Ultimate Dog Park LIst

The OK Dog’s Ultimate Dog Park List

We are all about visiting dog parks!  We try to take a “dog park extravaganza” often and try to 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 #American’sBestDogParks

Kentucky = 28

Top 5 Dog Parks In Kentucky
Sawyer Dog Park, Louisville, KY
Boone County Dog Park, Florence, KY
East Frankfort Bark Park, Frankfort, KY
Michael Kay Red Orchard Dog Park, Shelbyville, KY
Champions Dog Park, Louisville KY

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Kentucky

 


 Tennessee = 28

Top 5 Dog Parks In Tennessee
Concord Petsafe Dog Park, Knoxville, TN
Morristown Dog Park, Morristown, TN
Shelby Farms Dog Park, Memphis, TN
Tommy Schumpert Petsafe Dog Park, Knoxville TN
Maggies Bark Park, Franklin, TN

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Tennessee


 Ohio = 29

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
  5. Alum Creek Dog Park, Columbus, OH

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Ohio


 North Carolina = 6

Our Favorite Dog Park In North Carolina
Jackson Park Dog Park, Hendersonville, NC

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in North Carolina


South Carolina = 10

Top 5 Dog Parks In South Carolina
James Island Dog Park, Charleston, SC
Conestee Dog Park, Greenville, SC
The Pavillion Dog Park, Taylors, SC
Simpsonville Dog Spot, Simpsonville, SC
Pelham Mill Dog Park, Greenville, SC

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in South Carolina


Florida = 15

Top 5 Dog Park In Florida
Dogwood Dog Park, Jacksonville, FL
Fort De Soto Dog Beach, St Petersburg, FL
Happy Tails Dog Park, Plantation, FL
Tropical Park Dog Park, Miami, FL
West Kendall Dog Park, Miami, FL

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Florida


Georgia = 20

Top 5 Dog Parks In Georgia
Newton Beneful Dream Dog Park, Johns Creek, GA
Macon Dog Park, Macon, GA
Canine Crossing, College Park, GA
Pinckneyville Dog Park, Norcross, GA
Woofstock Dog Park, Woodstock, GA

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Georgia


Alabama = 7

Top 3 Dog Parks In Alabama
Cahaba Beach Dog Park, Birmingham, AL
Alabaster Dream Dog Park, Alabaster, AL
Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park, Montgomery, Al

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Alabama


Illinois = 5

Top 5 Dog Parks in Illinois


Wisconsin = 2


Minnesota=13

Top 5 Dog Parks In Minnesota
Battle Creek Off Leash Dog Park
Minnehaha Dog Park
Bloomington Dog Park
Alimagnet Dog Park
Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Minnesota


Indiana = 5


 Missouri = 10

Top 5 Dog Park in Missouri

Broemmelsiek Dog Park, Wentzville,MO
Grindstone Nature Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO
Cosmo Park Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO
Twin Lakes Dog Park, Columbia, MO
Garth Nature Area Dog Park, Columbia, MO

 

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Minnesota


West Virginia = 7

  • Valley Park Dog Park, Hurricane WV -dog tunnels inspiration
  • Nitro Dog Park, Nitro, WV  -chicken house
  • Krepps Dog Park, Morgantown, WV -woodsey/rocks, cool
  • Joplin Dog Run, South Charleston,WV
  • Stanleys Spot Dog Park, Morgantown, WV
  • Fidos Backyard, Fairmont, WV
  • Clarksburg Dog Park, Clarksburg, WV

 Virginia = 21

Top 5 Dog Parks In Virginia
James Hunter Dog Park, Arlington VA
Glencarlyn Dog Park, Arlington, VA
Shilington Dog Park, Arlington, VA
Fort Bernard, Arlington, VA
Windmill Dog Park, Alexandria, VA

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Virginia

  • Windmill Dog Park, Alexandria, VA 
  • James Hunter Dog Park, Arlington, VA
  • Glencarlyn Dog Park, Arlington, VA
  • Fort Bernard, Arlington, VA
  • Shilington Dog Park, Arlington, VA
  • Crozet Dog Park, Crozet, VA
  • Forest Hill Presbyterian Church Dog Park, Richmond, Virginia
  • Dorey Dog Park, Henrico, VA
  • Short Pump Dog Park, Henrico, VA
  • Church Hill Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Barker Field Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Northside Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Stony Point Fashion Park Mall Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Bandy Field Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Hanover Co Dog Park, Hanover, VA
  • Salem Rotary Dog, Salem, VA
  • Highland Dog Park, Roanoke, VA
  • Thrasher Park, Roanoke, VA
  • Rockwood Dog Park, Richmond, VA
  • Lynchburg Dog Park, Lynchburg, VA
  • Ruff House Dog park, Richmond, VA

Maryland = 6

Top 3 Dog Parks In Maryland
Patterson Dog Park, Baltimore, ML
Locust Dog Park, Baltimore, ML
Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach, Pasadena, ML

