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Dog Parks and Off-Leash Dog Areas in the U.S.
Dog parks can be a great place for dogs to exercise off-leash and socialize with other dogs. However, unruly dogs and owners who don't supervise their pets can cause problems at the dog park. Please remember to abide by the rules of the dog park and always practice proper dog park etiquette.
Ten Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park
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 too rough, leash him or her and leave the park immediately.
6. Don't bring toys or treats 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, 8600 Whispering Pines Rd. (behind the Al Trione Sports Complex), Daphne, AL 36526
The Daphne Dog Park has a separate small dog area, drinking fountains, and washing station and open from sunrise to sunset.
Hoover: Dog Park at Loch Haven Dog Park, 3425-3437 Loch Haven Drive, Hoover, AL, US 35216
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, 190 Cleveland Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801
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!
Anchorage Off-Leash Dog Areas
Six park areas in Anchorage have been designated for off-leash dog exercise. Arctic Benson Park, Connors Bog, Russian Jack Springs Park, and the South Anchorage Sports Park have designated off-leash areas. University Lake Park and Far North Bicentennial Park have designated off-leash trails only.
Fairbanks: Fairbanks Dog Park
20-acre parcel with off-leash fencing in the South Davis Park area.
Chandler Dog Parks
The City's Dog Parks have some unique amenities designed just for dogs, including several training obstacles including a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, hurdles, and a large A-frame. Other amenities include benches, pooper-scoopers, doggy drinking fountains, a fake fire hydrant (at Snedigar Dog Park only), and plenty of parking. The parks are surrounded by 6-foot high chain link fences with one main entrance so dogs can’t escape unleashed. The dog parks are located at: Paseo Vista Recreation Area, 3850 S. McQueen Rd.; Shawnee Park, 1400 W. Mesquite; Snedigar Sportsplex, 4500 S. Basha Rd.; and Nozomi Park (formerly West Chandler Park), 250 S. Kyrene Rd.
Flagstaff: Thorpe Bark Park, 191 Thorpe Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The Bark Park in Thorpe Park is divided into an large area for all dogs, and a smaller fenced off section for small breeds or puppies.
Gilbert: Cosmo Dog Park, 2502 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Approximately 4 fenced acres, the Cosmo Dog Park has area lighting for night use and includes pet drinking fountains & wash stations; separate use areas for active and timid dogs; ramada, tables and benches; trash receptacles; "Mutt-Mitt" waste disposal stations; and Information kiosk.
Glendale Dog Parks
Dog parks are located at Sahuaro Ranch Park, Foothills Park, and Northern Horizon Park.
Lake Havasu City: Avalon Park Dog Park, 1294 Avalon Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Located in a quiet neighborhood park, the dog park features a large grassy expanse, shaded and open-air benches and wading pool.
Lake Havasu City: Lions Dog Park at London Bridge Beach
London Bridge Beach is located at 1340 McCulloch Blvd. and just over the London Bridge. Lions Dog Park overlooks the famous Bridgewater Channel that leads out to Lake Havasu. Shaded benches and walking paths keep the humans happy, while water features and wading pools keep the dogs cool as they play.
Lake Havasu City: SARA Park Dog Park, 7260 S. SARA Park Way, Havasu City, AZ
This 2-acre dog park features a fenced area both for small dogs and big dogs, two walking paths (one approximately 1/10 mile and the other approximately 1/5 mile), and 10 covered benches.
Mesa: Quail Run Park and Countryside Park
The off leash dog areas are completely fenced and feature areas for timid and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for both people and dogs.
New River: Barbara's Pet Park (formerly Jackass Acres K-9 Korral)
Barbara's Pet Park is the country's first "green” dog park, complete with solar-powered lights, security system and water. Yearly membership fee: $100 for up to 3 dogs.
Phoenix Dog Parks
Dog parks in the City of Phoenix include:
Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena (at Grovers Basin) (602) 262-6696 (wet weather)
(Margaret T.) Hance Park Dog Park (602) 534-2406 (wet weather)
Paradise Valley Park Dog Park -- Coming Summer 2014 (602) 262-6696
PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park (602) 262-6971(wet weather)
RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park (602) 534-5252 (wet weather)
Rose Mofford Sports Complex (602) 261-8011 (wet weather)
Steele Indian School Park (602) 495-0739 (wet weather)
Pima County Dog Parks
Dogs are only allowed off-leash within specific areas designated for unleashed dogs in the following parks:
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Flowing Wells Park, 5510 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
George Mehl Family, 4060 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
McDonald District Park, 4100 North Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
Northwest Community Park, 7601 N Mona Lisa Rd., Tucson, AZ 85741
Star Valley Park, 6852 West Brightwater Way, Tucson, AZ 85757
Prescott: Willow Creek Dog Park, 3181 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301
Willow Creek Dog Park is an off-leash park open to dogs over four-months old that are wearing license tags and have been properly inoculated.
Scottsdale Dog Parks
Off-leash areas are located at the following parks:
Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Horizon Park, 15444 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Vista del Camino Park, 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Tempe Dog Parks
Dog parks are located at:
Creamery Park, 8th St. and Luna
Jaycee Park, 5th St. and Hardy Drive
Mitchell Park, Mitchell Drive and 9th St.
Papago Park, Curry Rd. and College Ave.
Tempe Sports Complex, 8401 S. Hardy Drive
Tucson, City of: Off-Leash Dog Areas
There are six off-leash dog areas operated and maintained by the City of Tucson:
Christopher Columbus Park, Northwest, 4600 N. Silverbell
Jacobs Park, Northwest, 3300 N. Fairview Ave.
Palo Verde Park, East, 300 S. Mann Ave. (South of Broadway, West of Kolb)
Purple Heart Park - Ivan's Spot, East, 10050 E. Rita Rd. (Rita Road near Rees Loop)
Reid Park - Miko’s Corner Playground, Central, Country Club and 22nd St.
Sixth Avenue Dog Park, Northwest, 2075 N. 6th Ave.
Udall Park, East, 7290 E. Tanque Verde
Bentonville: Bark Park
The Bark Park is located just west of the North Bentonville Trail. The fenced in area includes seperate sections for large dogs, small dogs, and an agility course.
Fort Smith: Fort Smith Dog Park
The Fort Smith Dog Park is located at the corner of Massard Road & Louisville Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Little Rock: Paws Park at Murray Park
Paws Park in Murray Park is Little Rock’s first fenced, off-leash park for dogs. Amenities include: five foot high chain link fencing around two acres for large dogs, four foot high chain link fencing around a half acre for small dogs, secure area for entering and exiting the park, water troughs and fountains in each area, benches, parking, trash cans and mutt mitts.
Aptos: Polo Grounds Dog Park, 2255 Huntington Ave, Aptos CA 95003
Polo Grounds Dog Park is a one-acre dog park in Aptos near the soccer fields and a big meadow. Water and benches are provided.
Arcadia Dog Park
Arcadia Dog Park is located at the southwest corner of Eisenhower Park on the corner of Second Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The 3/4-acre property offers separate areas for small and large dogs, and it is open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk daily.
Arroyo Grande: Elm Street Off-Leash Dog Park, 380 Elm Street, Arroyo Grande, CA
The park is located at the south end of Elm Street Park.
Atascadero: Heilmann Dog Park, 1100 El Bordo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422
Heilmann Dog Park features two double gated entries, one on the north side and one on the west side, a shade structure, water, picnic tables, shady oaks, a patio, a doggie spa, an information kiosk, and a section for smaller dogs in the 25 pounds or less range.
Bakersfield: Kroll Park
Kroll Park is located at the intersection of Kroll and Maltavo, just east of Gosford and offers individual picnic areas, a large sandlot style play area, and a very large leash free area zone for dogs.
Bakersfield: University Park
Located just east of Columbus, University Park a leash free zone for dogs.
Belmont: Cipriani Dog Park, 2525 Buena Vista Ave. Belmont, CA
There is an adjoining small dog run, scoopers and water available.
Benicia: Phenix Dog Park, Benicia Community Park
Located in the NW Corner of Benicia Community Park, Rose Drive and Dempsey Drive.
Berkeley: Cesar Chavez Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Cesar Chavez Park is located at 11 Spinnaker Way, North of the west end of University Avenue- Marina/Northwest Berkeley. The 17-acre off-leash area of the park is on the north side of the Berkeley Marina.
Berkeley: Ohlone Dog Park
Ohlone Dog Park is located at Grant Street and Hearst Avenue in Berkeley, one block west of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Calabasas: Calabasas Bark Park, 4232 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
The Bark Park features a separate gated children's play area, doggie drinking fountain, and pooper scoopers.
Camarillo: Camarillo Grove Park Dog Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo, CA
Camarillo Grove is nestled in a rustic setting near the base of the Conejo Grade at the end of Camarillo Springs Road and home to the Camarillo Grove Dog Park. The dog park features many shaded areas and doggie drinking fountains and is open daily from 7:30- am to dusk. The entire park is also an off leash park Monday - Friday. Saturday and Sunday dogs are allowed off-leash only in the designated dog park area and on the trails until 10am.
Camarillo: Mission Oaks Park Dog Park, 5501 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo, CA
Mission Oaks Park does not have an enclosed dog park but does have off-leash hours: Monday - Friday: 4pm-Dusk; Saturday - Sunday: Dawn-2pm & 4pm-Dusk.
Camarillo: Springville Park, 801 Via Zamora, Camarillo, CA 93010
This dog park includes separate fenced in areas for small and large dogs.
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.
Castro Valley: Castro Valley Dog Park, 4660 Crow Canyon Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94546
The dog park is located inside Earl Warren Park in Castro Valley and is divided into two sections for little dogs (up to 34 lbs) and big dogs.
Citrus Heights: C-Bar-C Park Pooch Dog Park, 8275 Oak Avenue, Citrus Heights, 95610
The Dog Park has separate areas for small and large dogs.
Claremont: Claremont Pooch Park, 100 S. College Ave., Claremont, CA
Located just blocks from downtown Claremont, the Pooch Park provides a large dog park area and a separate small dog park area.
Concord: Baldwin Dog Park, John F. Baldwin Park, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord, CA 94519
The designated area for small dogs is designed for dogs less than 30 pounds only.
Concord: Newhall Community Park "Paw Patch" Dog Park, 1351 Newhall Pkwy, Concord, CA 94521
Located in Newhall Community Park, the "Paw Patch" is a secure, fenced area where dogs can exercise off-leash. There is a designed area for small dogs less than 30 pounds only.
Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Bark Park, 890 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Costa Mesa Bark Park has a separate area for small, elderly and disabled dogs. Facilities include double-gated entrance, parking, trees, benches, water dispensers for the dogs, dog waste bags and restroom.
Culver City: The Boneyard, Jefferson & Duquesne, Culver City, CA 90232
The Boneyard is located on Duquesne Avenue (about 3/4 mile east of Overland) , south of Jefferson Blvd. in the middle of Culver City Park. The dog park is a little over 1 acre in size, with both a small and a large dog park area, benches, trees, temporary shade and weather structures, and water fountains.
Danville: Canine Corral, Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526
Located within Hap Magee Ranch Park, Canine Corral dog park has separate play areas for large and small dogs.
Davis: Dog Exercise Areas
Unfenced off-leash areas:
Aspen Greenbelt (south of Glacier Drive at the east end of Isle Royale Lane)
John Barovetto Park, 4400 Alhambra Drive (southeast area of the park)
Pioneer Park, 5035 Hamel Street (northeast of the playground)
Slide Hill Park, 1525 Tulip Lane (south end of the park)
Sycamore Park, 1313 Sycamore Lane< (southwest of the playground)
Walnut Park, 2700 Lillard Drive (east of the tennis courts)
Fenced off-leash areas:
Community Park, 1405 F Street (west of the Skate Park)
Toad Hollow Dog Park, 1919 Second Street
Davis: Toad Hollow Dog Park
Toad Hollow Dog Park is located at 1919 Second Street( between L Street and the Pole Line Road overcrossing).
Dublin: Dougherty Hills Dog Park, Bray Commons Park
Dublin's one designated dog park, Dougherty Hills Dog Park includes separate dog runs for large and small dogs, a doggie drinking fountain, and bench seating. Bray Commons Park, located at Keegan Street and Maguire Way, includes an enclosed 1/4 acre area for small dogs weighing less than 20 lbs.
Encinitas Off-Leash Dog Areas
The City of Encinitas offers three parks where dogs can be off-leash during specific hours and days: Encinitas Viewpoint Park on "D" Street, Orpheus Park on Orpheus Drive and Sun Vista Park (east) on Avenida La Posta. Also, Trail Segment 72, located on City property underneath the SDG&E Powerlines between Encinitas Blvd. and Mountain Vista Drive, has been designated an off-leash dog area.
Encinitas: Orpheus Park, 482 Orpheus Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024
Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6am - 7:30am and 3pm - 8pm. Sunday 6am- 9am and 3pm – 8pm.
Encinitas: Encinitas Viewpoint Park
Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday Friday and Sunday 6am – 9:00am and 3pm - 8pm.
Encinitas: Cricket's Corner Community Dog Park, Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Cricket’s Corner Community Dog Park is a privately owned, off-leash dog park in Encinitas that is open to the public. It has a separate, enclosed area for small dogs and puppies (11 weeks and older).
Encino: Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park, 17550 Victory Blvd., Encino,CA 91406
The dog park features 5 acres off-leash and 0.5 acre small dog area.
Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains, Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, 17500 Mulholland Drive, Encino, CA
Westridge-Canyonback Park provides more than 1,500 acres of open space bordered by upper Mandeville Canyon, Sullivan Canyon, Mission Canyon, and San Vicente Mountain Park. The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles. Dogs are allowed off-leash under the owner's control.
Foster City: Foster City Dog Park, Bounty Drive and Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA
Located in Boat Park, the dog park includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, synthetic turf and decomposed granite surfaces, as well as a watering station.
Fremont: Central Park Dog Park, 1740 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont CA 94538
Central Park Dog Park has two turfed areas - 1.2 acres with artificial turf and lighting for large dogs over 14 inches in height at the shoulders, and a smaller .02 acre area with natural grass for dogs 14 inches and under at the shoulders.
Fresno Dog Parks
Woodward Park Dog Park - located in the northeast corner of Woodward Park and is open from 6am to 10pm daily. A park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle applies.
Basin AH1 Dog Park - located at 4257 W. Alamos at the El Capitan cross street. The park is open from May through November from 7am to 10pm daily.
Roeding Park Dog Park - open from 6am to 10pm daily. A park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle applies to anyone entering Roeding Park.
Victoria-West Dog Park - located at 3861 W. Clinton in the Victoria West Community Park, open from 6am to 10pm daily.
Todd Beamer Dog Park - located at 1890 E. Plymouth Way (at Maple/Plymouth) in Todd Beamer Park, open from 6am to 10pm daily.
Fullerton: Fullerton Pooch Park, 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
The Fullerton Pooch Park offers a small dog area for pooches under 25lbs as well as a large dog area for big, active, high energy pooches. Pooch Park also features a third "wood chip" area that is open to all dogs.
