preserves
Four designated dog exercise areas in Lake County Forest Preserves. A permit is required.
Peoria: Bradley Dog Park, Laura Bradley Park
Located at 1314 Park Road, Farmington Road at West Main and Park Road, Peoria. Well-behaved dogs ages 4 months and up that have current rabies tags and vaccinations are welcome to run and play in this fenced, five-acre arena complete with dog water fountains and waste stations. Thank you, Daniel Stanton!
Cedar Falls: Paw Park
Located at S. Main & Hwy. 58 Overpass.
Clinton: Prairie Pastures Dog Park
Entrace to the park is from inside Eagle Point Park. There are separate small, big and senior dog areas. Plenty of benches and shade trees, mown sections of grass and long over growth for exploring. A nature trail and wading pools in the summer. And we just got access to a pond!
Sioux City: Lewis and Clark Dog Park in Bacon Creek Park
Located at 5201 Correctionville Road, Sioux City. 5 acres fenced, small dog area, drinking fountain, benches, shelters, message board.
DeSoto, Johnson County: Kill Creek Streamway Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Located at the 95th Street access point.
Olathe, Johnson County: Heritage Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Heritage Park has a swimming area for dogs.
Shawnee, Johnson County: Shawnee Mission Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Shawnee Mission Park has a swimming area for dogs.
Burlington: Boone County Dog Park
Located at 5550 Idlewild Road in Burlington KY.
Baton Rouge: Dog Park at Forest Community Park
13900 Harrells Ferry Road. This Raising Cane's Dog Park re-opened in Oct. 2010 and stretches over 1.2 acres, equipped with two watering stations, benches, pavilions and new trees. It is completely enclosed with separate gates to enter and exit. Also, an area designed for smaller dogs is fenced off from the larger enclosure. The dog park has separate parking facilities and will be open to the public seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, at no charge.
Baton Rouge: Raising Cane's Dog Park at City Brooks Community Park
The Raising Cane's Dog Park at City Brooks Community Park, 1442 City Park Ave., was opened to the public on May 31, 2008. The Raising Cane's Dog Park at City Brooks Community Park is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sundown, at no charge.
Thank you, Kelly Folse!
Baton Rouge: Burbank Dog Park at Burbank Sports Complex
The dog park at BREC's Burbank Sports Complex, 12400 Burbank Drive, opened in 2009. The dog park is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sundown, at no charge. The 6-acre dog park features a small and large dog play area and includes a 1/4-mile dog walk and concrete play pond for gos to get wet.
Thank you, Kelly Folse!
Metaire: Bonnabel Boat Launch BarkPark For Dogs, 1599 Bonnabel Blvd., Metaire, LA 70005
The park is fully fenced and includes agility equipment.
Thank you, Marcia Wall!
New Orleans: Cabrini Park, Dauphine St & Barracks St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Cabrini Park, located in the French Quarter at the corners of Burgundy and Dauphine Streets, is one of the most popular dog parks in the city. Fenced in, the park features chairs for humans, water tubs for dogs, and a supply of plastic bags for the “presents” that doggies leave behind.
Thank you, Marcia Wall!
New Orleans: City Bark
A new destination called City Bark is located in Mid-City inside City Park. A permit is required to enter City Bark. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a permit.
Thank you, Marcia Wall!
MARYLAND Anne Arundel County Dog Parks
Stevensville: Kent Island Dog Park
Located along the Cross Island Trail at Church Street, near the Kent Island Free Library, and the Bayside Elementary School, Island Dog Park has two fenced areas, one for little dogs anther for larger breeds. Each is equipped with agility equipment for your dogs please. The park also offers benches, picnic tables, and a water fountain designed to serve both people and dogs!
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Boston: Peters Park Dog Run
Located in the South End of Boston on Washington Street between E Berkley and Waltham Street.
Cambridge: Dog Park
Located at Mount Auburn and Hawthorne Streets.
Cambridge: Fort Washington Park
The dog run is located at Fort Washington, located on Waverly Street between Erie Street and Putnam Avenue.
Grand Rapids: Hillcrest Park Dog Area
The Pet Supplies Plus Off-leash Dog Area at Hillcrest Park is located on the northeast side of Grand Rapids, at the intersection of Lyon and Benjamin NE. (It's also the upper portion of Fuller Park.)
