300 Dog Parks & Counting

💥🎉NUMBER 300🎉💥

We just visited our 💫300th dog park.

Over the past 10 years we’ve visited
23 states
75 dog friendly hotels
300 dog park
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Ossian & Koda love exploring, and it’s even better when there is

NO LEASH involved.

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In 2010 we attended the first #barkworld conference and learned that dogs can have their own #blogs. So the blog- theokdogblog was born.

We began sharing pictures and rating on all the dog parks we visited. We realized we loved planning trips to cities that had lots of dog friendly off leash parks. So began our mission to visit 100 dog parks, we hit that easy…the next goal was 250. And this past year we decided we wanted to try and hit 300 dog parks before the pups were too old to #travel or enjoy.
We are excited to say our 10 year old #Saint and 11 year old #Husky have reached the goal of 300 dog parks. We are not done yet. We still have three days left of our texas road trip and there are more on our list to visit.
I am very proud of what our #family has accomplished. I believe our #pups have enjoy ever #trip we’ve ever taken. I am thankful that we are able to give our pups the #luxury to travel and #explore.

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 visit dog parks we have never been too.

Currently, we have visited

over 300 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! We’re on a mission to find #AmericasBestDogParks

Alabama = 7

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Alabama

Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park, Montgomery, AL

Alabaster Dream Dog Park, Alabaster, AL

Cahaba Beach Dog Park, Birmingham, AL

Hoover Dog Park, Hoover, AL

Remy’s Dog Park at Red Mountain, Birmingham, AL

Fultondale Dog Park, Fultondale, AL

Green Springs Dog Park, Birmingham, AL

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


Alaska
Arizona


Arkansas=3

JeFURson Dog Park, Texarkana, AR

MacArthur Dog Park, Little Rock, AR

Ward Dog Park, Ward, AR


California
Colorado
Connecticut


Delaware = 2

Elsmere Dog Park, Elsmere, DE

Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE


Florida = 15

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Florida

Mizner Bark Park, Boca Raton, FL

Lake Ida Dog Park, Delray Beach, FL

Dogwood Dog Park, Jacksonville, FL

West Kendall Dog Park, Miami, FL

Tropical Park Dog Park, Miami, FL

Bailey Tobins Big Dog Run, Naples, FL

Freedom Lake Dog Park, Pinellos, FL

Happy Tails Dog Park, Plantation, FL

Hounds of Henry Street, Pinta Gorda, FL

Fort De Soto Dog Beach, St Petersburg, FL

Picnic Island, Tampa, FL

Reasons to visit Tampa Florida

Al Helms Dog Park, Panama City, FL

Everitt Avenue Dog Park, Panama City, FL

Alaqua Unleashed, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Niceville Dog Park, Niceville FL