Glen Ellen: Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA
Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park is a fully fenced, 1 acre dog park located at Sonoma Valley Regional Park, off of Hwy 12, and features a double-gated entry, drinking fountain for dogs, and a gazebo for shade.
Healdsburg: Badger Dog Park, 750 Heron Dr., Healdsburg, CA 95448
Badger Dog Park is a 50' by 200' area located at Badger Park. The dog park is completely fenced, has water and an information kiosk.
Healdsburg: Villa Chanticleer Dog Park, 1248 North Fitch Mountain Road, Healdsburg, CA
Villa Chanticleer Dog Park is completely fenced and has water, a shade structure, several picnic tables and an improved path.
Huntington Beach: Central Park Dog Park
Huntington Beach Central Park is the largest city-owned park in Orange County covering over 350 acres of land. Located on the east Side of Edwards Street between Ellis Avenue and Talbert Avenue, the dog park features one area for small dogs and puppies, and one for large dogs.
Huntington Beach: Huntington Dog Beach
Dog Beach is located in Huntington Beach, CA on Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Ave. and 21st Street.
Irvine: Central Bark, 6405 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
Central Bark has a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs.
La Crescenta: Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park Dog Park, 3901 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214
The 1.5-acre dog park is located in the northwest part of the 32-acre Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park. Amenities include drinking fountains, a dog wash area, walking path, benches, and shady areas with beautiful landscape.
Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Dog Park, 20672 Laguna Canyon Road (SR 133, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Beach Dog Park is over two acres of grassy expanse tucked between the hills of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the Aliso/Wood Canyons Regional Wilderness Park in Laguna Beach, CA. Amenities include a small dog area, water fountains, benches, and shade trees.
Laguna Niguel: Pooch Park, Golden Lantern near Fire Station #49, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
The Laguna Niguel Pooch Park is a fully fenced, one-acre, off leash dog park. It includes three picnic tables with shade shelters and a restroom.
Livermore Dog Parks
Livermore has five park facilities with off-leash dog areas. Each dog run area is fenced and includes a water spigot.
May Nissen Dog Park, 685 Rincon Ave.
Vista Meadow Dog Park, 2450 Westminster Way
Max Baer Dog Park, 1310 Murdell Lane
Bruno Canziani Neighborhood Park, South Charlotte Way
Marlin Pound Neighborhood Park, 2010 Bluebell Drive
Long Beach Dog Parks
Rosie's Dog Beach, Ocean Blvd., between Roycroft and Argonne
Downtown Dog Park, Broadway and Pacific Avenue
K9 Corner Dog Park, 9th Street and Pacific Avenue
Uptown Dog Park, 4600 Long Beach Boulevard
Recreation Dog Park, 5201 E. 7th Street
Wrigley Heights Dog Park, 3401 Golden Ave.
El Dorado Park Dog Park, 7550 E Spring St.
Coolidge Dog Park, 352 Neece Avenue.
Los Angeles Dog Parks
Barrington Dog Park, 333 S Barrington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Griffith Park Dog Park - located at north end of the John Ferraro Soccer Field on North Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Hermon Park in the Arroyo Seco Dog Park, 5566 Via Marisol, Los Angeles, CA 90042.
Laurel Canyon Dog Park, 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, CA 90046.
Runyon Canyon Dog Park, 2000 North Fuller, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park - 17550 Victory Boulevard, Encino, CA 91406.
Silverlake Dog Park, 1850 W Silver Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Westminster Dog Park, 1234 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.
Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park, 5801 1/2 Whitnall Hwy., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Los Angeles: Barrington Dog Park, 333 South Barrington Ave., Los Angeles CA 90049
1.5 acres dog park on the west side of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: Culver City Dog Park
The dog park is located on Duquesne Avenue (about 3/4 mile east of Overland) , south of Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City Park.
Los Angeles: Griffith Park Dog Park
The Dog Park has a separate, fenced and gated area for small and timid dogs.
Los Angeles: Hermon Dog Park, 5566 Via Marisol Los Angeles, CA 90042
Hermon Dog Park has a separate area for small dogs and large dogs.
Los Angeles: Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Runyon Canyon Park is not fenced. Dogs are allowed off-leash in a portion of the park.
Manhattan Beach: Live Oak Park Dog Run, 1901 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA
The Dog Run is located just north of the tennis courts in Live Oak Park.
Manhattan Beach: Marine Avenue Park Dog Run, 1625 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
The Dog Run is located just east of racquetball facility in Marine Avenue Park.
Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park Dog Run
The Dog Run is located on the west end of Polliwog Park, adjacent to Begg Field.
Mill Valley: Bayfront Park/Mill Valley Dog Park, 498 Sycamore, Mill Valley, CA 94941
The park is fenced along its western border with the Marin County Bike Path; Richardson Bay bounds the park on its eastern and southern sides.
Milpitas: City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin County Park Dog Park, 3100 Calaveras Road, Milpitas, CA 95035
The dog park is located in Ed Levin County Park. Dogs are also allowed on-leash in parking lots, picnic areas, and all trails north of Calaveras Road.
Morro Bay: Jodi Giannini Family Dog Park
The Jodi Giannini Family Dog Park is located at Del Mar Park in Morro Bay, at the end of Ironwood Avenue. The dog park has lots of green open space, plenty of shade trees and has two sections – small dogs and large dogs.
Mountain View: Mountain View Dog Park
The Dog Park is located on the corner of Shoreline Boulevard and North Road, just before the entrance to Shoreline Park. The Mountain View Dog Park provides separate fenced open areas for both small and large dogs. Amenities include: Drinking fountains, shade structure, animal waste bags and dispensers, trash receptacles, a bulletin board, a disabled-accessible portable restroom and seating benches.
Napa: Alston Park Canine Commons, Dry Creek Rd. and Trower Ave., Napa, CA 94558
An open-space park, Alston Park has three miles of meandering trails that are open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and dog walkers. Redwood Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, forms the park’s western boundary. This hike climbs to the off-leash dog area, Canine Commons.
Nipomo: Nipomo Dog Park, Nipomo Regional Park, W. Tefft St. and Pomeroy Road, Nipomo, CA 93444
The off-leash area for dogs is located in the South East corner of the Nipomo Regional Park (below the corner of Pomeroy & Teft). Parking is located below the facility next to the T-ball field with a path- way from the parking lot up the slope to the gate.
Oakland: Hardy Dog Park, Hardy Park, 491 Hardy Street, Oakland, CA 94618
The Dog Play Area is an enclosed, fenced, off-leash dog park, slightly out of the way and directly underneath the freeway (Highway 24).
Oakland: Fenced Dog Play Areas
Oakland Parks and Recreation has 5 fenced Dog Play Areas where canines can run off-leash:
Grove Shafter Dog Play Area, Martin Luther King Jr Way & 36th Street
Hardy Dog Play Area, 491 Hardy Street
Jefferson Dog Play Area, 618 Jefferson Street
Joaquin Miller Dog Play Area, 3590 Sanborn Drive
Mosswood Dog Play Area, 3612 Webster Street
Oceanside: Dog Park, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Oceanside’s only off-leash dog park is adjacent to the San Diego Humane Society and offers separate spaces for less active and more active dogs.
Orange: Orange Dog Park, Yorba Park, 190 South Yorba St, Orange, CA 92867
Located in Yorba Park, the dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, doggie drinking fountains, and pooper scoopers.
Palm Desert: University Dog Park, 74802 University Park Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
This gated dog park includes separate areas for small and large dogs.
Palm Springs: Palm Springs Dog Park, 222 Civic Drive North, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Located directly behind Palm Springs City Hall, the dog park features grass, trees, awnings, a smaller fenced off area for smaller dogs, recycled picnic benches & trash bins, pooper scoopers, 11 antique fire hydrants and dual-drinking fountains made to accommodate both the low-to-the-ground pooches and their taller owners.
Palo Alto: John Lucas Exercise Areas for Dogs
There are only three parks in Palo Alto containing areas where dogs can be exercised off-leash, as long as they are in the designated dog exercise areas:
Mitchell Park, 500 East Meadow (one block west of Middlefield).
Greer Park, 1098 Amarillo (at Amarillo and West Bayshore).
Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper (at Cowper and El Dorado).
Pasadena: Alice Frost Kennedy Off-Leash Dog Area, Vina Vieja Park
Alice’s Dog Park, within Viña Vieja Park, is located on East Orange Grove, a few blocks east of Sierra Madre Blvd. It features a 2 ½ acre, grassy area for large dogs and a one acre grassy area for small and special-need dogs.
Paso Robles: Sherwood Dog Park, 290 Scott St., Paso Robles, CA 93446
The dog park is 1.25 acres in size, cross fenced for separate big dog and small dog play areas.
Petaluma: Rocky Memorial Dog Park. 2204 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma, CA
Rocky Memorial Dog Park is a fenced off-leash dog park 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.
Poway: Poway Dog Park, Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway, CA 92064
The Poway Dog Park is located at Poway Community Park in the southwest corner of the park.
Redondo Beach: Redondo Beach Dog Park, 190 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The dog park consists of a turfed and fenced three-acre dog run, including separate areas for large and small dogs. Amenities include benches and drinking fountains for both dogs and their humans.
Redwood City: Shore Dogs Park
Shore Dogs is located near the end of Radio Road in Redwood Shores, CA, near a corner of San Francisco Bay. It offers an area for large dogs and another area for small dogs, benches, drinking water for dogs and doggie waste bags and dispensers.
Richmond: Point Isabel Dog Park, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline offers beautiful views of the Golden Gate and Marin County from this landscaped 23-acre park at the west end of Central Avenue in Richmond. This is one of the largest public off-leash dog parks in the nation.
Sacramento Dog Parks
All parks are fenced, with a double-gate system for safety.
Bannon Creek Dog Park, 2780 Azevedo Drive
Glenbrook Dog Park, 8500 La Riviera Drive
Granite Park Dog Park, 8200 Ramona Avenue
Jacinto Creek Park Dog Park, 8600 West Stockton Blvd.
North Natomas Regional Park Dog Park, 2501 New Market Drive
Partner Park, 5699 South Land Park Drive
Regency Community Park Dog Park, 5500 Honor Pkwy, North Natomas
Sutters Landing Park Dog Park, 20 28th Street
Tanzanite Community Park Dog Park, 2220 Tanzanite Way
San Bruno: Commodore Park & Dog Exercise Area
Commodore Park is located at the cross streets of Commodore and Cherry Avenues. A fully enclosed dog exercise area is located at the eastern end of the park.
San Carlos: Heather Dog Exercise Area
Heather Dog Exercise Area is located on Melendy Drive, adjacent to Heather School, west of the school parking lot.
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 Dog Play Area
Located at Steiner and Duboce streets, Duboce Park features both an off-leash dogs area and on-leash dog areas
San Francisco: Fort Funston
Fort Funston is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and is operated under the authority of the National Park Service. Dogs are allowed off-leash in almost all parts of Fort Funston.
San Francisco: Mountain Lake Park Dog Play Area
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 Jose Dog Parks
Jeffery Fontana Park, Golden Oak Way & McAbee Rd., San Jose, CA 95120
Butcher Dog Park, 3950 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95109
Delmas Dog Park, 400 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95110
Olinder Dog Park, 848 E William St., San Jose, CA 95116
Ryland Dog Park, N San Pedro St & Ryland St., San Jose, CA 95110
Watson Dog Park, Watson Park, 1099 Houghton Ct., San Jose, CA 95112
Miyuki Dog Park, Miyuki Drive off Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose, CA 95119
Raleigh Linear Dog Park, Raleigh Linear Park at the end of Raleigh Road south west of Charlotte Road, San Jose, CA 95139
Saratoga Creek Park, Hoyet and Cordelia, San Jose, CA 95129
Dog Parks in San Jose, CA
San Mateo: Seal Point Park Dog Park
This nearly 3 acre dog park located at Seal Point Park (J. Hart Clinton Drive) is a dedicated off-leash park with two play areas, one for large and another for small dogs.
San Pedro: Knoll Hill Off-Leash Dog Park, 200-349 Knoll Drive San Pedro, CA 90731
The park is located just East of Pacific Avenue off Front Street.
San Rafael: Field of Dogs
Field of Dogs is located just across the street from the Civic Center in San Rafael. It consists of a large fenced in area with a smaller enclosure inside the main park for smaller dogs to play in if they are not comfortable with larger dogs.
San Ramon: Del Mar Dog Park
Del Mar Dog Park is located on Del Mar Dr. at Pine Valley Rd.
Santa Barbara Off Leash Dog Areas
Arroyo Burro Beach Park, 2981 Cliff Drive.
Tucker's Grove Park - fenced off-leash area at Kiwanis Meadow.
Sea Lookout Park in Isla Vista
Toro Canyon County Park
Tabano Hollow Neighborhood Open Space
Patterson Neighborhood Open Space
W.O.O.F Pac Park at Waller Park
Orcutt Community Park, Orcutt
Santa Cruz Dog Off Leash Areas
Frederick Street Park
Grant Street Park
Mitchell’s Cove Beach
Pacheco Dog off-leash area
Ocean View Park
University Terrace Park
Santa Cruz: Lighthouse Field & Its Beach
Dogs are allowed off-leash from sunrise to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to sunset.
Santa Monica Off Leash Dog Parks
Airport Park Dog Park, 3201 Airport Ave.
Herb Katz Dog Park at Joslyn Park, 633 Kensington Rd.
Memorial Park Dog Run, 1401 Olympic Blvd.
Pacific Street Dog Park, Pacific & Main Street.
Scotts Valley: Scotts Valley Dog Park at Sky Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95006
Scotts Valley Dog Park has a small dog enclosure and a large dog enclosure.
Seal Beach: Arbor Dog Park
Located in Seal Beach off Lampson between Valley View and Los Alamitos Blvd, Arbor Dog Park is a two and a half acre grass park with several large shade trees. Park facilities include drinking fountains for both 2 and 4 legged animals and covered trash cans inside the park.
Sierra Madre: Dog Park, Sierra Vista Park, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
The dog park is available for a nominal fee.
Templeton: Vineyard Dog Park
The fenced off-leash dog park is located on the west side of Templeton in north San Luis Obispo County. The park is about 1 acre in size and is cross-fenced for separate “big dog” and “small dog” play areas. Park visitors pay $1 day use fee or an annual membership of $25.
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!
Union City: Drigon Dog Park, 34666 7th Street @ Mission Blvd., Union City, CA
Drigon Dog Park has a small dog area designed for dogs weighing 29 lbs or less and a large dog area designed for dogs weighing 30 lbs or more.
Upland: Baldy View Dog Park, 11th Street between Mountain Avenue and San Antonio Avenue, Upland, CA
Baldy View Dog Park has a smaller fenced in area to accommodate small or timid dogs.
Vallejo: Wardlow Dog Park, Ascot Parkway across from Bethel High School, Vallejo, CA
Wardlow Dog Park includes two separately fenced areas: a small one for elderly and shy dogs, and a much larger fenced area for active dogs.
Venice: Westminster Dog Park, 1234 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA 90291
The dog park has a small dog area that is 50 ft X 25 ft.
