Your pooch loves to socialize with other dogs. What better place to meet fellow canines than at a dog park? Whether playing fetch or letting your dog explore and meet other furry friends, a dog park is a great way to give your pet some exercise. The popularity of these type of parks has increased since the first dog park was established in 1979 in Berkley, California, and their numbers have grown steadily in the last several years. (91% of Americans believe dog parks provide benefits to their communities.)
We found quite a few local dog parks for you and your dog to explore. Many of them provide benches for owners, water, as well as separate areas for small and large breeds. Most of the dog parks are free, but there are a few private parks with a membership fee. A few public parks require registration and/or have a park fee.
Dog parks are listed by region and then alphabetic.
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Bark Park at Miami Meadows
1546 OH-131, Milford, Ohio
Small dog park is part of Miami Meadows Park. Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water is provided. Agility equipment. Benches for owners.
David J. Stricker Dog Park
1359 Clough Pike, Batavia, Ohio
One-acre park with fenced areas for small and large breeds. Benches and shade trees are available.
Diamond Dogs Park
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Heritage Park)
Doris Day Dog Park
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Airy)
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is also onsite. (See Mt. Airy Dog Park)
700 S. Railroad Ave. and Fire Engine Red Rd., Loveland, Ohio
The dog park is located at the south end of the park. Fence division for small and large breeds. Water fountain for pets.
630 Eggleston Avenue between Gilbert Ave and the I-71overpass, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
This is a fenced-in, off-leash park (with 28,000 square feet) that is maintained by volunteers! There are play areas for large and small breeds. Bring your own water.
Furfield Dog Park
6611 River Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Great view of the Great Miami River. Dog pool. Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Shaded area. Water is available.
Hamilton Bark Park
20 New London Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water station for dogs and owners. Benches and shady areas available.
Harrison Dog Park
300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
Agility equipment. Trees and benches. Water is available seasonly.
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Diamond Dogs Park)
Holly’s Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment. (See Schafer’s Run Dog Park)
Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, Ohio
The dog park is located near the park office and nature center.
Ida Juris Bennett Dog Park
225 Cook Rd., Lebanon, Ohio
Located within Tecumseh Park. Three acres of dog-park fun. Separate areas for small and large breeds.
Kellogg Park Dog Field
6701 Kellogg Rd, Anderson Township, CIncinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in, four-acre area for dogs to run and roam. Dog-height drinking fountain. Enjoy the dog-themed mural from ArtsWorks. Yearly permit required.
5825 Meadowview Drive, Milford, Ohio
Two dog parks available. Membership is required at this private park. Small and large breed areas. Tunnels, sand box, trees, Lake Dogbegone and waterfall.
Wall Street, Loveland, Ohio
Dog park is near JT Stotmann Ballfield towards the end of Kiwanis Park.
401 Old Street, Monroe, Ohio
Mt. Airy Dog Park
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd.
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is onsite. (See Doris Day Dog Park)
Northside Bark Dog Park
5160 Morning Sun Rd., Oxford, Ohio
Open space with hills and trees. Drinking fountain during warmer months. Benches available.
Otto Armleder Dog Park
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Linwood)
Dogs can roam off leash and socialize with other dogs in a fenced area. There are separate areas for large and small breeds. Dog drinking fountains, a canine shower and lots of trees and benches.
Red Dog Park
5081 Madison Road, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Membership-only park run by Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Three acres of fenced grassy and wooded grounds. Separate fenced areas for large and small breeds. Drinking fountains for dogs and owners.
Schappacher Dog Park
4686 Old Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, Ohio
There is a 38,000 square foot dog run in this park. There are two sections with a separate small-breed area.
Schafer’s Run Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment, (See Holly’s Dog Park)
Simmonds Family Dog Park
8715 Hamilton-Cleves Pike Rd., Cleves, Ohio (Miamitown)
This park is located at Miami Whitewater Forest and has 11 acres with four separate fields, dog-agility equipment, shade tree and benches. $3 a day or $10 for an annual pass.
Spencer Shank Memorial Park
Robin Way and Canary Lane, Amelia, Ohio
Off-leash, fenced in dog park with separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches for owners.
Symmes Township Dog Park
11600 Lebanon Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Fenced dog park with shade. (Closed in winter.) Bring your own water.
Summit Park Dog Park
4355 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
A large, fenced-in area is available for dogs to roam leash free. Benches are located along the perimeter. Dog-height water fountains available.
3810 Church Street, Cincinnati, Ohio (Newtown)
NOTE: This park is currently closed.
Washington Park Dog Park
1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The 12,000 square foot fenced area is located within the park. There is a water creek, granite boulders and water spout. Owners can relax on park benches along the perimeter. Dogs can roam without a leash in the dog-park area.
Westwood Town Hall Dog Park
3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grass and turf with concrete and trees in this park.
Wiggly Field Dog Park
7850 VOA Park Dr,, West Chester Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in dog park within the Voice of America MetroPark. Two areas for small and large breeds. There are benches, shaded structures and trees. Water fountains and water bowls are available.
Bark Park & Patio
7544 Burlington Pike, Florence, Kentucky
20 beer and wine taps for people and a 1.5-acre park for dogs to enjoy; patio with picnic tables; look for food trucks! Membership required: $10/day; $22/month; $216/year. Daycare services available
Boone County Dog Park
5550 Idlewild Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Four-acre park with a 2.5 acre section for small dogs. Shelter and benches. Water fountains for dogs and owners.