Lansing: Howard & Erna Soldan Dog Park, Hawk Island County Park
The Soldan Dog Park is located just north of Hawk Island County Park, 1601 East Cavanaugh Rd. Soldan's has a 13 acre park, donated by the local animal feed store --that has wooded areas, small lake, dog beaches, trails. It's dog heaven.
Thank you, Viki Keeton!
Muskegon: Norman F. Kruse Park
A dog beach is located on the beach along the northern part of the park.
Benson: Waggin' Tails Dog Park, 22nd St and Highway 12, Benson, MN 56215
Waggin' Tails Dog Park consists of 2 acres of fenced in land with a water supply. The park offers two fenced in exercise areas, one for small dogs and one for large breed dogs. There are benches for pet owners to relax and enjoy watching their pet run, fetch and play with other dogs. Also provided are water spickets to keep your pet hydrated.
Thank you, Wendy Munsterman!
Minneapolis: Minnehaha Falls Off-leash Dog Park
This huge dog park is on the south end of Minnehaha Park along the Mississippi River. Marked trails within the park leads to the off-leash area.
Petal: Petal Dog Park
The Petal Dog Park is located on Dawson Cut Off, just off South Main Street, behind the A & B Cycles in Petal, Mississippi.
Starkville: Moncrief Park Dog Park
Moncrief Park in Starkville is a nice fenced dog park. It offers 2 fenced areas, one for dogs 25lbs and under, and one for larger dogs. Waste pick-up stations, tables, water, small covered area, and concrete entrance gated area. It's a fun place for dogs to play.
Thank you, John Everett!
Kansas City: Penn Valley Park Off-Leash Dog Park
Located at Pershing Road and Main Street.
Dogs are allowed off-leash at Burke Park, the Canine Beach, located on the west side of Bozeman Pond and the Dog Park on the south end of the Softball Complex.
North Platte: Waggin' Tails Dog Park, Centennial Park
The dog park is located at the east end of Centennial Park just south of Leota and Union.
Sparks: Sparks Marina Park
Located on the south end of the Sparks Marina.
Morristown: Lewis Morris Park, Off-Leash Dog Park
Located at 270 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ.
Albany, NY, Dog Parks
The City of Albany has four Dog Parks.
Brooklyn: Fort Greene Park
Dogs are allowed off-leash before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
Brooklyn: Hillside Dog Park
Located in Brooklyn Heights, bordering DUMBO, two blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, bounded by Middagh St, Vine Street and Columbia Heights.
Montgomery, Orange County: Dog Park at Thomas Bull Memorial Park
The County opened its first dog park during the fall of 2007 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. This fenced-in off-leash area is approximately 1.5 acres and features separate areas for "Small Dogs" and "All Dogs," water fountains, benches and shade areas. The landscape of the park has contrasts of flat open areas and rolling hills for dogs of all sizes to enjoy. This is a great venue for dogs to socialize and exercise. The dog park is open to the public, 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk.
New York: Carl Schurz Park Dog Run
East 86th Street at East End Avenue.
New York: Central Park
Dogs are allowed off-leash between 9 p.m and 9 a.m. in many parts of the park. Signs throughout the park indicate areas where dogs are never allowed (e.g. the Sheep Meadow) and areas where dogs must be on leash at all times (e.g. the Ramble and the Bridle Path).
New York: Chelsea Waterside Park Dog Run
11th Avenue and West 24th Street.
New York: Dewitt Clinton Park Dog Run
West 52nd and 11th Ave.
New York: Fort Tryon Park Dog Run
90th Street and Ft. Washington.
New York: Hell's Kitchen Dog Run
Located on the northwest corner of 39th and 10th in Hell's Kitchen. Membership is required.
New York: Madison Square Park Dog Run
East 24th Street at Fifth Avenue.
New York: Mercer-Houston Dog Run
Mercer St. at Houston St. Membership is required.
New York: Morningside Park Dog Run
Morningside Ave. and 116th St.
New York: Union Square Dog Run
Located at the South West side of Union Square Park, West 15th Street and Union Square West.
New York: West Village D.O.G. Run
Located at Little West 12th Street between Washington Street and 10th Avenue. Public, but membership required.
Roslyn-North Hills, Long Island: Dog Run, Christopher Morley Park
500 Searingtown Rd. (North of LIE)
Wantagh, Long Island: Dog Run, Wantagh Park
Kings Road and Canal Place.
Asheville: French Broad River Park Dog Park
Located at Amboy Rd. and Riverview Dr. in West Asheville.