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


Georgia = 20

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Georgia

Piedmont Dog Park, Atlanta, GA

Parkgrounds Dog Park, Atlanta, GA

Brookhaven Park, Atlanta, GA

Freedom Barkway Dog Park, Atlanta, GA

Reasons to visit Atlanta, Georgia

Newton Beneful Dream Dog Park, Johns Creek, GA

Macon Dog Park, Macon, GA

Lewis Dog Park, Marietta, GA

Wildwood Dog Park, Marietta, GA

Freedom Park Dog Park, Valdosta GA- gnat

Woofstock Dog Park, Woodstock, GA

Chattapoochee Dog Park, Duluth, GA

Rabbit Hill Dog Park, Dacula, GA

Pinckneyville Dog Park, Norcross, GA

Adair Dog Park, Decantar, GA

Canine Crossing, College Park, GA

Oxbow Support Facility Dog Park, Columbus, GA

Glen Lake Dog Park, Decatur, GA

Lakeshore Dog Park, Dalton, GA

Burger Park Dog Park, Smyrna, GA

Pitner Road Dog Park, Acworth, GA

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


Hawaii
Idaho


Illinois = 8

Prairie Wolf Dog Park, Lake Forest, IL

Jackson Bark Park, Chicago, IL

Montrose Dog Beach, Chicago, IL

Independence Grove, Libertyville, IL

Duck Farms Dog Park, Lake Vila, IL

Morton Dog Park, Morton Dog IL

Laura Bradley Dog Park, Dry Run, IL

Shiloh Dog Park, Swansea, IL

Stookey Township Dog Park, Belleville, IL

Rock Spring Rotary Dog Park, O’Fallon, IL


Indiana = 5

Clifty Creek Dog Park, Columbus, IN

Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park, Indianapolis, IN

Bed and Biscuit Dog Park, Westfield, IN

Tom Wood Subaru Dog Park, Carmel IN

Pheasant Run Apartment Dog Run, Lafayette, IN


Iowa = 4

Crow Creek Dog Park, Bettendorf, IA

Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park, Waterloo, IA

Paw Park, Cedar Falls, IA

Mason City Dog Park, Mason City, IA


Kansas = 5

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Kansas

Leawoof Dog Park, Leawood, KS

Shawnee Mission Dog Park, Shawnee, KS

Heritage Park Dog Park, Olathe, KS

Buck Fund Dog Park, Emporia, KS

Chisholm Creek Pet Resort Dog Park, Wichita, KS


Kentucky = 29

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Kentucky

Hills Bark Park, Bowling Green, KY

Reasons to visit Bowling Green, Kentucky

Freeman Lake Dog Park, Elizabethtown, KY

Kenton Paw Park, Covington, KY

Boone County Dog Park, Florence, KY

East Frankfort Bark Park, Frankfort, KY

Phoenix Downtown Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Pleasant Ridge Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Coldstream Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Jacobson Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Masterson Station Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Wellington Dog Park, Lexington, KY

Reasons to visit Lexington, Kentucky

Dog Park at Country Park, Versailles, KY

Scott Co Dog Park, Georgetown, KY

Jessamine Co. Dog Park, Nicholasville, KY

Newport Dog Park, Newport KY

Patrick Brandon Memorial Dog Park, Paris KY

Cochran Hill Dog Park, Louisville, KY

Sawyer Dog Park, Louisville, KY

Vettiner Dog Park, Louisville, KY

Champions Dog Park, Louisville KY

Waverly Dog Park, Louisville Ky

Barklands Dog Park, Louisville, KY

Pet Station Country Club Dog Park, Louisville, KY

Old Louisville Dog Run, Louisville, KY

Reasons to visit Louisville, Kentucky

Michael Kay Red Orchard Dog Park, Shelbyville, KY

Chocwalk Dog Park at Millennium Park, Danville, KY

Highland Hills Dog Park, Fort Thomas, KY

Ashland/Boyd.CO Dog Park, Ashland, KY

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


Louisiana
Maine


Maryland = 6

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

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


Massachusetts
Michigan


Minnesota = 15

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Minnesota

Battle Creek Dog Park, Maplewood, MN

Plymouth Dog Park, Plymouth MN

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve Dog Park, Rogers, MN

Elm Creek Off Leash Dog Park, Maple Grove, MN

Rice Creek Off Leash Dog Area, Shoreview, MN

Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Dog Park, White Bear Townships, MN

White Bear Lake Dog Beach, White Bear Township, MN

Minnehaha Dog Park, St. Paul, MN

Lake Minnewashta Dog Park, Chanhassen, MN

Bloomington Dog Park, Bloomington, MN

Cleary Lake Off Leash Dog Park, Prior Lake, MN

Alimagnet Dog Park, Burnsville, MN

Minneapolis Airport Dog Park, Minneapolis, MN

Spring Lake Regional Dog Park, Prior Lake, MN

Southbridge Dog Park, Shakopee, MN

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


Mississippi


Missouri = 19

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Missouri

DuSable Dog Park, St. Charles, MO

Broemmelsiek Dog Park, Wentzville,MO

Bark Park @ Legacy Park, Cottleville, MO

Quail Ridge Dog Park, Wentzville, MO

Fulton Dog Park, Fulton, MO

Grindstone Nature Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO

Twin Lakes Dog Park, Columbia, MO

Indian Hills Dog Park, Columbia, MO

Garth Nature Area Dog Park, Columbia, MO

Cosmo Park Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO

Queeny Dog Park, Baldwin, MO

Ferd B. Lang Dog Park, Arnold, MO

St. John’s Community Dog Park, St. Louis, MO

FL Pup Park, Kingdom City, MO

Blue Springs Dog Park, Blue Springs, MO

Swope Dog Park, Kansas City, MO

Bar K Dog Park, Kansas City, MO

Love’s Travel Plaza Dog Park, Rolla, MO

Downtown Dog Park, Poplar Bluff, MO

Top 5 Dog Park in Missouri
Blue Springs Dog Park, Blue Springs, MO
Broemmelsiek Dog Park, Wentzville,MO
Grindstone Nature Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO
Twin Lakes Dog Park, Columbia, MO
Garth Nature Area Dog Park, Columbia, MO


Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire


New Jersey = 8

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in New Jersey

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

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


New Mexico


New York = 8

Dog Parks we’ve visited in New York

Thomas Ball Memorial Dog Park, Campbell Hall, NY

Department of General Services, Albany, NY

Old English Downtown Dog Park, Albany, NY

Town of Guilderland Dog Park, Guilderland, NY

Lake George Dog Park, Lake Luzerne, NY

Lake George Dog Beach, Lake George, NY

Normanskill Farm Dog Park, Albany, NY

Moreau Lake State Off Leash Area, Gansevoort, NY


North Carolina = 6

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in North Carolina

Azalea Dog Park Asheville, NC

Patton Avenue Pet Company Dog Park, Asheville, NC

Jackson Park Dog Park, Hendersonville, NC

Asheville Dog Park at French Broad River Park, Ashville, NC

Morris Broadband Dog Park, Fletcher, NC

Mills River Dog Park, Mills River, NC

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


North Dakota


Ohio = 29

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Ohio

Big Walnut Dog Park, Columbus, OH-

Scioto Audobon Dog Park, Columbus, OH

Three Creeks Dog Park, Columbus, OH

Wheeler Memorial Dog Park, Columbus, OH

Godown Road, Columbus, OH

Tails Playground Indoor Dog Park-Columbus OH

Pizzuro Park Pooch Playground-Gahanna, OH

Heritage Trail Dog Park, Columbus, OH

Alum Creek Dog Park, Columbus, OH

Prairie Oaks Dog Beach, Hillard, OH

Brooksedge Bark Park, Westerville, OH

Kennel Resorts Beagle Bay Dog Park, Milford OH

Kennel Resorts Cedar Grove Dog Park, Milford, OH

Otto Armleder Dog Park, Cincinnati, OH

Wags Park, Cincinnati , OH

Washington Dog Park, Cincinnati, OH

Mt. Airy Dog Park, Cincinnati

Simmonds Family Dog Park, Cleves, OH

Schaffers Dog Park at Fairfield Township, Hamliton, OH

Bigfoot Run Dog Park, Marrow, OH

Ida Juris Bennett Dog Park, Lebanon OH

Salt Fork Dog Beach, Cambridge, OH

Schappacher Dog Park, Deerfield, OH

Nando’s Dog Park, Dublin, OH

Bark Park at Miami Meadows Miami Township, OH

Wiggly Field Dog Park, West Chester, OH

Montogmery County Dog Park, Dayton, OH

Wiggly Field Old Reid Dog Park, Dayton, OH

Harrison Dog Park, Harrison, Ohio

Top 5 Dog Parks In Ohio
Wags Park, Cincinnati , OH
Heritage Trail Dog Park, Columbus, OH
Washington Dog Park, Cincinnati, OH
Montgomery County Dog Park, Dayton, OH
Alum Creek Dog Park, Columbus, OH


Oklahoma = 10

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Oklahoma

On Cue Dog Park, Noble County, OK

Edmond Dog Park, Edmond, OK

Mustang Dog Park, Mustang, OK

Myriad Botanical Gardens Dog Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Deuce Dog Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Paw Park Dog Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Happy Tails Dog Park, Midwest City, OK

Biscuit Acres Dog Park, Tulsa, OK

Fuel 66 Dog Park, Tulsa, OK

Joe Station Dog Park, Tulsa, OK


Oregon


Pennsylvania = 12

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Pennsylvania

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

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


Rhode Island


South Carolina = 10

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in South Carolina

Brittlebank Dog Park, Charleston, SC

Hazel Parker Playground Dog Run, Charleston SC

James Island Dog Park, Charleston, SC

Reasons to visit Charleston, South Carolina

Canine Corner Cleveland Dog Park, Greenville, SC

Conestee Dog Park, Greenville, SC

Pelham Mill Dog Park, Greenville, SC

Reasons to visit Greenville, South Carolina

Town of Mt. Pleasant Dog Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Pavillion Dog Park, Taylors, SC

