Simmonds Family Dog Park


Type of Park: Fenced Off Leash

Location: 8715 Hamilton Cleves Pike Road, Cleves, OH

Maintenance: Dawn to Dusk

Membership: None (Except it is $3 to get into the park) *although on Saturday there was no one there to take the money.

Separate Areas: Yes *there were four areas.  One small One large *One agility area-but the large dogs had to enter through there to get to their area, and then another “all dog area” *it was closed at the time we visited.

Surface Area: Grass, Dirt and Gravel

Stimulating Activities: Agility area

Cooling: Cooling tents, and a few trees *that when full grown will provide lots of shade

Greenage: a few doggy stations in each side of the park

Human Comfort: Shading tents with picnic tables underneath, a few benches through out the park

the OK Dog’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paws

*very neat park, wish they would have added a water feature to it.  It would make the top list then*


Bigfoot Run Dog Park


Type of Park: Fenced off leash park

Location: Next to Baker House Animal Hospital.  You actually park in their parking lot.  5038 Appaloosa Circle, Morrow, OH

Maintenance: Dawn to Dusk *the do have one light…not sure if it actually puts out enough light to play at the park.

Membership: Free to public

Separate Areas: Yes, it is marked small and large, but no one seemed to really pay attention to that.

Surface Area: Grass

Stimulating Activities: none

Cooling: A few shade trees *No Water* BRING YOUR OWN

Greenage: A few trash cans at entrance, and reused grocery bags for pick up.

Human Comfort: two benches

the OK Dog’s Rating: 2 out 5 paws

*7:30pm was the time to be there.  Lots of people!

Otto Armleder Dog Park


Type of Park: Fenced off leash park

Location: 5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH

Maintenance: Dawn to Dusk

Membership: Free to public

Separate Areas: Small dog area and large dog area

Surface Area: Grass

Stimulating Activities: none really

Cooling: Lots of shade trees and water fountain located inside dog park

Greenage: Waste station located at entrance

Human Comfort: a few bench

The OK Dog’s Rating: 3 out 5 Paws

Very popular and lots of shade!

Top 10 Dog Parks


Concord Dog Park in Knoxville, TN – Our favorite dog park! This is a free, public park built by Petsafe, with several areas. There is enough grass, in addition to a woods area and the center being light gravel with lights. The best part is the swim area, fenced separately, with the best dock and plenty of other ways to enter, including a nice ramp. Our dogs love going here, and we make the trip to Knoxville multiple times per year.



Wags Park in Cincinnati, OH – This is a private park, but offers reasonably-priced day passes. All of the dogs are temperament tested before entering, which makes for no worry knowing all the dogs will behave (there are also staff members in the park to take care of any problems). Perfect size with 2 good-sized grass areas, a very nice man-made pond with a dock, and agility equipment. Also, there is a lot of seating, a bar on site, and a huge TV for owners to enjoy. Very nice and worth the price.


Beaus Dream Dog Park

Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Lancaster, PA– Really cool park designed by Beneful. All turf and 2 sides. It is the perfect size, with a water feature, a tennis ball launcher, and a walking bridge. Owners can enjoy it on the patio/deck area with wooden Adirondack chairs, under a shade structure. A very unique park that we highly recommend.



Newtown Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek, GA – We find ourselves in Atlanta once or twice each year and always make a trip to nearby Johns Creek for this park. This was also designed by Beneful, is mostly turf (also has a small woodsy area) and has a cool water feature, an arch bridge for the dogs with tunnels underneath, and a shaded picnic table area in the back. The park also has lights, so you can spend many hours there.


Dog Wood Park in Jacksonville, FL – A private dog park, again with a reasonable day pass. This place is huge! 25 fenced acres, with separate areas. One is a large area with some obstacles and a pond. Next is a wooded area, cool for hiking with the dogs off leash. There is also an agility area and a small dog area. So much to do here, and many areas for the dogs to explore.


Macon Dog Park in Macon, GA – A large grass park with a long creek to cool off, several bridges to cross, agility equipment, and lots of trees. Very well maintained and lots of fun.


James Island County Park Dog Park in Charleston, SC – This is a public dog park, but there is a small fee to enter the park. There is a large pond past a grass area. A great place to swim and easy entry for the dogs. There are also several seating options.


Heritage Trail Dog Park

Heritage Trail Dog Park in Hilliard, OH – Columbus is a very dog-friendly city, and this is our favorite park in the area. It is only 2 years old, and has a cool water feature, a shelter, and grass with a walking path through the first half of the park. The large side has 2 in-ground tunnels for dogs to go over or through.


broemmelsiek Dog park

Broemmelsiek Dog Park in Wentzville, MO – This park is near St. Louis, and the centerpiece is a good-sized pond with a dock. There is a large shelter near the entrance, light gravel to the pond, and grass for the dogs to run in another area.


Freedom Barks Dog Park in Medford, NJ – A huge park with several areas, separated by lines of trees. There are lots of creeks, agility equipment, and many very large areas for a game of chase or catch. The park is a long walk from the parking lot, but the dogs love it.


Unleash the Fun

wagspark3810 Church Street Newton, Ohio 45244



Type of Park: Private Off-Leash Dog Park

Surface Area: Grass, concrete walking area, large rock path, and rubber mulch

Stimulating Activities: swimming pond & dock, large water fountains, doggy play set, agility equipment-including tunnels and teeter

Cooling: water sprinklers & swimming pond give plenty of water to drink, also a water fountain inside the park, quite a few shade trees, a picnic shelter as well

Separate Areas: No – All dogs are temperament tested before entering the park-so small and large can stay together.

Greenage: four or five waste bag and trash stations throughout park (you don’t have to walk far to get a bag or deposit one)

Human Comfort: picnic shelter & picnic tables- benches and chairs throughout the park, men and women built in bathrooms, large screen TV, drink & snack bar, lots of events including football games on the big screen

Location:  Just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (Click here for directions)

Membership: Annual membership or month/day passes available.  All dogs must have current vaccinations (proof off) and pass a temperament test.

Rules and Policies

  • Early termination of monthly payment programs carries a 90-day same rate fee
  • Members can upgrade to a new program at any time during their membership. Simply notify us and we will adjust your rate on the next billing cycle
  • No downgrades permitted
  • Members receive a membership card (may be a picture card) that is used to access Park facilities
  • All Members are required to sign a contract and waiver
  • All dogs are required to have current shot and vaccination records
  • All dogs are subject to temperament testing before permitted in the Park
  • We reserve the right to ask a customer to remove their dog from the park at anytime and/or revoke a membership

** All memberships expire at the end of the season in which they were purchased.

** Weather permitting.  Park closes due to severe weather, rainy or snowy weather or when emergency maintenance is required. Additionally the park hours may vary due to special events. In all cases the Park reserves the right to close the facility or amend its hours of operation at any time without notice; however the Park will endeavor to notify its Annual, Seasonal and Summer Members via Facebook or email.

What makes the park unique:  Well-trained staff, clean swimming area, lots of stimulation for dogs, all dogs temperament tested, lots of events and great human comforts

TheOKdogs Rating: 5 paws out of 5


5 Reason I Love Traveling

5. We get to go for a ride

4. There are always new smells and lots of new friends to meet

3. Lots of sleep


2. We always get a new toy or a new treat.


1.  Mom and dad let me sleep on the bed!!!