We are all about visiting dog parks! We try to take a “dog park extravaganza” often and visit dog parks we have never been too.
Currently, we have visited
over 200 different dog parks
& we’re still going strong.
We update this page as we visit new ones, so come back! You can check out the details of each dog park by clicking on the link. Don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite dog park! One day we will find #AmericansBestDogParks
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WOL (Woof Out Loud)
Nature of park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to the Public
Location: Columbia, MO
Enrichment: WATER!!!! A huge lake to swim in.
Areas: Three technically. One all dog area, one small dog area w/ water access, and one lake side area. *They usually have the all dog and lake access area open together.
Surface: mainly dirt & sand
Human Comfort: Quiet a few benches, some cool looking chairs and picnic benches all around the park.
We explored Grindstone Nature Area. This park allows dogs off leash on almost 200 acres. You and your pup are able to explore woods, fields, Grindstone creek, and enjoy the beauty of nature with NO LEASHES!!!! The only rule is to keep your dog on leash when near the main trails.
This place was beyond beautiful and with the awesome 75 degree weather made it a wonderful afternoon to explore nature, since we don’t do that much in Lexington.
Nature of park: None fence, public park off leash area
Open to the public
Location: Columbia MO
Enrichment: Nature, Water, Woods
Areas: One large area for all over 200 acres
Surface: All kinds of surfaces, rock, sand, grass, dirt
Human Comfort: Wear comfy shoes, a few benches but most of the time you’ll be hiking and enjoy the creek with your pup.
Here are some of our favorite pictures from today.
Thomas Jefferson commissioned the great expedition, where a select group of US Army Volunteers met up with Captain Meriwether Lewis & Second Lieutenant William Clark in St. Charles Missouri at the now known Frontier Park.
Here are a few takes as we went on our great exploration of St. Charles.
Gotta Love this statue of Lewis & Clark and their Newfi Dog Seaman!
Nature of the Park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location: St. Charles Missouri
Areas: Three areas, All Dogs, Large Dogs & Small Dogs
Human Comfort: Few benches and shelter with picnic tables
Nature Of Park: Fenced
Open To: Public
Location: Legacy Park in Cottleville Missouri
Areas: Large and Small
Human Comfort: A few places benches and shelter with a few benches
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.
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 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 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.