Simpsonville Dog Spot, Simpsonville, SC

Wannamaker Co. Dog Park, North Charleston, SC

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


South Dakota


Tennessee = 28

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in Tennessee

Greenway Farms Dog Park, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Chew Chew, Chattanooga, TN

Loudon Dog Park, Loudon, TN

K9 Korral Dog Park, Franklin TN

Maggies Bark Park, Franklin, TN

Fenway’s Dog Park, Goodlesttsville, TN

Centennial Dog Park, Nashville, TN

Shelby Dog Park, Nashville, TN

Warner Dog Park, Nashville, TN

Two Rivers Dog Park, Nashville, TN

William A Pitts, Nashville, TN

Nolansville Dog Park, Nolansville, TN

Freedom Dog Park, Franklin, TN

Bartlett Dog Park, Bartlett, TN

Murfreesboro Bark Park, Murfreesboro, TN

Pistol Creek Dog Park, Maryville, TN

Big Turtle Dog Park, Oak Ridge, TN

Concord Petsafe Dog Park, Knoxville, TN

Charter Doyle Petsafe, Knoxville, TN

Victor Ash Dog Park, Knoxville, TN

Holston River Dog Park, Knoxville, TN

Petsafe Downtown Dog Park, Knoxville, TN

Tommy Schumpert Petsafe Dog Park, Knoxville TN

Petsafe Village Dog Park, Knoxville, TN

Reasons to visit Knoxville, Tennessee

Kingsport Dog Park, Kingsport, TN

Morristown Dog Park, Morristown, TN

Memphis Dog Park at Tobey Park, Memphis, TN

Shelby Farms Dog Park, Memphis, TN

Reasons to visit Memphis Tennessee

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


Texas = 27

Northbark Dog Park, Dallas, TX

White Rock Lake Dog Park, Dallas, TX

Fort Woof Dog Park, Fort Worth, TX

Z Bonz Dog Park, Fort Worth, TX

Shell Gas Station Dog Park, Itasca, TX

H.O.T. Dog Park, Waco, TX

Cedar Bark Dog Park, Cedar Park, TX

Norwood Estate Dog Park, Austin, TX

Auditorium Shores Off Leash Area, Austin, TX

West Austin Neighborhood Dog Park, Austin, TX

Redbud Trail Off Leash Area, Austin, TX

Mary Moore Searight Off Leash Area, Austin, TX

Onion Creek District Park Off Leash Area, Austin, TX

San Marcos Dog Park, San Marcos, TX

New Braunfels Puppy Playland, New Braunfel, TX

Universal City Dog Park, Universal City, TX

Phil Hardberger Dog Park, San Antonio, TX

Tom Slick Dog Park, San Antonio, TX

Seguin Dog Park, Sequin, TX

Katy Dog Park, Katy, TX

Bill Archer Bark Park, Houston, TX

Danny Johnson Dog Park, Houston, TX

Texas Direct Auto Dog Park, Meadows Place, TX

Pawm Springs Dog Park, Sugar Land, TX

Gene Green Dog Park, Houston, TX

Millie Bush Dog Park, Houston, TX

Stragent Dog Park, Longview, TX

Top 5 Texas Dog Parks
Cedar Bark Dog Park, Cedar Park, TX
Z Bonz Dog Park, Fort Worth, TX
NorthBark Dog Park, Dallas, TX
Bill Archer Bark Park, Houston, TX
Katy Dog Park, Katy, TX

Utah
Vermont


Virginia = 21

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

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


Washington


West Virginia = 7

All Dog Parks We’ve Played at in West Virginia

Valley Park Dog Park, Hurricane WV

Nitro Dog Park, Nitro, WV

Krepps Dog Park, Morgantown, WV

Joplin Dog Run, South Charleston,WV

Stanleys Spot Dog Park, Morgantown, WV

Fidos Backyard, Fairmont, WV

Clarksburg Dog Park, Clarksburg, WV


Wisconsin = 2

Viking County Dog Park, Stoughton, WI

Eau Claire Dog Park, Eau Claire, WI


Wyoming


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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
Blue Springs Dog Park, Blue Springs, MO
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 Bark Dog Park, Medford, NJ

Help us find #AmericasBestDogParks
By commenting below – your favorite dog park

WOL (Woof Out Loud)


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

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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

 

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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

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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.

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Dog Wood Park Dog Park

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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

 

WAGS Park

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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