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


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.


Nature of Park-
Open to-
Location of-
Human Comfort-


Independence Grove Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash

Open to Public: Permit required: http://www.lcfpd.org/dog-parks/IG/

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!
See all these dog parks here: Where We Play

Live Your Adventure



Hollywood Cemetery Guard Dog

At the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia there is a special iron cast Newfoundland statue.

It guards over a the grave site of 3 year old Elizabeth Rees who died from scarlet fever in the 1860s.

How the newfi came to guard this young girl is still a bit of a mystery.  But, we sure do think this is a beautiful sentiment and sight.


Dog Wood Park Dog Park


7407 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256







Type of Park: Membership Dog Park

Surface Area: 25 Acres-Grass & Dirt

Stimulating Activities: Pond, wooded area, agility, tires and tunnels

Cooling: pond give plenty of water to drink, a few water fountains inside the park, large wooded area, and lots of trees

Separate Areas: Yes- Large and Small areas, plus agility area and wooded area

Greenage: waste bag and trash stations throughout park

Human Comfort: a few lawn chairs and a couple of picnic tables.  Not lot of seating considering the park is so huge; you’d lose sight of your dog if sitting too long.  Bathrooms inside admission trailer outside of dog park.

Location:  Jacksonville, FL

Maintenance: Members can use the park 6am-10pm, Visitors can enter when Office is open M-F 10am-4pm S/s 9am-5pm

Membership: Yes, The price for visitor admission is $11 for the first dog and $1.25 for each additional dog.  Park membership starts at $35 per month or $289 for an annual membership.  Rabies vaccination proof required.

Dog Wood Parks website is pretty awesome check it out HERE

TheOKdogs Rating: 5 paws out of 5



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


Home Hotels


We LOVE sleeping on the bed!

As you can see…


Dog Friendly Hotels

We hope in your travels you check out these awesome hotels:

La Quinta Inn in Atlanta, GA

La Quinta in Tampa, FL

Doggy Bed & Breakfast Port Charlotte, FL (dogs only)

Red Roof Inn in Naples, FL

La Quinta Inn in Fort Lauderdale, FL

La Quinta Inn in Jacksonville, FL

Red Roof Inn in Mount Pleasant, SC

La Quinta Inn in Greenville, SC

La Quinta Inn in Pigeon Forge, TN

Twas the Night Before Vacation!

Twas the night before Vacation, when all through the house

All creatures were stirring including the mouse! (Hamster)

The suitcases was zipped and car tightly packed

in hopes that tomorrow we wouldn’t react

The Pups (that’s us) was not ready to sleep

and Mommy and Daddy were wishing we hadn’t peaked

Our leashes were hung but our bags were gone

we knew that the time had….OH No my kong!

We are ready for this trip we just can’t wait

til 9am tomorrow its gonna be great!

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!!!


Barkworld 2013

Barkworld 2013 is in the books.  This was our 3rd time going in the 4 years of its existence.  Lots of SWAG, good info, and good times.  Ossian and Koda loved daycare!  (Ossian definitely put the “Bark” in Barkworld… he was very talkative during daycare.  Best Friends Pet Care does such an awesome job! They need one in Lexington!  We were glad to hear Victoria Stilwell again, as well as many other speakers.  We are already looking forward to next year!

On the long way home Sunday, we stopped at Newtown Dream Dog Park and Chattapoochie Dog Park in Georgia.  Newtown Dream was very cool.  They have Astroturf instead of grass, which is much less messy, and Ossian loved the fountain pad. There were also several big dogs there, NONE of which Ossian went after! (He probably would have lost the battle with the Irish Wolfhound that dwarfed him).  Chattapoochie was half closed, but still a decent park with fountains.  The dogs slept most of the way home, except for our stop at Petco to spend our gift cards.  The dogs will need a few days to recuperate (as will Mommy and I), but we all enjoyed ourselves!

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