Ventura Dog Parks
Ventura has two off-leash dog areas: Camino Real Park and Arroyo Verde Park. Camino Real, located at Dean Drive and Varsity Street, has a fenced in area in the southwest corner of the park. Arroyo Verde Park at Foothill and Day Road, has a designated off-leash area for use at specific times. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 6 – 9 AM excluding holidays and days reserved for special events.
Visalia: Plaza Park Leash-Free Dog Park
Located at Plaza Drive and Airport Road, Visalia, CA.
Thank you, Andrea!
Walnut Creek: Walnut Creek Dog Park, Heather Farm Park
Located at the north end of Heather Farm Park is a one-acre off-leash dog area fenced with segregated areas for small/senior dogs and large dogs. Parking and restrooms are available nearby, and the park is fully accessible to the disabled.
Aurora: Grandview Dog Park, 17500 E. Quincy Ave., Grandview, CO
Located next to Quincy Reservoir, the Grandview Dog Park offers drinking water for dogs (seasonally), a separate small dog area, bag stations and trash collection cans, and entry and exit gates.
Aurora: Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area
A valid Dog Off-Leash Pass is required for the use of the area.
Boulder Dog Parks
East Boulder Dog Park, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303
Foothills Dog Park, 800 Cherry Ave. Boulder, CO 80304
Howard Heuston Dog Park, 3200 34th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
Valmont Dog Park, 5275 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
Castle Rock: Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO
The dog off-leash area is in the easternmost point of Fairgrounds Regional Park. Dogs in other sections of the park must be leashed.
Colorado Springs Dog Parks & Dog Runs
Cheyenne Meadows Park (south portion) - Native grass area off Charmwood Dr. and Canoe Creek Dr.
Palmer Park - Old baseball field, .3 miles from Maizeland entrance.
Rampart Park - Just east of the baseball diamond.
Garden of the Gods Park - Area east of Rock Ledge Ranch & south of Gateway Rd.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space - Designated Dog Loop trail areas south of main parking lot.
Palmer Park - Yucca Flats.
Denver Dog Parks
Berkeley Dog Park - Sheridan and West 46th
Barnum Dog Park - Hooker and West 5th
Kennedy Dog Park - Hampden and South Dayton
Josephine Dog Park - Josephine and 16th Avenue
Fuller Dog Park - Franklin and East 29th
Green Valley Ranch East Dog Park - Jebel and East 45th
Stapleton Dog Park - East 24th Avenue and Syracuse Street
Railyard Dog Park - 19th Avenue and Little Raven Street
Lowry Dog Park - East 4th Place and South Yosemite Way
Greenway Dog Park - E 22nd Ave and Syracuse Street
Parkfield Dog Park- 53rd Avenue and Chambers Road
Douglas County Dog Off-Leash Parks
Greenland Open Space- Devon's Dog Park, 1532 Noe Road, Larkspur, CO
Bayou Gulch Regional Park
Fairgrounds Regional Park
Glendale Farm Open Space Trail, 12300 S. Havana Street, Castle Rock, CO
Highlands Ranch Metro District offers four off-leash areas:
Hound Hill at Highland Heritage Regional Park
Digger’s at Dad Clark Park
Fido’s Field at Foothills Park
Rover’s Run at Redstone Park
Durango: Off-Leash (Dog) Area
The Durango Dog Park is a 5-acre off-leash area which offers river access to the Animas River where dogs can play in the water. Pedestrian access to the site is on the south side of Highway 160, 0.1 miles west of the intersection of Highway 160 and 550. No on-site parking is available.
Englewood: Canine Corral, 4848 S Windermere St, Englewood, CO 80110
The Englewood Canine Corral is a dedicated off-leash dog park located on the west side of Belleview Park. The park is completely fenced and equipped with benches, pet stations, and other amenities.
Englewood: Parks With Off-Leash Areas
Centennial Park, 4630 S. Decatur
Duncan Park, 4880 S. Pennsylvania
Jason Park, 4299 S. Jason
Northwest Greenbelt (Zuni to Pecos along Harvard Gulch near Vassar Avenue)
Evergreen: Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-Leash Area, 32391 Stagecoach Boulevard, Evergreen, CO 80439
This 107-acre dog park features 3.2 miles of trails, including a 0.8-mile, crushed-gravel loop with gentle grades (Waggin’ Trail), accessible for people with disabilities, two fenced-in areas totaling 6 acres where dogs can socialize and romp, and 2.5 miles of natural surface trails for extended hikes.
Fort Collins Dog Parks
Spring Canyon Dog Park - located at the west end of Horsetooth Road, in the undeveloped Spring Canyon Community Park along Spring Creek.
Soft Gold Dog Park - located at Soft Gold Neighborhood Park at 520 Hickory Street. Hickory Street is located on North College Avenue just a ½ block north of Conifer Street (Jaxs).
Fossil Creek Dog Park - located at 5821 South Lemay Avenue at the entrance to Fossil Creek Community Park.
Grand Junction: Canyon View Dog Park, Canyon View Park, 726 24 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505
The Canyon View Dog Park is located at the north end of Canyon View Park, north of the softball field complex and across the driveway. There are two separate areas for small/senior and large/active dogs. The west area is for those small, senior, or shy dogs. The east point is for more active and larger dogs.
Greeley: Rover Run Dog Park
The dog park has benches, a portable restroom and receptacles for waste bags. Be sure to bring water for your dog. The dog park is open during daylight hours only.
Lafayette: The Great Bark Dog Park, 597 N. 119th St., Lafayette, CO 80026 The Great Bark Dog Park is the only public park where dogs are allowed to run off-leash. Amenities at the dog park include a 1/3 mile looping trail, covered benches, restrooms, a small/timid dog area, and logs for dogs to jump on and over.
Larkspur: Devon's Dog Park, Greenland Open Space, 1532 Noe Road, Larkspur, CO
Devon’s Dog Park is located on the east side of the Greenland Open Space trailhead. Devon’s Dog Park is open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Longmont CO Dog Parks
Park #1 - 21st and Francis
Park #2 - Airport & St Vrain Roads
Union Reservoir - 0461 WCR 26
Stephen Day Park - 1340 Deerwood
Rough & Ready Park - 21st and Alpine
Blue Skies Park - 1520 Mountain
Littleton: Chatfield State Park Dog Off-Leash Area
The Dog Off-Leash Area provides 69 acres of open space for dogs to exercise, including two ponds and miles of paved and unpaved walking trails. A valid Dog Off-Leash Pass is required for the use of the area.
Louisville CO Dog Parks
Louisville has two off-leash dog parks located in the southeast corner of Community Park at 955 Bella Vista Drive and on the north end of the Davidson Mesa Open Space at McCaslin Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
Parker: Bayou Gulch Regional Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 4815 Fox Sparrow Road, Parker, CO
Bayou Gulch Regional Park provides an off-leash area on the east side of Fox Sparrow Road. The dog park area is adjacent to 2.5 miles of soft surface trails that require dogs to be on-leash.
Westminster: Off-Leash Dog Park, 105th Ave. and Simms St., Westminster, CO
The off-leash area is partially fenced, so it is important that dogs are under voice command.
Wheat Ridge: Wheat Ridge Off-Leash Dog Park, Fruitdale Park, 4700 Miller St., Wheat Ridge, CO
The Dog Park is approximately 2 acres in size and situated in the northeast area of Fruitdale Park. It is surrounded by a 6 ft. fence with a divider fence that separates a large dog area from a small dog area.
Bristol: B.A.R.K Park in Rockwell Park
Located in Rockwell Park in Bristol, B.A.R.K. Park is a fenced, wooded area for dogs of all sizes to romp and play. There is a separate area for small dogs, but they're also welcome in the large dog area.
Granby: D.O.G.G.S. Park
The Granby D.O.G.G.S. Park is located within Salmon Brook Park on Routes 10 & 202.
Hamden: Hamden Dog Park at Bassett Park
Hamden Dog Park at Bassett ParkBassett Park is located at the corner of Ridge Rd. & Waite St.
Ridgefield: Bark Park
The Bark Park is located on Prospect Ridge behind Scalzo Field in Ridgefield.
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, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Talley-Day Bark Park is located at 1300 Foulk Rd. behind the Brandywine Hundred Library. The park includes a small, gated entrance cage with water fountains for people and dogs, and two large fenced areas for the dogs to run free.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Dog Parks in the District of Columbia
S Street Dog Park, S Street at 17th Street, NW and New Hamsphire Avenue, NW
Shaw Dog Park, 11th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Walter Pierce Dog Park, 20th Street and Calvert Street, NW
Kingsman Dog Park, 14th Street and Tennessee Avenue, NE
Newark Street Dog Park, 39th and Newark Street, NW
Upshur Dog Park, 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
Chevy Chase Dog Park, 41st & Livingston St, NW
Gage-Eckington Dog Park, 286 V St, NW
Langdon Dog Park, 2901 20th St, NE
Guy Mason Dog Park, 3600 Calvert Street, NW
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street, S.E.
Dogwalking at the cemetery is permitted by membership only. Membership is annual and runs from March 1st through the last day of February the following year.
Apopka: Doctors' Dog Park, 21 North Highland Avenue, Apopka, 32703
Doctors' Dog Park features water fountains, a pet shower, and benches.
Aventura: Waterways Dog Park, 3401 NE 213 St., Aventura, FL 33180
Waterways Dog Park is a waterfront park featuring open space, two comfort stations with doggie water fountains, doggie showers and a shaded patio with benches. Access requires a valid Aventura resident ID card.
Boca Raton: Boca Raton Dog Park, 751 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Boca Raton Dog Park contains one area for dogs over 50 pounds, one area for dogs from 20 to 50 pounds, and one area for dogs under 20 pounds.
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.
Cape Coral: Wagging Tails Dog Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Cape Coral's only dog park is located in Rotary Park and includes an area for small and large dogs. Registration is required to use the dog park.
Clearwater: Enterprise Dog Park, 2671 Enterprise Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761
Enterprise Dog 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. Both enclosures 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.
Cocoa Beach: Lori WIlson Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 1500 N. Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
Located in the southern portion of Lori Wilson Park. There is a fee to use the park.
Coral Springs: Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center Dog Park
Dr. Paul's Memorial Dog Park is located in The Sportsplex at Coral Springs, just east of the Sawgrass Expressway between Sample Road and Royal Palm Blvd.
DeBary: Gemini Springs Dog Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, FL
Gemini Springs Park has two sections, one for small dogs 25 pounds and under and another for large dogs over 25 pounds, and includes shaded areas, dog wash stations, water fountains for dogs, benches and picnic tables.
Delray Beach Dog Parks
Canine Cove - Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road, west of Boca Raton
Dog Park at Lake Ida - Lake Ida West Park, 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Pooch Pine - Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, west of West Palm Beach
Destin: Destin Dog Park, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541
The dog park is approximately 3 acres and includes separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.
Dunedin: Happy Tails Dog Park, 3051 Garrison Road, Dunedin, FL
Happy Tails Dog Park is divided into two separate areas -- a two-acre area for large dogs and a half-acre area for small dogs. Each area is fenced and contains a dog drinking fountain, benches, doggie litter bags and picnic tables. The large dog area contains dog training and exercise equipment.
Gainesville Dog Parks
The city of Gainesville has two parks that offer off-leash fenced dog areas at Northeast Park at 400 N.E. 16th Ave. and Possum Creek Park at 4009 N.W. 53rd Ave. Alachua County offers off-leash fenced dog areas at Forest Park at 4501 S.W. 20th Ave. and at Squirrel Ridge Park at 1603 S.W. Williston Road.
Hollywood Dog Parks
Dog Beach of Hollywood - located on Hollywood's North Beach between Pershing and Custer Streets.
Poinciana Neighborhood Dog Park - 1301 South 21st Avenue.
Emerald Hills Lakes Park - 3901 North 30th Terrace.
John Williams Park - Sheridan Oak Forest, 6101 Sheridan Street.
Oakridge Park - 5200 Southwest 35th Avenue.
Indian Rocks Beach: Leash-Free Dog Park
The Dog Park is located off of Gulf Boulevard between 9th Avenue & 10th Avenue in the Nature Preserve.
Islamorada: Founders Park Dog Park, MM 87 Bayside, Islamorada, FL
A huge public park in the center of Islamorada, Founders Park has a marina, boat ramps, beach, baseball fields, olympic pool, and a skate park. The Dog Park is located on the Bayside in Islamorada.
Jacksonville: Dog Wood Park, 7407 Salisbury Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL 32256
Dog Wood Park, one of the country's largest completely fenced dog parks, offers 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. The park is open to members from sunrise until 10 pm. Visitors may enter the park between 10 am and 4 pm daily M-F and 10-6 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Jacksonville Beach: Paws Dog Park, 468 Penman Rd. South, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Paws Dog Park has a large-dog area, a small-dog area, watering bowls, and benches.
Jenson Beach: Walton Rocks Beach/Dog Park, 6700 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
This off-leash dog park was established on 24 acres of beach property so dogs can romp in the sand and surf. It's dog-friendly year round and dogs can be leashed or off-leash.
Thank you, Julie Vergara!
Key West: Higgs Beach Dog Park, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
The Dog Park has separate areas for small and large dogs.
Miami Beach Bark Parks
There are six designated Bark Parks within the City of Miami Beach:
Flamingo Bark Park, 13th Street and Michigan Avenue
Pinetree Bark Park, 4400 Pinetree Drive
Washington Avenue Bark Park, 201 2nd Street
Belle Isle Park, Island Avenue on Belle Isle
North Shore Open Space Bark Park, Collins Avenue & 81st Street
South Pointe Park (Off-Leash) Bark Park, 1 Washington Avenue
All parks feature several amenities including, two double fenced in dog runs for large and small breeds, drinking fountains, benches, biodegradable doggie bag stations and trash receptacles.
Miami-Dade County Dog Parks
Miami-Dade Parks currently has five designated Dog Parks:
Dog Park at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
Bark Park at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E 65 Street, Hialeah, Miami, FL
Northeast Regional Dog Park at East Greynolds Park, 16700 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Tropical Park,16700 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
West Kendall District Park, 11255 SW 157TH Ave, Miami, FL
Naples: Naples Dog Park, 99 Riverside Circle, Naples, FL 34102
The Naples Dog Park consists of two sections: the south section allows large dogs to run freely on 1 acre of land, while the north section is composed of .35 acres and is dedicated to small dogs. All dogs entering the park must be registered and have a City of Naples Dog Tag placed on the collar.
New Port Richey: MeadowDog Park
Meadows Dog Park is located at Larch Lane & Meadowbrook Lane. It has separate small and large dog areas.
Orange City: Waggin’ Trail Dog Park, 1201 South Leavitt Ave., Orange City, FL
Waggin’ Trail Dog Park has two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and the other for large dogs.
Orange County Dog Parks
West Orange Dog Park - 12400 Marshall Farms Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Downey Dog Park - 10107 Flowers Ave., Orlando, FL 32825
Meadow Woods Dog Park - 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824
Barber Park Dog Park - 3701 Gatlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32812
Barnett Park Dog Park - 4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808
Dr. Phillips Dog Park - 8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd., Orlando, FL 32836
Yucatan Dog Park - 6400 Yucatan Dr., Orlando, Fl 32807
Summerport Dog Park - 14491 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd., Windermere, FL 34786
Panama City Beach: Frank Brown Park Dog Park
The Frank Brown Dog Park is a fenced in dog park located at the back left section of the park as you drive through.