Kure Beach: Gurney Hood Barking Lot
Located on the corner of K & 7 Avenue, adjacent to Joe Eakes Park.
Locust: Jeff Shelton Memorial Park, Off-Leash Dog Park
Located at at 2884 Officer Jeff Shelton Dr., Locust NC 28097.
Thank you, Barbara!
Wilkesboro: Hidden Oaks Dog Park
Located at Cub Creek Park in Wilkesboro.
Wilmington: Wilmington Dog Park at Empie Park
Located at Empie Park (3300 block of Park Avenue).
Blanchester: Tom Harvey Memorial Dog Park
11704 St. Rte. 73, between Wilmington and Blanchester
Stow: Bow Wow Beach Dog Park at Silver Springs Park
This 7.5 acre fenced-in dog park includes a 3 acre lake with a beach, a dog washing area, and a separate small dog area for dogs 35 pounds and under.
Westerville: Brooksedge "Bark Park"
Located in Brookedge Park south of Schrock Rd, east of Cleveland Avenue and west of Westerville Rd.
Del City: Del City Dog Park, Ray Trent Park
Located on the north I-40 Service Road, just east of Sunnylane Road. Newly upgraded 3 acre dog park located in scenic Ray Trent Park. New features include over 50 specimen trees, expanded small dog area and doggy playground equipment.
Edmond: Edmond Dog Park, Bickham-Rudkin Park
The dog park is located in the northwest corner of Bickham-Rudkin Park, 450 East 33rd Street.
Norman: City of Norman Dog Park
The Dog Park has both a large dog and a small dog area.
Oklahoma City: Paw Park Dog Park, 3303 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
The Dog Park has two fenced play areas — one for dogs under 30 pounds and the seniors, and one for larger dogs. Water stations, trees, benches, lots of room to run and a pond make it the perfect play area! The Paw Park is bordered on the north by a Duck Pond. The Dog Park’s area of the pond has been roped off and a fine-grade gravel beach has been built to give dogs a large area for swimming and playing in the water.
Thank you, Cindy Downes!
Tulsa: Biscuit Acres Bark Park, East 91st St S, Tulsa, OK 74137
Biscuit Acres Bark Park is an off-leash area located within Hunter Park.
Thank you, Cindy Downes!
Off-Leash Areas in Oregon State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Oregon State Parks. The following parks have designated off-lead areas: Cascadia State Park, Champoeg State Heritage Area, Elijah Bristow State Park, Farewell Bend State Park, Jasper State Recreation Site, LaPine State Park, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site, McVay State Recreation, Milo McIver State Park, Molalla River State Park, Rooster Rock State Park, Silver Falls State Park, Stub Stewart State Park, The Cove Palisades State Park, Willamette Mission State Park.
Ashland: The Dog Park
The Dog Park is located just off West Nevada Street behind the Ashland Greenhouse and Nursery.
Bend: Dog Off-Leash Areas
Bend has seven dog off -leash areas within the following local parks: Big Sky, 21690 Neff Road; Riverbend Beach, 799 SW Columbia St.; Ponderosa Community Park, 225 SE 15th St.; Pine Nursery Community Park, NE Purcell Rd.; Hollinshead Community Park, 1235 NE Jones Rd.; Overturf Butte Reservoir, Skyliner Summit Loop; Awbrey Resevoir, NW 10th and Trenton; and there is a fenced small dog area at the Riverbend Off-Leash area. The criteria for small dogs is less than 15 inches at the shoulder and under 25 pounds.
Corvallis: Off-Leash Dog Parks
Dogs are allowed off-leash in portions of Willamette Park; in the upper portion of Woodland Meadow Park; in Chip Ross Park (entire park); in areas north and west of the Bald Hill Park; and at Crystal Lake Sports Fields in the non-improved turf areas from November to March and everywhere except the parking area and the boat ramp the rest of the year. Most off-leash areas are not fenced so please make sure your dogs are well trained before taking them to an off-leash park.
Edinboro: Howlabaloo Dog Park
This private, 58-acre recreational dog park is located in Washington Township serving Erie and Crawford Counties.
Lancaster: Overlook Dog Park
The Overlook Dog Park is located in the Overlook Park in Manhiem Township at 2215 Fruitville Pike in Lancaster, PA.
Thank you, Kevin R. Camasi!
Mechanicsburg: Doggie Dugout, Lower Allen Community Park
Lower Allen Community Park is located at 4075 Lisburn Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Thank you, Kevin R. Camasi!
