This may be the largest fenced dog park. It claims to be 107 acres of fenced land for dogs to run and play off leash. While most dog parks are between 1/2-10 acres in size, a few boast of being the largest. The more urban the dog park the more likely it is to be a small lot but usually packed full of amenities like water fountains, trees, benches, and sometimes even artificial turf. The larger parks tend to be in more rural locations and give dogs a real chance to run off some of their energy.
Featured Dog Parks
The Newtown Dog Park in Georgia won the Beneful dog food companies half million dollar make over in 2011. This dog park has a separate small dog area, two splash areas, agility equipment, artificial turf, trees, benches, and a water spigot.
We rarely highlight private dog parks but this one has it all. They have a pond with diving dock. A spray area with fountains and fun things for the dogs to run in and get wet. The dog park even has heavy duty agility equipment. As with all private dog parks this comes at a price but this dog park seems to have all of the ammenities.
This dog park has great reviews and a large amount of community support. Over the years the Fair Oaks Responsible Dog Owners Group (FORDOG), a group of dog park lovers and local volunteers both added trees, four shade structures, and drainage to this park. They had a dog park fundraiser to pay for these improvement and also did raised donations for canned food for the local animal shelter. The dog park itself has it all: grass, benches, shade, wading pools for hot days in the summer, drinking water, and a great group of people that support it.
This is a new dog park in New Orleans City Park and is dedicated to the animals that died due to hurricane Katrina. This dog park has a fire hydrant fountain that allows dogs to splash and play. This is the first time we have seen this feature in a dog park and the dogs just love it.
The dog park opened spring 2009 along with several other new dog parks in Texas. This dog park is closely related to the Brownsville Animal Shelter. The dog park was named after a woman who loved animals and helped move towards a no-kill shelter in the city. Currently, the shelter takes part in the North Shores Animal League's Pet Adoptathon which has helped find homes for more than a quarter million animals worldwide.
This dog park has a separate swimming area; it is a great place to spend a hot afternoon. There is only a fee to use the dog park on weekends of $1 per person. The dog park also has an agility course, a mural, and a doggy fire hydrant to add to the charm.
Willow Creek Dog Park is a 4 acre fenced park in Prescott, Arizona. This park is being featured because it has great features like grass, trees, benches, agility equipment, a shade structure, and drinking water. The City of Prescott owns and operates this dog park and it looks like the dogs love it.
This dog park is one of the most popular dog parks we have heard of. It is open year round, even in the snowy months it seems well populated with fun loving dogs and owners. The park is in White Bear and operated by Ramsey County. We give this dog park a high rating as local individuals have really made this dog park theirs and help maintain it and keep it clean.
This park just opened in 2008. It is located in the central valley of California in Woodland. It is Woodland's first dog park; residents no longer have to travel to Davis or Sacramento. It has grass turf and separate areas for large and small dogs. It is fully fenced with a message board, benches, tables, and trees. It is a great opportunity for the friendly dogs of Woodland to play.
The Grand Opening ceremony for Lincoln Dog Park in Grand Forks, North Dakota was a huge success with over 300 dogs in attendance that day. This dog park is one of North Dakota's newest and largest. It is 2.75 acres of fenced land for the dogs to run; it also includes 36 shade trees, benches, and tables. This dog park was funded by the City of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks Park District and Roaming Paws Off Leash Dog Park Group. To see more information and the rules for this dog park you can visit its community based website.
On June 7th the Watson Upper Valley Dog Park became a reality. A visitor said, "The park is absolutely beautiful but when the dogs came into the park today, it came alive!"
Our opening day was full of excitement and enthusiasm as 35 dogs and their owners, well-wishers from the Upper Valley and Town supporters gathered together for a celebration. After 5 years of searching for a venue, fund raising and building the park, we, the Upper Valley Dog Park Supporters acknowledged the Town of Hartford, VT Board of Selectmen, Hunter Rieseberg, Town Manager, and Tad Nunez, Director of Parks & Recreation Dept. for their support and encouragement with the project. Hunter Rieseberg then thanked us for our hard work, dedication and how pleased he was with the Dog Park. By the end of the day we had over 60 dogs or better.
It has been a busy place ever since. Our volunteers have been monitoring at various times to keep the park set up with supplies and helping the dog owners with questions. Jenn Barg, our Canine Behavior Adviser/Trainer, has been coming once a month on Saturday 9-11am to assist anyone with a question or issue with their dog(s).
If you are traveling in our area.....Come see us and watch your dog(s) smile. Yes they do smile! Website: www.watsondogpark.org
Leslie Carney (Director)
South Ogden dog park is located in Utah and just opened in June 2008. It is a large 2 acre grassy dog park with a great community group of people that support it. This large grassy dog park seems to be a favorite in the area.
This nearly one year old, Rural Hall, North Carolina dog park is lovely to behold. Supplied with a good sized water station and split into large and small dog areas, this park has lots to make pet and their companions happy. Thanks to our wonderful visitors, we some great photos submitted to represent this park.
This dog park is located in Iowa City, IA. It has 11 fenced acres with three separate areas, making it one of the largest fenced dog parks. One fenced area has a pond for the dogs to swim, another is for small dogs, and another area is an agility course that can be rented for events. The city runs this park and charges a $25 annual fee or one can get a day permit for $5. It looks like the dogs love this park.