Pembroke Pines: Pembroke Pines Dog Park, 9751 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
The dog park features two separate play areas according to the dog’s size, and various obstacles for dogs to go through.
Pinellas County "Paw Playgrounds"
Dog Parks are located at the following Pinellas County Parks: Fort De Soto Park - Fort De Soto has the only dog park where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. There are also 2 fenced in areas near the beach for large and small dog with water stations (beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of dog park).
A.L. Anderson Park - 39699 U.S. HWY. 19 N., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Boca Ciega Park - 12410 74th Ave. N. (Old Oakhurst Rd.), Seminole, FL 33772
John Chesnut Sr. Park - 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
Eagle Lake Park - 1800 Keene Road, Largo, FL 33771
Sand Key Park - 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
Walsingham Park - 12615 102nd Ave. N., Largo, FL 33778
Ponte Vedra Beach: Paws Dog Park, 210 Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Paws Dog Park offers two large fenced in areas with a pond and obstacles for dogs to play on.
Santa Rosa Beach: Bark Park
Located on J D Miller Road just off Highway 98, one block west of the 331 and 98 intersection, the Bark Park offers a Little Dogs area and a Big Dogs area.
Sarasota County Paw Parks
17th Street Paw Park - 4570 17th St., Sarasota
Arlington Paw Park - 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota
Brohard Beach Paw Park - 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice
Lakeview Paw Park - 7150 Lago St., Sarasota
Woodmere Paw Park - 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Satellite Beach: Satellite Beach Dog Park, 750 Jamaica Boulevard, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
The Satellite Beach Dog Park has a separate small dog area, dog wash station, picnic tables, and benches.
Sebastian: Sebastian Bark Park
Located on Keen Terrace & South Wimbrow, Bark Park includes watering facilities, sally-port entries and a small and large dog section.
St. Petersburg Dog Parks
North Shore Dog Park - 7th Ave. & North Shore Dr. NE
Lake Vista Dog Park - 1401- 62nd Ave. S.
Walter Fuller Dog Park- 7901 - 30th Ave. N.
Crescent Lake Dog Park - 1320 - 5th St. N.
Coquina Key Dog Park - 3595 Locust St. SE
Kenwood Dog Park - 401 20 Street N
Tallahassee: Tom Brown Park/Dog Area, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
The dog 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 Dog Parks and Leash-Free Areas
There are nine parks in the City of Tampa that have designated leash-free zones:
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park - 600 N. Ashley Drive
Giddens Park - 5202 N. 12th Street
Picnic Island Park (Beach) - 7409 Picnic Island Blvd.
Davis Islands (Beach) - 1002 Severn Street
James Urbanski Dog Park at Al Lopez Park - 4810 N. Himes Avenue
Rowlett Park - 2401 E. Yukon
Gadsden Park - 6901 S. MacDill Avenue
Palma Ceia Park - 2200 Marti Street
Washington Street Park - 118 N. 12th Street
Tampa: Davis Islands Seaplane Basin
Located at the end of Davis Islands, the Davis Islands Seaplane Basin offers an off-leash area for dogs.
Tampa: Logan Gate Dog Park, 7374 Monterey Blvd., Tampa, FL 33625
The dog park 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.
Venice: Paw Park and South Brohard Beach, 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice, FL
A fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in the county where dogs are allowed. For a map to Paw Park and South Brohard Beach click here
Wellington: Greenbriar Park Dog Park, 2975 Greenbriar Boulevard, Wellington, FL
The Dog Park is a large fenced in, off-leash area separated into sections for small, medium, and large breed dogs.
West Palm Beach: Pooch Pines At Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, west of West Palm Beach, Florida
Pooch Pines has 2 large dog sections (one open at a time on rotation basis for rest and maintenance) and 1 small dog section.
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. Dogs are not allowed off-leash in the unfenced area. Friends of Fleet Peeples Park, Park Ordinances/Rules
Athens-Clarke County Dog Parks
Memorial Park Dog Park - 293 Gran Ellen Drive (off Milledge), Athens, GA
Sandy Creek Park Dog Park - 400 Holman Road, Athens, GA
Wiggley Field at Southeast Clarke Park - Corner of Lexington and Whit Davis (entrance off Whit Davis), Athens, GA
ParkGrounds is a coffee shop with a fenced-in dog park in the back.
Decatur Dog Parks
Adair Dog Park, in Adair Park - access from Trinity Avenue near the DeKalb History Center's historic complex.
Glenlake Dog Park, in Glenlake Park - 1121 Church St.
Oakhurst Dog Park- 450 East Lake Dr.
Dunwoody: Brook Run Dog Park
The Brook Run Dog Park is located in the Liane Levitan Park at Brook Run in Dunwoody, GA.
Gainesville: Laurel Bark Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30506
The dog park features two fenced in 1 acre dog runs (one for small dogs & one for large dogs).
Hampton: Bark Park, 307 North Mt. Carmel Road, Hampton, GA 30228
Located in N. Mt. Carmel Park 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.
Macon: Macon Dog Park
The Macon Dog Park is located near Mercer University, one block north of Tatnall Square at the corner of Chestnut and Adams Streets.
Peachtree City: Peachtree City Dog Park, 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269
The Peachtree City Dog Park has a large dog area and a small/senior dog area.
Savannah: Daffin Park Dog Park, 1198 Washington Ave (Washington & Bell Street), Savannah, GA 31404
The Daffin Park Dog Park has a small dog and a large dog section.
Tybee Island: Tybee Dog Parks
The Tybee Dog Parks are located at the intersection of Van Horne and Fort Streets, between the Police Station and River's End Campground and RV Park. There are two dog parks. The one immediately on Fort Street is for small dogs of 20 lbs or less. The larger park, accessible from Van Horn or Fort Street is for larger dogs.
Honolulu Off Leash Dog Parks
Bark Park - Diamond Head Rd. and 18th Avenue.
Hawaii Kai Dog Park - Keahole Street at the makai end of the Hawaii Kai Park & Ride.
Moanalua Dog Park - at Moanalua Community Park off Pu'uloa Road.
Mililani Dog Park- at Mililani Mauka District Park at Park & Ride, 95-1069 Ukuwai St.
Humane Society Dog Park
Honolulu: Humane Society Dog Park, 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
The Humane Society Dog Park is one-third acre of grass, trees and tropical foliage at the Hawaiian Humane Society. The grounds are encircled by a redwood fence.
Honolulu: Moanalua Dog Park
The Moanalua Dog Park is located next to the tennis and basketball courts in the Moanalua Community Park, situated between the Moanalua Freeway and Puuloa Road, off Mahiole Street.
Boise: Dogs Off-Leash Parks/Areas
Morris Hill Park
Pine Grove Park
Ann Morrison Park (Winter Only)
Castle Hills Park
Williams Park (Pilot)
Boise: Military Reserve Off-Leash Dog Park
The Military Reserve Dog Off-Leash Park is located at at the entrance to the Military Reserve, at the corner or Reserve St. and Mountain Cove Road. There are also several controlled off-leash trails located in Military Reserve.
Boise: Morris Hill Park Dog Park
Located at the corner of Roosevelt Street and Alpine Street, near the Morris Hill Cemetery. Morris Hill Dog Park features mulch ground cover, a picnic shelter provided by the Idaho Humane Society, picnic tables, benches, trees, and a doggie drinking fountain (water is available from mid-April through mid-October).
Nampa; Nampa Dog Park, 2900 2nd Street South (about 20 miles west of Boise), Nampa, ID
The Nampa Dog Park is located on the intersection of 2nd Street South and East Amity Avenue near the Kings Road overpass. There is a small dog area and a large dog area.
Aurora: Lincoln Park Dog Park
Lincoln Park Dog Park is located on the south side of Lincoln Park, at Russell and Lakewood on the west side of Aurora.
Aurora: Phillips Park Dog Park
Dogs have about three acres to roam in the gated facility at the park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. Enter the dog park facility near the west recreational area parking lot north of Pleasant Place and Parker Avenue. A second entrance is located further down Mastodon Trail about 50 yards south of the corner of Gates Street and Ashland Avenue.
Blue Island: Bark Park
Blue Island Park District’s Bark Park is located at 2601 W. 119th Street, Blue Island, IL.
DuPage County Forest Preserves Off-Leash Dog Areas
Off-leash areas are located at six DuPage County forest preserves:
Blackwell in Warrenville
East Branch in Glendale Heights
Greene Valley in Naperville
Mayslake in Oak Brook
Pratt’s Wayne Woods in Wayne
Springbrook Prairie in Naperville
Owners must have their dogs’ valid off-leash permits in their possession when in the off-leash areas.
Frankfort: Frankfort Bark Park
The Bark Park is located at Sauk Trail and 80th Ave. in Frankfort, IL. It is a members-only park; you must register your dog with the Frankfort Park District to receive an access card.
Chicago: Noethling Playlot Park AKA "Wiggly Field," 2645 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago IL 60614
Located in the Lincoln Park community, Noethling Playlot Park is a half acre dog-friendly area known to local residents as Wiggly Field.
Chicago: Wiggly Field Dog Park
Wiggly Field is a private, permit-only Dog Park located in Reed Keppler Park near the Dyer Nature Sanctuary. Dogs must be registered at the West Chicago Park District office.
Chicago: Grant Bark Park, Columbus Dr. & 11th St., Chicago, IL 60605
Grant Bark Park is located behind the Chicago Park District Maintenance building on Columbus Dr.
Cook County Off-Leash Dog Areas
There are only two locations within the District’s holdings where dogs may be unleashed: the Beck Lake and Bremen Grove Off-Leash Dog Areas. A permit is required to use these areas.
Crystal Lake: Hound Town Dog Park, Lippold Park
The Hound Town Dog Park is located in Lippold Park. A permit and fee are required to use the Dog Park.
Hanover Park: Mallard Lake Forest Preserve Dog Exercise Area
The south side of Hanover Park is surrounded by a large portion of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. To the east of County Farm Road, Mallard Lake Forest Preserve offers fishing piers, a reservable shelter, a dog exercise area, parking, and a bike path.
Highland Park: Moraine Park Dog Beach, 2501 Sheridan Road, Sheridan Rd. and Moraine Rd., Highland Park, IL
A portion of the Moraine Beach is designated as a fenced, off-leash exercise beach for dogs, April 1 through Oct. 31. A picture permit card is required.
Joliet: Will County Forest Preserve Dog Parks
Dogs are permitted at forest preserves but are prohibited at designated State Nature Preserves unless otherwise posted. Four preserves also provide dog parks:
Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access in Wilmington (9 acres, including a separate 3-acre park for dogs under 35 lbs.)
Hammel Woods - DuPage River Access in Shorewood (8.5 acres)
Messenger Marsh in Homer Glen (7 acres, including a separate 1.1-acre park for dogs under 35 lbs.)
Whalon Lake in Naperville (11.9 acres, including a separate 1.9-acre park for dogs under 35 lbs.)
A permit is required in order to use the dog parks,
Lake in the Hills: Lake in the Hills Bark Park, 9027 Haligus Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
The Lake in the Hills Bark Park divided into three separate areas -- one area is exclusively for “Dog Adjustment” and initiating new dogs to the park, and the other two sections allow the Parks Division to rest one area while the other area is being used. Membership is required.
Lake County: Lake County Forest Preserves
There are four off-leash Dog Exercise Areas in Lake County Forest Preserves. A permit and fee are required.
Morton: Oakwood Park Dog Park
The Dog Park is a three acre fully enclosed facility with large and small dog areas along with a water fountain for owners and pets.
Park Ridge: Paws Park, 2800 W. Oakton Avenue, Park Ridge, IL
Membership is required.
Peoria: Bradley Dog Park, Laura Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Farmington Road at West Main and Park Road, Peoria, IL 61606
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!
Rockford: Canine Corners Dog Parks
Canine Corners Dog Parks locations:
Elliot Park near the golf course maintenance entrance, S. Lyford and Mill Roads, Rockford, IL 61108
Rock Cut State Park, southeast corner, 7901 Harlem Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
Searls Park, opposite the baseball diamonds, 4950 Safford Rd., Rockford, IL 61101
An annual, semi-annual, or one-day Pooch Pass (in the form of a visible dog tag) is required for all dogs using the parks. Dog owners are required to register and pay in person.
Skokie/Evanston: Pooch Park, 3220 Oakton St. (Channelside Park), Skokie, IL
Pooch Park has a separate “agility” area and separate puppy/small dog area, and drinking fountains for both people and dogs.
Swansea: Swansea Dog Park, Melvin Price Memorial Park, 1500 Caseyville Avenue, Swansea, IL
Membership is required.
Wilmette: Gillson Park Dog Beach
Dog Beach is located at the south end of Gillson Park, Dogs must have a permit to use the Dog Beach. Dog Beach Hours:
May 25 to Sept. 2, 2013 - Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
September 3, 2013 to May 25, 2014 - Seven days a week: 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Indianapolis Bark Parks
Broad Ripple Bark Park, Broad Ripple Park and Family Center, 1550 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis
Eagle Creek Bark Park, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis
Paul Ruster Bark Park, Paul Ruster Park, 11300 E. Prospect Street, Indianapolis
Dog owners must obtain a Pooch Pass in order to use the parks.
Indianapolis: Pet Park, Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
The dog park is located on the campus of the Humane Society of Indianapolis.
LaPorte County No-Leash Dog Exercise Areas
Bluhm County Park (3 acres), 3855 South 1100 West, Westville, IN
Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres), 7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City, IN
Luhr County Park ( 1 acre), 3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte, IN
Small Animal Shelter (1 acre), 2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte, IN
Valparaiso: Canine Country Club
Canine Country Club is a privately owned dog park located in Valparaiso, Indiana. Memberships are available for terms of one month to one year. Day passes are available during office hours.
Cedar Falls: Paw Park, 3200 S. Main, S. Main & Hwy. 58 Overpass, Cedar Falls, IA
Annual passes are available for purchase @ $15 per dog.
Cedar Rapids Off Leash Dog Parks
The city of Cedar Rapids operates two off-leash areas for dog owners and their pets:
Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park,Cedar Bend Lane SW, off Old River Road.
K9Acres at Squaw Creek Park in Squaw Creek Park, 5200 Golf Course Road.
Permits are required to use the off-leash dog areas.
Clinton: Prairie Pastures Dog Park, Eagle Point Park, N. 3rd St. & Stockwell Lane, Clinton, IA
The entrance to Prairie Pastures Dog 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, a nature trail and wading pools in the summer, and a swimming pond.
Rita's Ranch Dog Park in Scott Park, Scott Blvd./Court St./Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245
All dogs using Rita's Ranch Park must have a park permit tag.
Iowa City: Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park at Peninsula Park
All dogs using the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park (TOP) must have a park permit tag. Johnson Country Dog Parks
Sioux City: Lewis and Clark Dog Park in Bacon Creek Park, 5201 Correctionville Road, Sioux City, IA
5 acres fenced, small dog area, drinking fountain, benches, shelters, message board.