Philadelphia: Eastern State Dog Pen
Located at Brown and Corinthian Streets in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Orianna Hill Dog Park
Located between 3rd and 4th Streets in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Schuylkill River Park Dog Run
Located on 25th Street between Pine and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh: Hartwood Acres County Park Dog Run
Leashed dogs are also permitted to join their owners at a variety of free outdoor music and dance events at the stage.
Pittsburgh: Upper Frick Park Off-Leash Exercise Area
Beechwood Blvd. and Nicholson St., Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill).
York: Canine Meadows Off-Leash Dog Area Within John Rudy County Park
Thank you, Kevin R. Camasi!
Charleston: James Island County Park Located at 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC.
Greenville: Canine Corner at Cleveland Park
The dog park is located across from the Cleveland Park Animal Hospital and horse stables on Woodland Way.
Greer: Six Wags of Greer
Six Wags of Greer is located at 3669 North Highway 14. Grand opening will be Sat. June 2nd from 7:00am -8:00pm. Three play yards that will be divided by size of dog for dogs that play well with others and two yards open for dogs that don't do well with others. Will have a nature trail about a mile long.
Murrells Inlet: Freeway Park
Dog park is 3 acres completely fenced and safe for dogs of all ages and sizes. We have a clean pond for swimming and all the comforts of home for dogs and owners to enjoy.
Myrtle Beach: Barc Parc
Located on Mallard Lake Dr, about 200 yards off Howard Pkwy on the left, Myrtle Beach, SC. Managed by the City of Myrtle Beach, this park has a fenced-in area around a pond where dogs may be allowed to roam free and swim without being leashed.
Simpsonville: Southside Park
Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.
Rapid City Dog Parks:
Braeburn Addition Off Leash Dog Area (Water, too!), 3350 Idlehurst Lane
Knollwood Metering Dam Off Leash Dog Area, end of Racine Rd.
Rapid Creek Downtown Park Off Leash Dog Area (Water, too!), in the portion of the greenway located between East Boulevard and Fifth Street, north of Rapid Creek to E. New York Street.
Robbinsdale Park Off Leash Dog Area, 631 East Oakland
Wilderness Park Off Leash Dog Area, 514 City Springs Rd.
Thank you, Daniel Stanton!
Sioux Falls: Spencer Park Off-Leash Area
Located at 3501 South Cliff Avenue, Just South of I-229, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
Chattanooga Dog Parks
There are 3 off-leash dog areas in Chattanooga: the "Chew-Chew" Park is located at 1809 Reggie White Blvd. adjacent to the First Tennessee Pavilion, the new Off-Leash Dog Park in Heritage Park at 1428 Jenkins Road in East Brainerd, and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the Greenway Farm, 5150 Gann Store Road in Hixson.
Knoxville: Sequoyah Park
Not fenced, but far enough from the road. Dogs tend to stay close to the river. Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
Memphis: Shelby Farms Park Dog Off-Leash Area
The dog off-leash area is located on the northeast side of the park off Raleigh Lagrange Road at Gate 12.
Austin Dog Parks, Off Leash Areas
The Parks and Recreation Department operates 11 off leash areas in Austin for you to enjoy with your dog.
Austin: Red Bud Isle Dog Park
Red Bud Isle Dog Park located on Red Bud Trail near Lake Austin Blvd, Austin,TX. North of Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake). This is a peninsula, water on 3 sides, with trails thru the woods. Doggies can swim and play in the water. The only shortcoming is that parking is Very Scarce. Get there early. Don't park illegally, you will be ticketed for sure.
Thank you, Ellen Ristow!
College Station: Lick Creek Park
Dogs are required to be under voice control.
Dallas: White Rock Dog Park
The Dallas Dog Park has three sections: a small dog park for dogs less than 30 pounds, a large dog park for dogs greater than 30 pounds, and a swim section where dogs can swim in the lake.
Thank you, Peggy Walker!
Houston: Gene Green Beltway 8 Dog Park
Located at 6500 E. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, TX. This park has a separate small dog area and a pond.
San Antonio: McAllister Park Dog Park
Located at 13102 Jones-Maltsberger. The McAllister dog park is the largest of three San Antonio dog parks at 1.8 acres. It features an area for small dogs and one for large dogs.