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Maryland

  • Heurich Dog Park, Hyattsville, ML
  • Kent Island Dog Park,  Stevensville, ML
  • MataPeake Dog Beach, Stevensville, ML
  • Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach, Pasadena, ML
  • Locust Dog Park, Baltimore, ML
  • Patterson Dog Park, Baltimore, ML

Delaware = 2


Pennsylvania = 12

Top Dog Park In Pennsylvania
Beau’s Beneful Dream Dog Park, Lancaster, PA

  • Schuylkill Dog Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • Beau’s Beneful Dream Dog Park, Lancaster, PA
  • Jeager and friends dog park, Somerset, PA
  • Allen Township Dog Park, Northampton, PA
  • Macungie Dog Park, Macungie, PA
  • Monocacy Dog Park, Bethlehem, PA
  • Route 100 Off-Leash Dog Park, Fogelsville, PA
  • Cedar Creek Dog Park, Allentown, PA
  • Nazareth Dog Park, Nazareth, PA
  • Happy Tails Kohl Memorial Dog Park, Harrisburg, PA
  • Godfrey’s Welcome to Dogdom, Mohnton, PA
  • Bubba’s Happy Tails Dog Park, Shippensburg, PA

New Jersey = 8

Top Dog Park in New Jersey
Freedom Bark Dog Park, Medford, NJ

  • Timber Creek Dog Park, Blackwood, NJ
  • Longport Dog Beach, Somers Point, NJ
  • Freedom Bark Dog Park, Medford, NJ
  • Connelly Dog Park, Voorhees Township, NJ
  • Cameron Dog Park, Parsippany, NJ
  • Pennington Dog Park, Delanco, NJ
  • Swedes Run Dog Park, Moorestown, NJ
  • Gloucester County Dog Park, Logan Township, NJ

 

New York = 7

Dog Parks we’ve visited in New York



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Top 20 Dog Parks

Concord Dog Park, Knoxville, TN
Wags Park, Cincinnati, OH
Battle Creek Off Leash Dog Park
Newtown Dream Dog Park, Johns Creek, GA
Cahaba Beach Dog Park, Birimingham, AL
Minnehaha Dog Park
Brommelsiek Dog Park, St. Louis, MI
Grindstone Nature Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO
Macon Co. Dog Park, Macon, GA
James Island Dog Park, Charleston, SC
Bloomington Dog Park
Heritage Trails Dog Park, Columbus, OH
Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE
Prairie Wolf Dog Park, Lake Forest, IL
Beau’s Beneful Dream Dog Park, Lancaster, PA
Alimagnet Dog Park
Viking County Dog Park, Stoughton, WI
Jackson Bark Park, Chicago, IL
Freedom Barks Dog Park, Medford, NJ
James Hunter Dog Park, Arlington VA


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Help us find #America’sBestDogParks
By commenting below – your favorite dog park
We’ll get back with you and we will tell your story on our blog!
Then get the keys and come check it out ourselves!
WOL (Woof Out Loud)


Learn what we believe the Characteristics of a Dog Park are.

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Nature of Park-
Open to-
Location of-
Enrichment-
Areas-
Surfaces-
Human Comfort-

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Indian Hills Dog Park

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Nature of park: Public off leash park
Open to public
Location: Columbia MO
Enrichment: None
Areas: One area for all dogs
Surface: grass and dirt
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1 out of 5 Paws

 

Twin Lakes Dog Park

NO LEASH

 

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.

The Ok Dog’s Rating:  5 out 5 Paws

This park is making us rethink our Top 10!

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Ossian & Koda knows the rules: Always swim with a buddy!
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This is one happy dog!  Swimming on a beautiful day=the best day
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Ossian surveying the land
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Koda & her ball (that she found and claimed as her own)

Grindstone Nature Area

Day two in Columbia, Missouri was a great day:

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.

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The Great Expedition

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.

 

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Gotta Love this statue of Lewis & Clark and their Newfi Dog Seaman!

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DuSable Dog Park

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NO LEASH

 

Nature of the Park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location: St. Charles Missouri
Enrichment: None
Areas: Three areas, All Dogs, Large Dogs & Small Dogs
Surface: Grass
Human Comfort: Few benches and shelter with picnic tables

 

TheOKdogs Rating: 1.5 out of 5 PAWS

 

Quail Ridge Dog Park

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NO LEASH

Nature of park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location: Wentzville Missouri
Enrichment: None
Areas: Small and Large areas
Surface: Mainly dirt
Human Comfort: A few benches and a shelter area

 

TheOKdogs Rating: 2 out 5 paws

 

Bark Park @ Legacy Park

NO LEASH

 
Nature Of Park:  Fenced
Open To: Public
Location: Legacy Park in Cottleville Missouri
Enrichment: MIA
Areas: Large and Small
Surface: Dirt
Human Comfort: A few places benches and shelter with a few benches

 

 

TheOkDog’s Rating: 1 out of 5 Paws

 

 

Top 10 Dog Parks

#1

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.

#2

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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.

#3

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.

#4

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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.

#5

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.

#6

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.

#7

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.

#8

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.

#9

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.

#10

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.

When I grow up….

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I wanna be a sled dog!