West Des Moines: Raccoon River Park Dog Park
The Dog Park is located just to the east of the softball complex in Raccoon River Park. Permits are required to use the dog park.
DeSoto, Johnson County: Kill Creek Streamway Park Off-Leash Dog Area
The 16-acre off-leash area is located adjacent to the 95th Street access point and parking lot.
Emporia: Dryer Park Buck Fund Dog Park
The Buck Fund Dog Park offers fenced areas for dogs to run and play off-leash with many dog-friendly features.
Lawrence: Mutt Run Dog Park, 1330 East 902 Road, Lawrence, KS
Mutt Run dog park includes restrooms, a drinking fountain, water for dogs and a small parking lot. Mowed paths run through the fields and along wooded areas.
Lawrence: Off-Leash Dog Park in Riverfront Park
The Off-Leash Dog Park in Riverfront Park is located at the intersection of North Second St. and Highways 24 and 40 in Lawrence, KS.
Olathe, Johnson County: Heritage Park Off-Leash Dog Area
The Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area is a 30-acre area with a fenced open space and a small pond where dogs can swim. The off-leash area is accessible from all entrances of the park but is closest to the entrance at 16240 Lackman Road.
Overland Park: Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park Off-Leash Dog Area
The seven acre off-leash area is located near the center of the park. The flat, open space is fenced and equipped with ample parking.
Shawnee, Johnson County: Shawnee Mission Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Located east of the observation tower on John Barkley Drive, the 53-acre off-leash area features a dog swim area along with wood chip and natural surface trails through grassland and wooded areas. The area also includes paved parking and portable toilets. The area is open year-round during regular park hours except Tuesdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 am.
Topeka: Hill's Bark Park
Located at the SE corner of Gage Park in Topeka, Hill's Bark Park has two separate fenced-in areas with double gated entrances for small and large breed dogs. Inside each area there are picnic tables, chairs, benches, water facilities, pet waste stations, and dog toys.
Ashland: Ashland Boyd County Dog Park
The dog park is located off West Summit Road (behind Boyd County Middle School) in Ashland, KY.
Burlington: Boone County Dog Park, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005
The Boone County Dog Park is a four-acre park with two one and one half acre sections for small dogs, two one-acre sections for large dogs, and is securely fenced with a double gate entry system. Each section has a shelter and benches and there are also water fountains for pooches and people alike, and a paved parking area.
Covington: Kenton Paw Park
The Kenton Paw Park is 2 enclosed areas in Pioneer Park, only 1 1/2 miles south I275 at exit 80. Pioneer Park is located on Madison Pike in Kenton County.
Baton Rouge Dog Parks
Raising Cane's Dog Park at Greenwood Community Park, 13350 Highway 19
Raising Cane's Dog Park at Zachary Community Park, 20055 Highway 964, Zachary
Burbank Dog Park at Burbank Sports Complex, 12400 Burbank Drive
Raising Cane's Dog Park at City-Brooks Community Park, 1442 City Park Ave.
Raising Cane's Dog Park at Forest Community Park, 13900 Harrell's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge: Raising Cane's Dog Park at City Brooks Community Park, 1442 City Park Ave., Baton Rouge, LA
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, 12400 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
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 email@example.com to obtain a permit.
Thank you, Marcia Wall!
Biddeford: Biddeford Dog Park
The dog park is located at Rotary Park on Outer Main Street, #550, Biddeford, Maine.
Old Orchard Beach: Dog Park
The Dog Park is located in Memorial Park Next To AZ's Market. It has two sections, one is a large fenced in area which is open to any size dog, and the other area which is much smaller is restricted to dogs 30lbs. and under.
Ogunquit: Ogunguit Dog Park
The Dog Park is now open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week. There is a separate gate installed directly in front of the Transfer Station, and signs are posted. Water is available from April 1 to mid-November.
Yarmouth: Royal River Park
Located in the center of town, Royal River Park encompasses 40 acres of land offering walkways with scenic vistas along the Royal River. Dogs are allowed off-leash during all park hours only in the designated Off-Leash Area provided at “Picnic Point.”
MARYLAND Anne Arundel County Dog Parks
Baltimore: Canton Dog Park
The Canton Dog Park is located at the intersection of South Bouldin and Toone Streets, just north of Boston Street in East Baltimore. The Dog Park is divided into two sections: one for large dogs, and one for smaller or older dogs.
Baltimore: Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD 21210
Paw Point is a fully fenced, 1 acre off leash swim and play park. Paw Point is a membership dog park located at the tip of the peninsula within Robert E. Lee Park, a short walk from the Park’s main entrance on Lakeside Drive.
Baltimore County Dog Parks
Baltimore County has four dog parks:
Perry Paw at Honeygo Run Regional Park, 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park, 300 Willow Spring Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222
Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, MD 21210
B.A.R.C. Park at Hannah More Park, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Registration is required to use all parks and all dogs must be properly licensed.
Charles County: Turkey Hill & White Plains Dog Parks
White Plains Dog Park is located in White Plains Regional Park, 1015 St. Charles Parkway. Turkey Hill Dog Park is located in Turkey Hill Park, 9430 Turkey Hill Road. Each one-acre park has two separate fenced-in areas. The large area is designed for general dog play. The smaller area is for smaller dogs, puppies (must be at least 4 months old) or for shy dogs not quite ready to socialize in the larger general play area.
College Park: College Park Dog Park
The dog park is fenced, has running water, members pitch in to keep the park clean of waste, and M-NCPPC maintains a healthy grass surface with shade trees.
Ellicott City, Howard County: Worthington Dog Park, 8170 Hillsborough Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Worthington Dog Park has two separate enclosures: the regular area and the small, timid, or elderly dog area. There are also fenced areas for rent and dog training is available. The off-leash area is open seasonally, weather permitting.
Montgomery County Dog Parks
Black Hill Regional Park Dog Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD
Ridge Road Dog Park, 21155 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD
Wheaton Dog Park, 11710 Orebaugh Ave., Wheaton, MD
Cabin John Dog Park, 10900 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD
Olney Manor Dog Park, 16601 Georgia Avenue, Olney MD
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!
Brookline: Green Dog Off Leash Program
Brookline has 14 off-leash areas scattered across the Town, with specific off-leash hours established by the Park and Recreation Commission.
Cambridge Off Leash Parks
Fort Washington, 101 Waverly Street between Erie Street and Putnam Avenue
Pacific Street Park, Pacific Street and Sydney Street
Danehy Park, 99 Sherman Street near Garden and New Street
Fresh Pond Reservation
Medway: Henry Garnsey Canine Recreation Park AKA Medway Dog Park
The Dog Park is located between Village Street and Cottage Street in Medway, MA. A free dog park license is required to use this park.
Provincetown: Pilgrim Bark Park
Pilgrim Bark Park is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Shank Painter Road in Provincetown, MA. There is a general dog section and a section exclusively for small dogs under 25 pounds.
Sharon: Sharon Dog Park, 30 E Foxboro St
Sharon, MA 02067
Conveniently located 7 minutes off I-95 in Sharon, halfway between Providence and Boston, the dog park is fully fenced in with double entry gates and a smaller area park for dogs who aren't ready to play with the big dogs
Clinton Township: Dog Park in Civic Center Park
The dog park is located behind the Senior Adult Life Center in the Civic Center park. Open dawn till dusk 365 days a year to dog park pass holders. Dogs of all sizes can come and enjoy this 1.5 acre fenced in doggie play area. Featured amenities include benches, complimentary pet waste bags, an area for small dogs and a drinking fountain for humans and their four legged friends.
Dexter: Paw Run Dog Park
Paw Run is consists of 18 completely fenced acres approximately 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Paw Run is a private membership-based recreation area. Applicants’ dogs must pass a temperament test before they gain access to property.
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). There is large dog area and a small dog/puppy area.
Grand Rapids: Shaggy Pines Dog Park
This 20-acre private park is located in the heart of Cascade Township serving the Metro Grand Rapids area. There is an enclosed small dog area specifically for dogs under 30 pounds and a large human-made dog swimming pond.
Harbor Country Dog Parks
Sari Asher Memorial Dog Park, 1420 Washington St, New Buffalo, MI
Harbert Community Dog Park, on the south end of Harbert Community Park, just off Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, MI 49115
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
Norman F. Kruse Park has about one mile of Lake Michigan Beach. A dog beach is located on the beach along the northern part of the park.
New Buffalo: Sari Asher Memorial Park Dog Park
The dog park is located at 1420 East Washington St. in New Buffalo.
Oakland County Dog Parks
Lyon Oaks Dog Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
Orion Oaks Dog Park, 2301 W Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
Red Oaks Dog Park, 31353 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Saginaw: Bark Park
Bark Park is located in the back part of Imerman Memorial Park, 3495 Midland Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603. The .46 acre fenced dog park is complete with three agility obstacles, a doggie dropping clean up station and four benches.
Saline: Saline Dog Park
The Dog Park is in Millpond Park (or Mill Pond Park), at the end of W. Bennett St, Saline, MI. The park is fenced on three sides, with the sparkling waters of the Saline River forming the other side. Water dogs are welcome to swim.
Warren: Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park
The Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park is open at Burdi Park, located at Pauline Street and 12 Mile Road. The dog park is situated in the southwest corner of Burdi Park, and features a six foot fence surrounding a one acre portion of Burdi Park, with water supply, several park benches, pooper scooper bags and secure access.
Westland, Wayne County: Hawthorne Ridge Dog Park
The Wayne County Parks Dog Park is located at Hawthorne Ridge Park in Westland (Hines Drive, west of Merriman Road). The dog park is open June - April (closed for the month of May for grass re-seeding) from dawn until dusk. All dogs must be registered at the Wayne County Parks office in the Nankin Mills building in Westland.
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!
Burnsville: Alimagnet Dog Park, 200 Alimagnet Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
Alimagnet Dog Park is located two blocks north of County Road 42 on County Road 11 in Burnsville, MN and includes a separate area for small, timid, fragile, and elderly dogs. There is an optional membership of $20/year per household to help support the administration and maintenance costs of the park.
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.
Minneapolis Off Leash Dog Parks
Franklin Terrace Off-Leash Recreation Area, 925 Franklin Terrace, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Recreation Area, 2845 Lake of the Isles Parkway W, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Minnehaha Off-Leash Recreation Area, 5399 South Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55417
St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area, 700 St. Anthony Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Loring Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 50403
Victory Prairie Off-Leash Recreation Area, 4701 Russell Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412
Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Recreation Area, 3845 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409
Minneapolis/Three Rivers Park District: Dog Off-Leash Areas
Parks have both fenced and unfenced off-leash areas.
Ramsey County Off-Leash Dog Areas
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation operates four off-leash areas at the following locations:
Battle Creek Regional Park (Maplewood)
Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park (White Bear Township)
Rice Creek Regional Trail Corridor (Shoreview)
Woodview Open Space (Roseville)
Rochester Dog Parks
Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park, Pinewood Road SE - north of Pinewood Elementary School
Jean & Carl Frank NW Canine Park, West side of West Circle Drive at Members Parkway
Rosemount: Dakota Woods Dog Park, 16470 Blaine Ave., Rosemount, MN
Dakota Woods Dog Park is a 16-acre, fenced, wooded park centrally located in Dakota County, just east of Rosemount.
Roseville: Reservoir Woods Off-Leash Dog Park, 1901 Alta Vista Drive, Roseville, MN
Dogs can be exercised off-leash in two soft trail areas, located off of Larpenteur Avenue just east of Dale Street. The area to the left of the park entrance is completely fenced so it is accessible to people with limited mobility and their dogs can enjoy the park too. The second area is designed so that dogs can run free in approximately five acres of open space.
St. Paul: Arlington/Arkwright Off-Leash Dog Area
Commonly referred to as OLDA, the dog area is located on the corner of Arlington and Arkwright.
St. Paul: High Bridge Dog Park
The High Bridge Dog Park is a 7-acre, former coal power plant site that was given to the City for operation as a dog-park following clean-up in May 2012. The park is located just south of Shepard Road, west of Upper Landing, north of the River, and just beneath the Smith Ave High Bridge.
Petal: Petal Dog Park
Petal Dog Park is located on Dawson Cut Off, just off South Main Street, behind the A & B Cycles in Petal, Mississippi. The dog park features two separate fenced enclosures, one for smaller dogs and one for the larger dogs.
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!
Columbia Dog Parks/Leash Free Areas
Columbia MO has three fenced dog parks and three other leash-free areas.
Cottleville: Bark Park
The dog park is located in Legacy Park off of Hwy N just North of City Hall.
Creve Coeur: Creve Coeur Dog Park, 12301 Conway Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Creve Coeur Dog Park is a 2.5 acre fenced area in the northeast area of Conway Park at 12301 Conway Road. The dog park is divided into two sections: a two-acre large dog area and a one-half acre small dog area that is reserved for dogs smaller than 30 pounds. The Creve Coeur Dog Park is open to registered members only.
Kansas City: Penn Valley Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 29th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO
The dog park is a 2.7 acre fenced off-leash area with two double-gated entries for safety. There is an additional area for small dogs 40 lbs. and under, eldery or handicapped. The park offers water fountains for people and dogs, as well as a spigot for filling water bottles.
Kansas City: Wayside Waifs Bark Park, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137
The Bark Park is open for members only and requires a card for entry.
St. Charles: DuSable Dog Park, Off-Leash Canine Recreation Area
This 2. 5 acre facility is divided into 3 sections. Two sections are designated for either large dogs or small dogs and occasionally rotated to help save the turf.A non-reservable pavilion was installed to provide shade to guests in the North area.
St. Louis: Central West End Dog Park, 4597 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63108
The Central West End's Only Secure Dog Park is a members only dog park.
Wentzville: Broemmelsiek Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 1615 Schwede Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385
The 4.5 acre Off-Leash Dog Area has a large pond for dogs to splash around and play.
Bozeman Off-Leash Dog Parks
Canine Beach at the Bozeman Ponds
Centennial Park - 5:00am until 9:00am
Regional Park off of Oak St.
Snowfill Recreation Area
Sports Complex off of Highland Blvd (Behind field 4)
Missoula Off-Leash Dog Areas
Jacobs Island Bark Park
Fort Missoula Canine Campus
Some Areas on Mount Sentinel and North Hills
Some Areas on Mount Jumbo
USFS Missoula Ranger District Recreation Areas
Norfolk: Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area, TaHaZouka Park, 2201 South 13th Street, Norfolk, NE
The dog park consists of two separate and secure areas. There is a small area, .38 acres, for smaller and less active dogs and a larger area, 1.68 acres, for larger and more active dogs. Both areas are surrounded by six-foot chain-link fencing with access through a double gated entrance for a more secure setting. There is water available, benches, dog waste baggies, a trash can, and plenty of shade.
North Platte Dog Parks
Waggin' Tails Dog Park at Centennial Park - located at the east end of Centennial Park just south of Leota and Union.
Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park - located at 18th and Ash St.
Omaha Dog Parks
Hefflinger Dog Park in Hefflinger Park, 112th and W Maple Rd., Omaha, NE 68164
Hanscom Dog Park in the northeast corner of Hanscom Park, 32nd Avenue and Woolworth Ave., Omaha, NE 68105
Scottsbluff: Riverside Park Dog Park, 1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
The dog park is located within Riverside Park behind the Zoo.