San Antonio: Phil Hardberger Park
Located at 13203 Blanco Road. Phil Hardberger Park on Blanco has small and large dog sections, water, poop bags and disposal bins, shade trees and tables/benches and benches. There are also ramps, a dog house on the small dog side and a water trogh on the large dog side. Hardberger also has hiking trails with poop stations.
Thank you, Larry Rozolsky!
San Antonio: Pearsall Dog Park
Located at 4700 Old Pearsall Road. Pearsall Park's dog park is comprised of one and one-half acres. Bright greens, reds and yellows make the fenced-in area stand-out with picnic tables and trash cans as well as play features.
Thank you, Larry Rozolsky!
Salt Lake City Dog Parks
Millcreek Canyon allows dogs off leash on odd-numbered days. In Salt Lake City dogs are allowed off leash in Lindsey Gardens on 9th Avenue and M Street, Memory Grove at 375 North Canyon Rd., Herman Frank Park at 800 East 1300 South, and Jordan Park at 1060 South 900 West.
Burlington: Starr Farm Dog Park
Burlington's Starr Farm Off Leash Dog Park is located in northwest Burlington on Starr Farm Road. Parking for the Dog Park is west of the Burlington Bike Path.
Thank you, Bill Barrett!
Burlington: Urban Reserve Off Leash Dog Park
Burlington's Urban Reserve Off Leash Dog Park is located on the north side of the waterfront in Burlington. Go right on Lake Street from either Main or College Streets.
Thank you, Bill Barrett!
Shelburne: Shelburne Village Dog Park
Shelburne's three-acre dog park is on Harbor Road, a long slim wedge, about 3 acres, between the Ti Haul Walking Trail and New Village Farm on the right hand side, about a mile from the village center. It is a pleasant combination of woodland and open field, with wide paths, some of them defined by newly laid wood chips, making access easy for humans and dogs.
Thank you, Bill Barrett!
Chantilly: Dulles Gateway Dog Park
Dulles Dog Park is located at 4508 Upper Cub Run Drive in Chantilly, (zip 20151), and is open 365 days a year during daylight hours.
Norfolk: Bea Arthur Dog Park
501 Front Street (Behind the PETA Building)
This 1-acre dog park features a large expanse of lawn, double-gated entrance, a water station, a toy bin, a shaded picnic area, and an easy-access ramp for dog-paddling in the Elizabeth River.
Richmond: Barker Field
Located in Byrd Park just south of the Carillon.
Virginia Beach Dog Parks
Located at Red Wing Park, 1398 General Booth Blvd. and Woodstock Community Park, 5709 Providence Rd.
WASHINGTON Everett: Off-Leash Parks
Mercer Island: Luther Burbank Park
An off-leash dog area is located at the north end of the park and has water access for dogs.
Redmond: Marymoor Park Off-Leash Dog Area
40 acre off-leash dog area with water access.
Richland: Tri-City Dog Park, Badger Mountain Community Park
The dog park is located in the Badger Mountain Community park complex. There are 2 1/2 acres for large dogs and 1/2 for small and shy ones.
Thank you, Alexandra Olson!
Seattle: Westcrest Park
The Off-Leash Area has more than four acres of grass, open spaces and paths. For dogs: a doggie drinking fountain, shade, trees, and lots of open space. For people: benches, chairs, and a shady place to relax. Restrooms, play areas and picnic areas are nearby. A special, separated area for small and shy dogs is now open! It's located on the southwest side, up on the hill.
Sequim: Sequim Dog Park at Carrie Blake Park
1.7 acre grass fenced dog park, divided into a small dog and big dog areas. Sequim Dog Park is one of the nicest dog parks in Washington State and is part of the largest city park in Sequim, Carrie Blake Park. It's open year-round, from dawn to dusk. Small dog area, dog bags provided, fenced and gated.
Thank you, David!
Charleston: Ruth Raftery Peyton Dog Park
Located at the corner of E. Washington St. and Maxwell St., Charleston, WV 25311.
Thank you, Simone!
Hurricane: Valley Dog Park
Located at 2 Valley Park Rd., Hurricane WV 25526.
Thank you, Simone!
Granville, Milwaukee County: Granville Dog Park
Located just north of Good Hope Road and west of US Hwy 45 along the east bank of the Menomonee River.
Casper: Morad Park
Pets are allowed off leash in Morad Park; however, by City ordinance, pets must be leashed immediately upon exiting Morad.
Rock Springs Dog Park
The dog park includes a pond and running areas. It is located on West Center street just beyond the Animal Shelter.
Please let us know of dog parks in your area.