Shawnee Mission Dog Park

Nature of Park– Fenced off leash park
Open to– Public
Location of– Shawnee, Kansas
Enrichment-water for swimming
Areas-one area, has about 44 acres
Surfaces– dirt, grass, concrete
Human Comfort-a few benches spaced out


theOKdog’s Rating: 4 out of 5 PAWS


We were very excited this was our 250th dog park that we visited!!

Rice Creek Off Leash Dog Area


Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to Public

Location: 5959 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126

Enrichment: 13 acres of sand and trees and wide open spaces

Areas: one area for all

Surface: sand, dirt, mulch, mud, grass

Human Comfort: a few benches



Independence Grove Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash

Open to Public: Permit required:

Location: Separate from the rest of Independence Grove Forest Preserve, the Dog Park has its own entrance on Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21), north of Buckley Road (Route 137) in Libertyville.

Enrichment: 30 acres of woods and lakes

Area: one open area

Surface: Dirt, Grass, Water

Human Comfort: Bring your walking shoes



This dog park marked our 200th dog park visited!!!!!
200 dog parks across 17 states!
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Everitt Ave Dog Park

Type of Park: Fenced off leash park

Location: 1137 Everitt Ave, Panama City, Florida

Maintenance: dawn to dusk no lights

Membership: free to public

Separate Areas: one area

Surface: Sand & Grass

Stimulating Activities: none

Cooling: shade trees and water fountains in dog park

Greenage: doggy waste station at entrance of dog park

Human Comfort: a few benches and shade trees

theOKdog’s Rating: 2 out of 3

Niceville Dog Park

Type Of Park: Fenced Off Leash Park

Location: N Highway 85 , Niceville, FL 

Membership? Free to public

Separate Areas? Small & large area

Maintance: DOES HAVE LIGHTS!!!

Surface Area: Sand & grass

Stimulating Activities: none

Cooling: lots of shade trees and doggy water fountain in park

Human Comfort: lots of benches and shade trees
The OK Dog’s Rating: 2.5 out 5 Paws

*loved all the shade trees nice big area to run*

Woofstock Dog Park


Type Of Park: Fenced Off Leash Park

Location: 5051 Gann Store Rd.  Chattanooga, TN

Membership? Free to public

Separate Areas? Small & large areas

Maintance: dawn to dusk

Surface Area: Manly mulch

Stimulating Activities: agility equitment 

Cooling: some shade trees and doggy water fountain inside park

Human Comfort: picnic shelter with shade structure 
The OK Dog’s Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Paws

*love the agility equitment*

Greenway Farms Dog Park

Type of Park: Fenced off leash park

Surface: Grass & Dirt

Stimulating Activities: a few agility equipment

Cooling: shade trees and water fountain inside park

Separate Areas: small dog and large dog area

Greenage: waste station located at entrance

Human Comfort: a few benches and shade trees

Location: 5051 Gann Store Rd Chattanooga, TN, US 37405

Maintenance: dawn to dusk

Membership: free to public

theOKdog’s Rating: 2.5 out of 5 paws

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Ohio Dog Parks

Ohio = 28

Top 5 Dog Parks In Ohio

  1. Wags Park, Cincinnati , OH
  2. Heritage Trail Dog Park, Columbus, OH
  3. Washington Dog Park, Cincinnati, OH
  4. Montgomery County Dog Park, Dayton, OH- huge hill, agility area
  5. Alum Creek Dog Park, Columbus, OH

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Ohio

Characteristics of a Dog Park


One of our favorite things to do is travel to different states and dog parks. So far we’ve visited over 250 dog parks!  We have learned so much about what a great dog park looks like, we have a TOP 20 LIST based on how we rate the Characteristics of a Dog Park 


Characteristics of a Dog Park

using the NO LEASH acronym



Nature of Park– Type of Park, On leash/off leash area, fenced or not fenced
Open to– Public or Fee/Private
Location of– Address, parking ease, ability to get in and out, ease to fine
Enrichment-Agility equipment, water for swimming, wooded area
Areas-large/small, acreage
Surfaces– Type of surface- sand, turf, grass, dirt, pebbles
Human Comfort- bathrooms, seating area, shade



Check out all the dog parks we’ve visited by checking out
The OK Dog’s Ultimate Dog Park List