Las Vegas: Dog Fancier's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89122
Located next to Horseman’s Park, Dog Fancier's Park is a 12-acre park with five totally enclosed areas for dogs.
Las Vegas Dog Parks
Barkin' Basin Park, Adjacent to W. Wayne Bunker Park
All American Park Dog Run
Centennial Hills Park Dog Runs
Charlie Kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex Dog Runs
Children's Memorial Park Dog Park
Reno Dog Parks
Whitaker Park Dog Park, 550 University Terrace, between Washington and Ralston Streets.
Virginia Lake Park Dog Park in the north field at Mountain View and Lakeside Drive.
Sparks: Sparks Marina Park Dog Park, 300 Howard Drive, Sparks, NV
The dog park is located on the south end of the Sparks Marina.
Portsmouth: Portsmouth Dog Park
The Portsmouth Dog Park is located near downtown between South Mill Pond and the public tennis courts, in an area known as the South Mill Park.
Rochester: Rochester Dog Park, Taylor Ave off Rochester Neck Rd., Rochester, NH
The dog park park covers half an acre, is fully fenced, and includes a separate area for small dogs. There is a membership fee of $25/year to use the park. Membership is open to any dog owners, including owners who do not live in Rochester, NH.
Berkeley Township: Robert J. Miller Airpark Off-Leash Dog Area, 901 Route 530,
Berkeley Township, NJ
There is an annual fee of $5.00 per dog.
Essex County Off-Leash Dog Facilities
Essex County Watsessing Park, Locust Avenue, Bloomfield
Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Crest Drive, Maplewood/Millburn
Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair
Franklin Township: Colonial Park Dog Park
The dog park is a three acre (530' by 250') fenced area located in Colonial Park. The leash-free dog area is located off of Mettlers Road and is accessed via the same driveway as the Spooky Brook Golf Maintenance area.
Hoboken Parks & Dog Runs
There are dog runs in the following parks:
1600 Park, 16th St and Park Ave.
Church Square Park, Garden St. Btw 4th & 5th St.
Elysian Park, Hudson St. Btw 10th &11th St.
Lakewood: Ocean County Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 659 Ocean Ave. (Route 88), Lakewood, NJ
There is an annual fee of $5.00 per dog.
Lincroft: Thompson Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
The 1.5 acre off-leash area at Thompson Park consists of a 1¼-acre area for dogs over 35 lbs and a ¼-acre “small dog area” for dogs that weigh 35 lbs or less.
Livingston: Livingston Dog Park in East Hills Park
The dog park is located in East Hills Park, on Shrewsbury Drive, just south of East Mount Pleasant Avenue. It features a separate area for small dogs up to 25 pounds.
Princeton: Rocky Top Dog Park, 4106 Route 27 (Lincoln Highway), Princeton, NJ 08540
Rocky Top Dog Park is a fee-based facility operated by South Brunswick Township. The park contains three fenced-in areas for small, medium and large dogs. It also contains a walking path, a pavilion and a small pond.
Oceanport: Wolf Hill Recreation Area, 3 Crescent Place, Oceanport , NJ 07757
The Wolf Hill Recreation Area off-leash dog area combines an area for dogs of all sizes as well as a smaller area for dogs 35 lbs. or less. The area features two concrete patios with sheltered picnic tables while the small dog area includes one concrete patio with sheltered picnic area.
Sante Fe: Eldorado Dog Park, 1 Hacienda Loop, Santa Fe, NM 87508
The Dog Park is located at the Community Center in Eldorado at Santa Fe, a community situated at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, approximately 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza.
Santa Fe: Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park, 160 Camino de Las Crucitas, Santa Fe, NM 87501
The only official dog park in Santa Fe, Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park has arroyos and hills, miles of paths, and commanding views of the town. The park is not fenced so dogs must be under voice control.
Albany Dog Parks
The City of Albany has four dog parks:
Westland Hills Dog Park on Colvin Avenue in Westland Hills Park.
Hartman Road Dog Park, New Scotland Avenue and Hartman Road, adjacent to the Community Garden.
Normanskill Farm Dog Park, Delaware Avenue, just before the bridge to Delmar.
Department of General Services Dog Park, Erie Boulevard, north of Huck Finn’s Warehouse and the 1-90 bridge overpass.
Amherst: Paw Park, 550 Smith Road, Amherst, NY 14228
Paw Park offers separate areas for small and large dogs.
Brooklyn: Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Avenue & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY
Dogs are allowed off-leash before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.
Brooklyn: Hillside Dog Park
Hillside Dog Park is located in Brooklyn Heights, bordering DUMBO, two blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, bounded by Middagh St, Vine Street and Columbia Heights.
Brooklyn: Prospect Park
Prospect Park offers wide-open spaces for dogs to roam and includes a place for dogs to swim: the Long Meadow Dog Beach at the Pools. Off-Leash Hours are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 5 to 9 a.m. daily in these areas: Long Meadow, Nethermead, Peninsula. Dogs must be leashed at all other times. Dogs should not be off-leash during off-leash hours if they are not responsive to voice command. Only dogs are allowed to swim at Dog Beach, and they must be leashed except at off-leash hours. The Dog Beach is located near the Long Meadow ballfields, most easily accessible from the 9th Street entrance to the Park.
Lido, Long Island: Nickerson Beach Park Dog Run, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido, NY
The dog run includes separate areas for big and small dogs and is located across the parking lot from the Fun Zone. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in any County parks or preserves, with the exception of the dog runs.
Liverpool: Wegmans Good Dog Park, Onondaga Lake Park, 49 Cold Springs Trail, Liverpool, NY 13090
Wegmans Good Dog Park is located in the Cold Springs section of Onondaga Lake Park and is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week year-round. Small dogs have the choice of mixing with the big dogs or can play in a separate area for dogs under 25 lbs.
Long Island Dog Parks
Dog parks in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and West Hills County.
Montgomery, Orange County: Dog Park at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549
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.
Nassau County Dog Runs
Dog runs are located in the following parks:
Bay Park, First Avenue, East Rockaway
Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue, Seaford
Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach
Wantagh Park, 1 King Road, just south of Merrick Road off the Wantagh Parkway, Wantagh
Eisenhower Park, Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, south of the L.I.E., Roslyn-North Hills
New York: Sirius Dog Run on Kowsky Plaza, Battery Park City
The dog run is located on Kowsky Plaza, which is west of Liberty Street and east of Esplanade.
New York: Carl Schurz Park Dog Run, East 84th to East 89th Street at East End Avenue, New York, NY
Carl Schurz Park offers two dog runs, one for small dogs and one for large dogs.
New York: Central Park
In Central Park, from dawn until 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until park closing, dogs can be off-leash in any area that is not off-limits to dogs during other times of the day. Dogs are welcomed in most areas of the park when leashed. 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, West 23rd & 11th Ave. at Chelsea Waterside, New York, NY
Chelsea Waterside Dog Run features double-gated safety vestibule with fences all around, fresh running water generally available for pets from mid-April through early November, benches and trash cans, and special play features for dogs as well.
New York: Dewitt Clinton Park Dog Run
The Dog Run is located in the Dewitt Clinton Park on the southwest corner near West 52nd Street & 11th Avenue.
New York: Tompkins Square Dog Run AKA First Run, Tomkins Square Park
First Run is located in New York City along the 9th Street path in Tompkins Square Park between Avenue A & Avenue B. The dog run is open 365 days a year from 6 a.m. to midnight.
New York: Fort Tryon Park Dog Run AKA Sir William's Dog Run
The Dog Run is located in Fort Tryon Park near the Cloisters and the playground near Broadway and Dyckman.
New York: Hell's Kitchen Dog Run (Astro's Dog Run)
The Dog Run is located in mid-town (Hell’s Kitchen) close to the Lincoln Tunnel, 10th Ave. @ 39th St., New York, NY. There is a fee of $35 per year for a key to this gated dog playground.
New York: Madison Square Park Dog Run AKA Jemmy's Dog Run
The Dog Run is located at 24th Street, at the Western side of Madison Square Park.
New York: Mercer-Houston Dog Run
The Dog Run is located at Mercer St. at Houston St. Membership is required.
New York: Union Square Park Dog Run
The Dog Run is located at the South West side of Union Square Park, West 15th Street and Union Square West.
New York: 72nd Street Riverside Park Dog Run, 72nd Street & Riverside Drive, New York, NY
The 72nd Street Dog Run is a permanent off-leash dog park in Riverside Park.
New York: West Village D.O.G. Run
The Dog Run is located at Little West 12th Street between Washington Street and 10th Avenue. Membership is open to everyone and costs $75 per year.
Roslyn-North Hills, Long Island: Christopher Morley Park Dog Run, 500 Searingtown Rd. (North of LIE), Roslyn-North Hills, NY
The dog run is located on the north side of the parking lot by the Christopher Morley "Knothole" and is open year round.
Seaford, Long Island: Cedar Creek Park Dog Run, Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue, Seaford, NY
The dog run is located just down from the park's administration building and includes separate areas for big and small dogs.
Suffolk County Dog Parks
Dog Parks are available at the following Suffolk County Parks:
Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown
West Hills County Park, Huntington
Robinson Duck Farm Park, Brookhaven
Mud Creek County Park, East Patchogue
Wantagh, Long Island: Dog Run, Wantagh Park Dog Run, 1 King Road, just south of Merrick Road, Wantagh, NY
The dog run is located just up from the administation building; it includes separate areas for big and small dogs.
Asheville: French Broad River Park Dog Park, 508 Riverview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806
The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area, with a water pump,
Boone: Watauga Humane Society Dog Park
The Dog Park is located along Don Hayes Road, between Rutherwood Baptist Church and the Boone Stockyard, about four miles from Boone off Old Highway 421 South. The dog park consists of approximately 3.5 acres of fenced land. There is a smaller section, about 1/2 acre, for smaller dogs. Annual Pooch Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase
Carrboro: Hank Anderson III Community Park Dog Park, Highway 54, west of Carrboro past Carrboro Plaza, Carrboro, NC
Hank Anderson III Community Park is a 54 acre recreational area of gently-rolling hills just west of Carrboro, NC. There is a fenced-in dog park by the park entrance, on the left right after you drive in.
Cary: Cary Dog Park at Godbold Park, 2050 Northwest Maynard Road, Cary, NC
The dog park is approximately one acre and located adjacent to Godbold Park, near the corner of Northwest Maynard and Chapel Hill roads. Pet owners can purchase an annual membership or day pass at any Cary community center.
Catawba County Dog Parks
Catawba County offers two fenced dog parks:
Riverbend Park Dog Park, 6700 N NC Hwy 16, Conover, NC 28613
St. Stephens Park Dog Park, 2247 36th Ave NE, Hickory NC, 28601
Chapel Hill: Homestead Dog Park, 100 Northern Park Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Homestead Dog Park is Chapel Hill's only leash-free dog run area.
Charlotte Dog Parks
Frazier Park, along I-77 near West Trade and Sycamore Streets, Charlotte, NC
Swaney Pointe K-9 Park, located at Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC 28078
Barkingham Park, located at Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC
Ray's Fetching Meadow, located at McAlpine Creek Community Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC
Davie Dog Park, located at William R. Davie District Park, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC
Shuffletown Park, 9500 Bellhaven Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
Cornelius: Swaney Pointe K-9 Park at Ramsey Creek Park (Lake Norman), 18441 Nantz Road,
Cornelius, NC 28078
The 4-acre dog park has two separate fenced-in secure sections - one for dogs greather than20lbs (large) and another for dogs less than 20lbs (small).
Durham Dog Parks
Pineywood Park Dog Park, 400 E. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham, NC
Northgate Park Dog Park, 300 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC. The Dog Park is located on the north side of the Park, off of Lavender Ave. (the old Jaycee ball field).
Downtown Durham Dog Park, located at the corner of Roxboro and Elliott streets.
Locust: Jeff Shelton Memorial Park, Off-Leash Dog Park
Located at at 2884 Officer Jeff Shelton Dr., Locust NC 28097.
Thank you, Barbara!
New Bern: Glenburnie Park Down East Dog Park, 332 Glenburnie Drive, New Bern, NC
Down East Dog Park is located at the entrance of Glenburnie Park and features two separate fenced-in areas with one for small dogs and the other for big dogs. Access to the park is granted to registered dogs and their owners only.
Raleigh: Millbrook Dog Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Millbrook Dog Park is located within Millbrook Exchange Park. The dog park is composed of three separate fenced-in areas: the "Large" Dog Park area; the "Small" Dog Park area, a smaller area that is reserved for small, elderly, or infirm dogs; and the Picnic Shelter area, a separate section situated between the Large Dog Park Area and the Small Dog Park Area, that provides a double-entry gate system for the two park areas.
Raleigh: Oakwood Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 910 Brookside Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
The Off-Leash Dog Park at Oakwood Park is located next to the old Oakwood Cemetery in Historic Oakwood.
Rural Hall: Happy Hounds Dog Park, Horizons Park, 2835 Memorial Industrial School Rd., Rural Hall, NC 27045
Happy Hounds Dog Park contains separate fenced areas -- one for small dogs and another larger area for big dogs.
Wilkesboro: Hidden Oaks Dog Park, Cub Creek Park, 206 S. Bridge St., Wilkesboro, NC 28697
The Hidden Oaks Dog Park is located on an acre tract inside of Cub Creek Park and is broken into two areas ~ one for large breeds and the other for smaller breeds.
Wilmington: Wilmington Dog Park at Empie Park, 3405 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC
The Dog Park is located within Empie Park, behind SteinMart on the corner of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard.
Fargo Dog Parks
Brandt Crossing, 5009 33rd Avenue S
Dike East, 100 2nd Street S
Village West Park with Dog Park, 4415 9th Avenue Circle S
Yunker Farm Park & Dog Park, 1201 28th Avenue N
Athens Dog Parks
The West State Dog Park is located behind the softball fields and main concession stand on West State Street.
The East State Street Dog Park is located just off of East State Street at the intersection of Park Drive and East State Street, just before the Athens City Pool.
Cincinnati: Kellogg Park Dog Field, 6701 Kellogg Avenue (In the back of the park) Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Kellogg Park Dog Field is a 4 acre dog park featuring an area for all-sized dogs and another designed for small dogs.
Cincinnati: Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex Dog Park, 5057 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45226
The park features a 10-acre dog park with areas for large and small breeds, a canine shower and drinking fountains.
Cincinnati: Doris Day Dog Park, Mt. Airy Forest, 3006 Westwood Northern Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Doris Day Dog Park in Mt. Airy Forest is located at Mt. Airy Forest's Highpoint Picnic Area on Westwood Northern Blvd. between Montana Avenue and North Bend Road.
Cincinnati: Washington Park Dog Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Dog Park offers unique features for visitors and their pets, such as a water creek for the dogs to play in, large granite boulders, and a water fountain with fresh water for the pet owners and a spout close to the ground for dogs.