Cocoa Dog Park
This park is located behind the baseball outfield behind the Williamstown City Building. Three separate enclosures for various-sized breeds. Water sources, benches and shade trees. (Watch for gaps in the fence.)
Cynthiana Dog Park
117 Reynolds Ave., Cynthiana, Kentucky
Sections for large and small breeds. Well shaded. (Flat Run Dog Park)
England/Idlewood Park and Dog Park
290-acre park with a dog park area. (See Boone County Dog Park)
Fort Thomas Dog Park
199 Mayfield Avenue in Highland Hills Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Separate fenced areas for small and large breeds. Grassy areas along with a few trails. A water fountain is available on a hill outside of the dog park – you may want to bring your own water. Follow on Facebook.
Newport Dog Park
901 E. 6th Street, Newport, Kentucky (behind the library)
Fenced park with benches, exercise and agility features, water fountains and concrete walking paths. Separate area for small and large breeds.
Walton Community Park
35 Old Stephenson Mill Rd., Walton, Kentucky
Part of the park has a dog-park area: dog enclosures with benches, trees and a covered table. Uphill walk from the parking lot to access the enclosures. Only the middle enclosure has a water fountain. Bring your own water.
DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO
6794 Webster St., Dayton, Ohio
Dog agility equipment; 6 acres
Canal Run Dog Park
550 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Three separate areas for large and small breeds. Water fountain is turned off during the winter. Shade structure.Tunnels and logs for the dogs. Annual registration fee.
Central Bark Dog Park
501 N Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available.
Creager Field Dog Park
210 Shafor Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Oakwood Dog Park)
Deeds Point Dog Park
555 Webster Street in Deeds Point MetroPark
Lots of room for dogs to run and explore.
Duke Dog Park
1670 Troy-Sidney Rd., Troy, Ohio
Located within Paul G. Duke Park, the dog park has two acres. Area is divided for small and large breeds.
Francis Kennels Private Dog Park
1984 Lower Bellbrook Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Membership fee to enjoy this dog park that includes a pond and dock.
Hazel Woods Park
3789 W. Lower Springboro Rd., Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches. (See Springboro Dog Park.)
Hisey Park Dog Park
5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Picnic benches. Bring your own water.
Kitty Hawk/Menlo Park
5210 Sabra Ave., Huber Heights, Ohio
Designated areas for small and large breeds. Dog drinking fountain, misting fire hydrant water play feature, benches and trees. Walking paths inside and around the perimeter of the dog park.
Kyle Dog Park at Thomas B. Kyle Memorial Park
Kyle and First Streets, Tipp City, Ohio
Fenced dog park with benches and picnic tables. Water is available – bring your bowl.
Montgomery County Bark Park
6794 Webster Street, Dayton, Ohio
Fenced exercise areas. Water is available onsite. Currently closed due to COVID-19.
Oak Grove Dog Park
1790 E Social Row Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Fenced area with a separate area for small breeds. This park is closed the first Monday of each month for maintenance.
Oakwood Dog Park at Creager Field
210 Shafor Blvd., Oakwood, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Creager Field Dog Park)
501 N. Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available. (See Central Bark Dog Park)
Springboro Dog Park
75 W. Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches are available. (See Hazel Woods Park.)
1545 Pumphouse Rd. Springfield, Ohio
Areas for small and large breeds. Grassy area, benches, water fountain, picnic tables and lots of trees. Located inside Old Reid Park.
Aurora Dog Park
107 Manchester Landing, Aurora, Indiana
Near the Dearborn Trail entrance. Separate areas for small and large breeds.
Batesville Dog Park
508 E. Eastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Located with in Liberty Park. Separate areas for small and larger breeds. Benches available. Registration is required.
326 S. Broom Street, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain available at this .36-acre park.
2297 Commercial Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this fenced-in .57-acre park. Bring your own water.
Lawrenceburg Dog Park
Todd Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Spaces for small and large breeds. Dog fountains and playgrounds.
702 N. McCormick Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this .38-acre park. Bring your own water.
North Star Dog Park
439 Milky Way, Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this 2-acre park. Bring your own water.
Odana School Park
678 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, Indiana
2.8-acre fenced park. No benches or water provided.
1802 Quann-Olin Parkway, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain are found at this park.
River Front Dog Park
101 W. Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Enjoy the Ohio River views! Separate areas for smaller breeds. Drinking water. Passes available from the City Parks Department.
Todd Creech Park
148 Front St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Separate area for smaller and large breeds. Grassy area and paved paths. Water bowls.
Walnut Grove Park
202 N. Westfield Rd., Madison, Indiana
Benches are available at this 1.17-acre park. Bring your own water.
2301 Sheridan Dr., Madison, Indiana
Benches are found at this park. Bring your own water. Water in the lagoon is not tested.
Updated April 15, 2022
Todd Creech Park, Wiggley Field in Ohio I have visited both of these parks after reading this article, and the Best thing about these parks that they have divided sections for the dogs according to breed and size, This makes a lot easy to relax with your dog and have quality time, I have pretty Good Pitbull so it is easy for me other than those parks where little one dog owner gave me stare like I’m holding a devil.
I recommend these parks for dogs It will help them socializing and dog park equipment will keep your dogs entertained.
Thank you for compiling the list of dog parks! I’m thinking about adopting a stray puppy and researching local locations to take my pet for fun. I’ve been to several of the recommended locations. I like Smock Bark Park since it is a terrific area to take your puppy and let it explore the surroundings.
Good luck with your new puppy! We will look into Smock Bark Park!