Columbus Dog Park
There are five parks that have off-the-leash areas:
Big Walnut Dog Park, 5000 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43227
Godown Dog Park, 6099 Godown Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Spindler Dog Park, 2121 Spindler Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Three Creeks Dog Park, 2748 Spangler Rd., Columbus, OH 43207
Wheeler Dog Park, 725 Thurber Drive West, Columbus, OH 43215
Crosby Township: Miami Whitewater Forest Dog Park, 9001 Mt. Hope Rd. Crosby Township, OH 45030
The Cincinnati region’s largest dog park, Simmonds Family Dog Park features four separate fields, including an all-season play field, and dog agility equipment and play zones.
Dayton: Bark Park, 6794 Webster St., Dayton, OH 45414
Bark Park is located at the corner of Webster St. and Wyse Rd which is part of the newly built extension of Webster St. that runs between Little York and Stop Eight Rds.
Delaware: Companion Club Dog Park
Companion Club Dog Park is a private Off-Leash Dog Park in a unique country setting on 11 acres of beautifully maintained grounds with mature pine trees and a 2 acre "Golden Pond".
Gahanna: Pizzurro Park Dog Park, 940 Pizzurro Park Way, Gahanna, OH 43230
The dog park includes a fenced area for small dogs, 25 lbs. or less, and an agility area for all dogs.
Granville: Dog Park at Wildwood Park, 799 W Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
The dog park is located at the southwest corner of Wildwood Park on the west side of Granville.
Lewis Center: Alum Creek Dog Park, 3993 Hollenback Rd., Lewis Center, OH 43035
The Alum Creek Dog Park features separate fenced-in areas for small dogs and large dogs, as well as separate beach areas for small and large dogs.
Springfield: Wiggley Field Dog Park, Old Reid Park, 1545 Pumphouse Road, Springfield, OH Located in Old Reid Park, Wiggley Field features separate areas for small dogs and large dogs.
Stow: Bow Wow Beach Dog Park at Silver Springs Park, 5070 Stow Rd, Stow, OH 44224
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. Bow Wow Beach is open from March 15 through December 1.
West Chester: Wiggly Field Dog Park, Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, OH 45069
Located in the Voice of American MetroPark, Wiggly Field includes a large area for dogs of all sizes, as well as a separate area just for small dogs.
Westerville: Brooksedge Park Bark Park, 708 Park Meadow Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43081
The Bark Park is located in Brookedge Park south of Schrock Rd, east of Cleveland Avenue and west of Westerville Rd. The park offers separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.
Xenia: Scout Burnell-Garbrecht Dog Park at Pierce Park, 618 Dayton-Xenia Road, Xenia, OH
Two acres of Pierce Park is fenced to enclose the Scout Burnell-Garbrecht Dog Park where dogs run leash-free across an open field and a wooded hillside. A separate section is provided for small dog breeds. Park benches, a doggie shower and drinking fountain, and plenty of parking are provided at this popular facility.
Del City: Wiggly Field Dog Park, Ray Trent Park
Wiggly Field Dog Park is 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 and has a separate small dog area, and lots of trees, turf, lights, play equipment, chairs, water fountains, and paths.
Edmond: Edmond Dog Park, Bickham-Rudkin Park, E. 33rd St. & Rankin Terrace, Edmond, OK 73013
The dog park is located in the northwest corner of Bickham-Rudkin Park, 450 East 33rd Street.
Norman: Norman Community Dog Park at Griffin Community Park, 1001 E. Robinson Street, Norman, OK
The Dog Park is a one & half acre, double gated, grass park with separate large and small dog areas.
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 Park (799 SW Columbia St.) River access available
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 Reservoir (NW 10th and Trenton)
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.
Canby: Molalla River State Park, Canby Ferry Road, Canby, OR 97013
Molalla River State Park has a pet exercise area where dogs are allowed to run off-leash.
Corvallis: Off-Leash Dog Parks
Dogs are allowed off-leash in designated areas in the following parks:
Corvallis **Fenced** Dog Park - entire enclosed area at 3rd & B Streets.
Bald Hill Park - areas north and west of the barn ONLY.
Chip Ross Park - entire park is off-leash.
Martin Luther King Jr. Park - open fields south of the multi-modal path, EXCEPT ball fields.
Willamette Park - entire park EXCEPT sports fields, playground and shelter areas.
Woodland Meadow Park - west side of the park ONLY.
Crystal Lake Sports Fields - turf areas from November to March ONLY; dogs must be on leash near the boat ramp.
Most off-leash areas are not fenced; for their safety, make sure your dogs are well trained before taking them to an off-leash park.
Eugene Dog Parks
Alton Baker Park Dog Park - Behind Autzen Stadium.
Amazon Park (large and small dog park) - 29th Avenue and Amazon Parkway.
Candlelight Park Dog Park - Royal and Candlelight Street.
Wayne Morse Family Farm - Crest Drive and Lincoln Street.
Eugene: Armitage Park Dog Park, 90064 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97408
The dog park is a 2-acre area near the park entrance, offering an opportunity for dogs to play off-leash in a safe environment. Dog park amenities include: water, doggie bags, picnic tables, shaded areas, and 'blinds' for training use.
Eugene: Lola's Park in Amazon Park
Located within Amazon Park, Lola's Park is restricted to dogs under 25 pounds.
Hillsboro: Hondo Dog Park, 4499 NW 229th Ave., Hillsboro OR
The city of Hillsboro public dog park is located across from Hillsboro Stadium—near the intersection of Evergreen and 229th avenue. The park is one of the largest in the area and includes many of the latest dog park amenities, including a small/timid dog area.
Medford: Bear Creek Dog Park
The Dog Park is a 2 acre fenced off-leash area with water, covered picnic table and natural track. It is located in Bear Creek Park at the corner of Highland Drive and Barnett Road, near I-5 Exit 27.
Salem Dog Parks
Minto-Brown Island Park Dog Park, 2200 Minto Island Rd SW, Salem, OR 97302
Orchard Heights Park Dog Park, 1165 Orchard Heights Road NW, Salem, OR 97304
Fort Washington, Montgomery County: MonDaug Bark Park in the Mondauk Manor Park, 1130 Camphill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034
MonDaug Bark Park is one acre divided into two fenced off sections where dogs can run and play off-leash. There is one section for small dogs and one section for large dogs. Water is not provided at the park.
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: Lower Allen Dog Park at Lower Allen Community Park, 4075 Lisburn Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Located within the Lower Allen Park, the Dog Park is two fenced areas for small (under 30 lbs) and large (over 30lb) dogs.
Thank you, Kevin R. Camasi!
Monroeville: Heritage Park Dog Park
Located in Heritage Park off Saunders Station Road, the Dog Park is a fenced-in area with plenty of trees, a doggie-level water fountain (along with tall and short human-level water fountains), and a doggie-bag dispenser.
Philadelphia: Chester Avenue Dog Park
The Chester Avenue Dog Park is a members-only dog park located in West Philadelphia on the southeast corner of 48th Street and Chester Avenue.
Philadelphia: Orianna Hill Dog Park, 901-13 N. Orianna St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Orianna Hill Park is a privately owned community garden and dog run located between 3rd and 4th Streets in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Schuylkill River Park Dog Run
Schuylkill River Park Dog Run is located on 25th Street between Pine and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh Off-Leash Exercise Areas
Allegheny Commons Park (West Commons), Central Northside
Bernard Dog Run, Lawrenceville
Frick Park, Squirrel Hill
Olympia Park, Mount Washington
Riverfront Park, South Side
Riverview Park, Perry North
Pittsburgh: Hartwood Acres Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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. (Squirrel Hill), Pittsburgh, PA
The Off-Leash Exercise Area in Frick Park is located about a half mile past the Blue Slide playground on Riverview Trail. Water fountains and bags for waste disposal are available all along this trail.
State College: Tudek Dog Park, Tom Tudek Memorial Park
The Tudek Dog Park is located at 425 Park Crest Lane, is part of the Tom Tudek Memorial Park and accessible from Park Crest Lane (off Martin Street) in Ferguson Township.
York: Canine Meadows Off-Leash Dog Area Within John Rudy County Park
There is a small dog area for dogs up to 30 pounds and a large dog area for dogs over 30 pounds.
Thank you, Kevin R. Camasi!
Barrington: Barrington Paw Park at Haines Park
Barrington Paw Park located behind the baseball fields on the western side of Haines Park. This is a user-funded, community park open to all owners of licensed, non-aggressive dogs.
Newport: Newport Dog Park, 102 Connell Hwy., Newport, RI 02840
The Dog Park has separate areas for small dogs and big dogs. No water available please bring your own.
Charleston: James Island County Park Dog Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412
The dog park features large and small dog sections, and has a large lake in which dogs can swim.
Columbia: Sesquicentennial State Park Dog Park, 9564 Two Notch Rd/, Columbia, SC 29223
The dog park is a 2-acre, fenced-in area for dogs to run off-leash.
Greenville: Canine Corner Dog Park at Cleveland Park
The Canine Corner is located at the corner of Woodland Way Circle and Woodland Way (just across from the Cleveland Park Animal Hospital and the Horse Stables).
Hilton Head: Chaplin Community Park Dog Park, 11 Cast Net Drive, Hilton Head
The Dog Park is located just off William Hilton Parkway between Singleton Beach Road and Burke's Beach Road.
Isle of Palms: Bark Park
The Bark Park is located on 29th Avenue behind the Recreation Center in Isle of Palms, SC.
Murrells Inlet: Freeway Park
Dog park is 3 acres completely fenced and safe for dogs of all ages and sizes. There is a clean pond for swimming and all the comforts of home for dogs and owners to enjoy. Fees are $5.00 daily per pet (limit 2 dogs per person).
Myrtle Beach: Barc Parc South
Located on Mallard Lake Dr, about 200 yards off Howard Pkwy on the left, Myrtle Beach, SC. The Barc Parc South has a fenced-in area around a pond where dogs may be allowed to roam free and swim without being leashed.
Myrtle Beach: Barc Parc North
Barc Parc North is adjacent to the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA on 62nd Avenue North Extension. The dog park offers separate areas for large and small dogs.
Surfside Beach: Bark Park
The Bark Park is located on Pine Drive next to Library in Surfside Beach, SC.
Rapid City Dog Off-Leash Areas
Braeburn Addition - Located west of the Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery at the hockey rink. (3350 Idlehurst Lane).
Wilderness Park - The undeveloped portion of the park located east of City Springs Road and north of the picnic areas. (514 City Springs Road).
Knollwood Metering Dam - Located south of Interstate 90, north of Racine Street and west of LaCrosse Street.
Robbinsdale Park - The undeveloped portion of the park located south of the picnic area, east of Harney Little League complex and north of Fairmont Boulevard.
New York Street Greenway - The portion of the greenway located south of New York Street between East Boulevard and Fifth Street, north of Rapid Creek.
Vickie Powers Memorial Park - 940 Kathryn Avenue.
Sioux Falls: Spencer Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 3501 S Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105
The dog park offers areas for small dogs and big dogs, lots of shaded seating for humans, and a three tiered water fountain in the park.
Thank you, Daniel Stanton!
Chattanooga Dog Parks
There are 3 off-leash dog areas in Chattanooga:
Chattanooga Chew-Chew Canine Park, 1809 Reggie White Blvd. adjacent to the First Tennessee Pavilion
Off-Leash Dog Park in Heritage park, 1428 Jenkins Road in East Brainerd
Off-Leash Dog Park at the Greenway Farm, 5150 Gann Store Road in Hixson
Chattanooga: Greenway Farms Dog Park
The Dog Park is a large fenced-in off-leash area across from the bathrooms near the Hamill Road entrance and includes several agility ramps and water sources for dogs and owners.
Chattanooga: Heritage Park Dog Park, 1428 Jenkins Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421
Participants pay an annual user fee.
Knoxville: Dogwood Park, Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville, TN
Dogwood Park is completely fenced, and features a puppy playground, which includes an inclined hill, a tunnel, a puppy jump, and even a water fountain made for dogs.
Memphis: The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park at Shelby Farms, 500 N Pine Lake Dr, Memphis, TN 38134
Entrances to the Outback are through Gates 11, 12 + 13 located on Trinity Road and Raleigh-Lagrange Road on the northeastern side of the Park. The Outback features a water fountain with a doggie bowl and a dog wash station. This is a multi-use area where dogs may be off leash but are likely to interact with hikers, cyclists, horses and runners.
Murfreesboro: Bark Park, 1540 W College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Located off West College Street, the Murfreesboro Bark Park features separate areas for large and small breeds. Water is available during the warm weather season.
Nashville Dog Parks
Warner Dog Park at Edwin Warner Park, 50 Vaughn Road, across from the sports complex
Shelby Dog Park, Shelby Avenue at S. 20th Street, behind the Shelby Park Community Center
Centennial Dog Park, 2500 West End Avenue, on Flag Pole Hill
Pitts Dog Park, 299 Tusculum Road
Two Rivers Dog Park, 3150 McGavock Pike
Austin Off-Leash Areas
The Parks and Recreation Department operates 11 off leash areas in Austin, TX.
Austin: Red Bud Isle Dog Park, 3401 Red Bud Trail, Austin, TX
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!
Cedar Park: Cedar Bark Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Cedar Bark Park is a 5-acre fenced in dog park located in Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Park, TX. Amenities include a natural dog pond, pet waste stations, benches, drinking fountains, and dog showers.
College Station: Lick Creek Park, 13600 East Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX
This leash-free park requires dogs to be under voice control.
College Station: Steeplechase Park Dog Park, 301 Westridge Dr., College Station, TX
Steeplechase Park includes a playground, basketball court and College Station’s first dog park.
College Station: University Park Dog Park, 300 Park Rd., College Station, TX
Four of the ten acres of University Park is a designated fenced canine station built specifically for dogs to socialize and exercise safely off-leash with separate areas for small and large dogs.
Dallas Dog Parks
NorthBark Dog Park, 4899 Gramercy Oaks
Wagging Tail Dog Park, 5841 Keller Springs Road
Mockingbird Point Dog Park, 8000 Mockingbird Lane
Bark Park Central, downtown: on the southwest intersection of Good-Latimer Expressway and Commerce Streets, underneath the elevated portion of US75.
Dallas: White Rock Dog Park
The White Rock 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!
Denton: Wiggly Field Dog Park, Lake Forest Park, 1760 E. Ryan Rd., Denton, TX
Wiggly Field Dog Park offers separate fenced areas for large dogs and small/shy dogs, human and pet drinking fountains, and paved parking; no restrooms.
Fort Worth: Fort Woof Dog Park
Fort Woof is located at Gateway Park, north of I-30 between Beach Street and Oakland Boulevard, east of downtown. Fort Woof provides two large fenced areas for dogs to roam, one for dogs 40 pounds and more and a separate area for dogs weighing less than 40 pounds. Each area has picnic tables and park benches for two-legged visitors, a watering station for both humans and dogs and multiple poop-disposal locations.
Georgetown: Bark Park, 151 Holly St., Georgetown, TX
Bark Park is situated on approximately 6 acres and features separate areas for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs.
Grand Prairie: Central Bark Dog Park
Central Bark is located off Warrior Trail, east of Great Southwest Parkway, just north of the Prairie Paws Adoption Center at 2222 W. Warrior Trail. Central Bark features three exercise areas designated fenced areas for dogs – one for small dogs, one for large dogs and one reserved for rotating to preserve the turf – and includes shade structures with benches and water fountains for both the dogs and people.
Houston: Gene Green Beltway 8 Dog Park, 6500 E. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, TX
The dog park has a separate small dog area and a pond.
Pasadena: Paws in the Park Dog Park, 5170 Burke Rd., Pasadena, TX 77504
The dog park also has two pavilions, benches, doggie swimming pools, dog waste stations and multiple obstacles.
San Antonio Dog Parks
Phil Hardberger Park Dog Park,13203 Blanco Road
Phil Hardberger Park West Dog Park, 8400 N.W. Military Highway
Pearsall Park Dog Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Road
Madison Square Park Dog Park, 400 Lexington
McAllister Park Dog Park, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger
Tom Slick Dog Park, 7400 Highway 151
San Antonio: Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX
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, 4700 Old Pearsall Road, San Antonio, TX 78242
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
County Parks maintains the following off-leash areas:
Millrace Park Dog Park, 1200 W. 5400 S, Taylorsville, UT. The City of Taylorsville manages the park and has rules for its use.
West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park, 5982 West New Bingham Highway, West Jordan, UT.
Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Mill Creek Canyon allows dogs off leash only on trails 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.
Taylorsville: Millrace Park Dog Park, 1200 W. 5400 S., Taylorsville, UT
A permit tag will be required for your dog to use at Millrace Park.
West Jordan: West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park, 5982 West New Bingham Highway, West Jordan, UT
The dog park is separated into three areas: one for small dogs and the other two for larger dogs.
Burlington Dog Parks
Burlington has two fenced, off-leash areas for dogs:
Waterfront Site - Located about 1,000 feet north of the Moran Building (old Burlington Electric generating station), this site provides access to the lake and can be reached via the bike path.
Starr Farm Park - located just west of the bike path and adjacent to the community garden. Starr Farm Dog Park provides safe fenced in area where dogs can run free.
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!
Alexandria Dog Parks and Dog Exercise Areas
There are 18 Dog Exercise Areas and Fenced Dog Parks in the city of Alexandria.
Arlington: Shirlington Park Dog Park, 2601 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22206
Shirlington Park is a 29-acre park featuring drinking fountains, a stream, a path with benches staggered alongside, and a dog park.
Chantilly: Dulles Gateway Dog Park, 4508 Upper Cub Run Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151
Dulles Dog Park is located behind Chantilly Auto Park in Chantilly, Virginia, right next to Pender Pet Retreat and close to Dulles Airport.
Chesapeake Dog Parks
Chesapeake City Park Dog Park, 900 Greenbrier Pkwy.
Western Branch Dog Park, 4437 Portsmouth Blvd.
Deep Creek Park Dog Park, 437 S. George Washington Highway
Dog Park Membership is required.
Fairfax County Off-Leash Dog Areas
There are seven established dog parks in Fairfax County.
Hampton: Ridgway Bark Park, 85 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669
All dogs must be registered with Hampton Parks & Recreation before they are allowed into the park.
Hampton: Sandy Bottom Bark Park, 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23669
The park is located at the corner of Hampton Roads Center Parkway and Big Bethel Road. All dogs must be registered with Hampton Parks & Recreation before they are allowed into the park.
Newport News: Fido Field, Riverview Farm Park, 105 City Farm Road, Newport News, VA
All dogs must be registered before entering the dog park.
Norfolk Dog Parks
Berkley Dog Park, 500 Culpepper Street
Brambleton Dog Park, 1306 Corprew Avenue
Cambridge Crescent Dog Park, 6125 Carroll Place
Colonial Greenway Dog Park, 405 Delaware Avenue
Gleneagles Dog Park, Corner of Daniel Ave and Hampton Blvd.
The Hague Dog Park, Corner of Colley and W Brambleton
Maple Avenue Dog Park, 176 Maple Avenue
Stockley Gardens Dog Park, 1300 Stockley Gardens
Winona Dog Park, 3400 Norway Place
Lafayette Dog Park, 1270 Lafayette Boulevard
Tait Terrace Dog Park, 2717 Tait Terrace
Norfolk: Bea Arthur Dog Park, 501 Front Street (Behind the PETA Building), Norfolk, VA
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 at Byrd Park
Barker Field is located in Richmond's Byrd Park, toward the South end, directly across Park Drive from Maymont Park, which is Richmond's Zoo.
Salem: Salem Rotary Dog Park, 1301 Indiana St., Salem, VA
The dog park is located on Indiana Street right besides the Salem Animal Shelter and includes sections for both large dogs and small dogs.
Vienna: Vienna Dog Park at Moorefield Park, 700 Courthouse Rd. SW, Vienna, VA 22180
The dog park provides a shaded 90 x 150 open area with on-site water. All dogs must be licensed by the Town of Vienna or Fairfax County.
Virginia Beach Dog Parks
Virginia Beach provides three dog parks featuring approximately one acre of fenced area:
Bayville Farms Park, 4132 First Court Road
Red Wing Metro Park, 1398 General Booth Blvd.
Woodstock Community Park, 5709 Providence Rd.
You must register at the Park Office for an annual fee of $15 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog.
Williamsburg: Waller Mill Dog Park, Route 645 Airport Blvd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Located at Waller Mill Park, the dog park has two areas, one for small dogs, 20 lbs. or less, and an area for larger dogs over 20 lbs. Annual memberships are available for residents.
Bainbridge Island: Eagledale Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Eagledale Park is located on Rose Avenue off Eagle Harbor Drive in the Eagledale community. The upper area of the park has been developed as a passive-use recreation area which includes an acre devoted to an off-leash dog area.
Edmonds: Off-Leash Dog Area Edmonds, 498 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
Edmond's only off-leash area is located at the south end of Marina Beach where dogs are permitted to run free, swim, and play.
Everett: Off-Leash Parks
Howarth Park Dog Park, 1127 Olympic Blvd. (north beach area only; turn right at foot of tressle and go past creek)
Loganberry Lane Park, 18th Ave. W (wooded path end of 18th)
Lowell Park, 46th St. and S 3rd Ave. (fenced area north of tennis courts)
Kent: Morrill Meadows Off-Leash Dog Park, 10808 SE 248th St., Kent, WA
The dog park provides a separately fenced area for small or shy dogs.
Mercer Island: Luther Burbank Park Dog Park, 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Luther Burbank Park includes an off-leash dog area located at the north end of the park. The enclosed off-leash area has a few small openings with water access to Lake Washington.
Redmond: Marymoor Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Covering 40 acres, Marymoor Dog Park includes fields, woods and a river, with well maintained access beaches, paths, walkways and bridges. Over six miles of looping trails offer a variety of dog walking opportunities. Five river access points are available for dogs that like to swim and water retrieve.
Renton: Cedar River Dog Park, 1500 Houser Way South, Renton, WA
The dog park features a separate area for small and shy dogs.
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!
SeaTac: Grandview Park Off-Leash Area, 3600 S 228th St, SeaTac, WA 98198
Grandview is an open gated dog park; dogs must be under voice control.
Seattle Off-Leash Areas
Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N
Dr. Jose Rizal Park, 1008 12th Ave S
Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S Genesee St.
Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Pl NW
I-5 Colonnade, Beneath I-5, south of E Howe St.
Kinnear Park, 899 W Olympic Pl.
Northacres Park, 12718 1st Ave NE
Plymouth Pillars Park, Boren Ave & Pike St.
Regrade Park, 2251 3rd Ave.
Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE
Westcrest Park, 9000 8th Ave SW
Woodland Park, 1000 N 50th St.
Blue Dog Pond, 1520 26th Ave S
Magnolia Manor Park, 3430 27th Ave W
Seattle: Warren G. Magnuson Park Dog Off-Leash Area, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
The Magnuson off-leash area is the only one inside city limits with water access (Lake Washington’s freshwater shoreline). There is a small and shy dog area within the larger dog park.
Seattle: Westcrest Park, 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
The Off-Leash Area has more than four acres of grass, open spaces and paths and includes a doggie drinking fountain, shade, trees, and lots of open space. THere is a separated area for small and shy dogs located on the southwest side of the main off-leash area.
Seattle: Woodland Park Off-Leash Area, 1000 N 50th St., Seattle, WA
Located near Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake, the off-leash area is a one-acre dog park with benches and a doggie drinking fountain.
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!
Silverdale: Silverdale Dog Park, 11601 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Silverdale Dog Park is adjacent to Gateway Park (and the Clear Creek Trail), on the south end of the parking lot just north of the Silverdale Home Depot. The park requires that all dogs have the vaccinations required by law.
Tacoma Off-Leash Areas
McKinley Park Off-Leash Demonstration Area, 907 Upper Park St.
Point Defiance Park Off-Leash Demonstration Area, 5400 N. Pearl St.
Rogers Off-Leash Dog Park, 3151 East L St.
Wapato Park Off-Leash Dog Park, 6802 S. Sheridan Ave.
Tacoma: Rogers Park Dog Park, 3151 East L St., Tacoma, WA 98404
This fully fenced off-leash area features a drinking fountain, bench and shelter.
Tacoma: Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma, WA 98408
The Dog Park features three fully fenced areas - including one reserved just for small dogs. Water, benches and shelters are provided on-site.
Vancouver: Ross Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area, NE 18th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98663
With approximately 8 acres of open fields, the off-leash recreation area features a small dog area, near the lower entrance, at NE 15th Ave.
Whidbey Island: Double Bluff Beach & Dog Park
The Double Bluff Beach Off-Leash Area is a two-mile-long stretch of salt water beach on Useless Bay. Double Bluff Beach offers a grassy picnic area, viewing benches, rest rooms, doggie poop bags and a rinse station. A dog-height drinking fountain is also available.
Hurricane: Valley Park Dog Park, 2 Valley Park Rd., Hurricane, WV 25526
Valley Park includes a fenced-in dog park with obstacles.
Thank you, Simone!
Morgantown: Krepps Dog Park, 1235 Parkview Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505
Krepps Dog Park is large wooded dog park located within the Krepps Park trail system, just inside the trail head behind Krepps Shelter.
Morgantown: Stanley's Spot Dog Park
The dog park features fenced areas for large and small dogs and is located along the Decker's Creek Trail.
Appleton: Outagamie County Pet Exercise Area
The dog park is located at the corner of French Road and “OO” (Northland Ave) in Grand Chute near Appleton, Wisconsin and contains a small dog area for dogs under 17’ tall.
Berry: Indian Lake Park
The park has a pet excercise area located adjacent to the small boat launch off US Highway 19 at the entrance on the west side of the lake.
Dane County Dog Parks
Dog exercise areas are located in the following parks:
Badger Prairie County Park, 6720 Highway 151, Verona, WI 53593
Indian Lake County Park, 8183 Hwy 19, Cross Plains, WI 53528 (Town of Berry)
Prairie Moraine County Park, 1970 Cty Hwy PB, Verona, WI 53593
Token Creek County Park, 6200 US Hwy 51, Deforest, WI 53532
Viking County Park, 2525 County Hwy B, Stoughton, WI 53589
Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh, Catfish Court, Waunakee, WI 53597 (Town of Westport)
Capital Springs Recreation Area, Lake Farm Rd., Madison, WI 53711
Green Bay: Pet Exercise Area at Brown County Park
The off-leash fenced area at the Brown County Dog Park is approximately 4 acres in size and includes a small dog portion as well as a large section for big dogs. Use of the Pet Exercise Area at Brown County Park requires an annual or daily permit; both permits are available at the paystation kiosk.
Howard: Howard Dog Park at Gordon Nauman Conservation Area, 1653 Wietor Drive, Howard, WI
The Howard Dog Park is located at Gordon Nauman with a fully enclosed fenced area as well as a semi-fenced area in the woods for dog exercise.
Jefferson County Dog Park: Terri Tinsley Dog Exercise Area
The Jefferson County Dog Park is located just off of Highway 26 between Jefferson and Johnson Creek. The dog park contains two large dog areas as well as two small dog areas. A daily permit or annual tag is required.
La Crosse: Houska Park Dog Park, 100 Joseph Houska Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601
Houska Dog Park is a 5-acre fenced dog park on the east side of Houska Park. It includes separate areas for small and large dogs.
Madison Dog Parks
Brittingham Park Dog Park, 401 West Shore Dr at Broom Street
Demetral Park Dog Park, Packers Ave & Commercial Ave.
McCormick Park Dog Park, 702 McCormick Avenue
Quann Park, 1802 Quann-Olin Pkwy
Sycamore Park, 4517 Sycamore Park
Warner Park, 2301 Sheridan Drive
Milwaukee: Dog Exercise Areas
Bay View Dog Exercise Area, Corner of E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Bay St.
Currie Park Dog Exercise Area, 3535 N. Mayfair Road
Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive
Granville Dog Exercise Area, 11718 W. Good Hope Place
Runway Dog Exercise Area, 1214 E Rawson Avenue
Warnimont Park Dog Exercise Area, 5400 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee: Granville DEA (Dog Exercise Area), 11718 W. Good Hope Place, Milwaukee, WI
The Granville DEA is located just north of Good Hope Road and west of US Hwy 45 along the east bank of the Menomonee. Milwaukee’s first dog park offers over 10 acres of terrain including grass-covered hills, open fields, woody trails and access to a river. This DEA is NOT fenced-in.
Milwaukee: Runway Dog Exercise Area, 1214 E Rawson Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Located in Oak Creek, Milwaukee’s largest dog park features a separate fenced in small dog area.
Oshkosh: Winnebago County Community Park Dog Park, 501 E. Country Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Winnebago County Community Park is one of the few parks within Oshkosh City limits where there is a public dog park. 9 acres of fenced area in the northeast portion of the park provides a secure environment for dog owners to exercise their pets off-leash.
Racine: Johnson Dog Park, Wisconsin 38, Racine, WI 53402
This dog park is not fenced in.
Sun Prairie: Pet Exercise Area, 1025 S. Bird St., Sun Prairie, WI
A tag is required to use Sun Prairie Pet Exercise Area. Dog Park tags can be purchased at the City Clerk's Office, 300 E. Main St. (City Hall).
Waukesha County Dog Exercise Areas
The Waukesha County Park System has two off leash Dog Exercise Areas:
Minooka Park, 1927 E Sunset Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186
Nashotah Park, W330n5113 County Road C, Nashotah, WI 53058
Wausau: Off-Leash Dog Areas
There are three City of Wausau Parks that host an off-leash dog run area (not fenced) during specified periods of the day:
Memorial Park, 505 Memorial Park Road
Oak Island Park, 500 River Drive
Riverside Park, 100 Sherman Drive
Wausau: Marathon Park Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area, 1201 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401
Marathon Park offers an off-leash exercise area for dogs located between the basketball courts and Multi-Purpose Building #1 (ice arena), inside the fenced horse show area.
Casper: Morad Park, 2800 SW Wyoming Blvd, Casper, WY 82604
Dogs are allowed off leash in Morad Park, but must be leashed immediately upon exiting the park.
Rock Springs Dog Park, 850 West Center, Rock Springs, WY 82901
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.