Picture of Prairie View Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Kalamazoo, MI.
A goldendoodle puppy enjoying the view of the park from her snowbank
Picture of Prairie View Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Kalamazoo, MI.
Picture of Prairie View Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Kalamazoo, MI.
Picture of Prairie View Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Kalamazoo, MI.


Prairie View Dog Park opened in the spring of 2010 and features 7 acres of fenced park area for dogs to exercise and socialize off-leash. The park has a grass area with plenty of shade trees and a wooded section with a walking trail. Plus there is a special area for dogs under 25 lbs. Access to the dog park requires either payment of the daily vehicle entrance fee or an annual park pass.


BringFido Guest Rating

Prairie View Dog Park has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 15 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Feb. 19, 2020
    Worth It!

    We have been twice in the last 3 days with our 6 month old husky/lab mix and she has absolutely loved it! Not only is it teaching her great social skills, but we’re able to get some of her endless energy out! Being half husky, she loves to run but our yard is small. The wide open spaces are perfect for her! I also absolutely love the wooded portion that is fenced, such a great place for her to sniff around and explore. The park seems to be kept up very well and is completely worth the $25 annual fee, especially since that allows you access to the other Kalamazoo County parks which includes River Oaks Park That also has a dog park and an amazing splash pad for kids!

  • Oct. 5, 2019
    Perfect in so many ways

    This dog park has everything... wide open spaces, friendly dogs, an affordable price and a really kind community of regulars. Our puppy was welcomed and loved and admired very lovingly each time we’ve gone. It’s a bit of a drive for us from Kalamazoo, but we are always thrilled when we go.

  • More than a year ago
    Very nice

    This is an awesome park and my pups especially enjoyed the wooded off leash area but I have children who are 3,4,and 7 and they have a a rule that no children under 8 may be in the dog park areas. It was definitely disappointing for my kids and husband who had to wait in the car after driving from Battle Creek 45 min.

  • More than a year ago
    Great park but beware of aggressive dogs

    Prairie View is a steal at $25 a year. 3 parks and an enclosed wooded area by lab mix loves to run through. That $25 also gains you access to any Kzoo County park. However, we have always ran into aggressive dogs with owners that apologize repeatedly but do not leave. If you have a puppy or a submissive dog I would not recommend this park.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Dog Park

    Why would someone pay 60+ a year to go to the downtown dog park when they can pay just 25 bucks a year to get access to this lovely park?! There are two main dog parks, one for small dogs and one for all dogs. Both are very large and grassy. The large one has a little hill, some trees, and some sand. There is a lovely water spicket in the large dog park. There is an enclosed wooded area which is just amazing, never been to a dog park like it before! The wooded area also connects to the large dog park. Just wish the wooded area connected to the beach so dogs could practice swimming. Dogs aren't allowed at the beachfront where children play.

  • More than a year ago

    Our dog, Anni, loves this park! She begs to go every morning.

  • More than a year ago

    We were visiting the area and this park was fabulous for our 8 month old puppy. 4 acres of trees and grass and 3 acres of a fenced wooded area with trails. He had a ball with all the dogs, but especially with his new BFF, Koby. We've never been to such a great, clean dog park. Kudos to the county for this park. A model for other areas.

  • More than a year ago
    Perfect Play Place

    While visiting today for the first time with our eight month old dog, we had a blast. Our dog loved running through the woods with her new best friends and playing with them in the open field. She had six acres of a fenced in area for her and the other dogs to play. A yearly pass only costs $25, for not only the dog park, but the whole county park. Well worth it. We're definitely coming back. We hope to see you and your dog here soon!

  • More than a year ago
    Good Park

    Always clean and well maintained. $25 per year is a good value. The hiking trails in the woods is a nice touch. It would be nice to extend it to the water front.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Area to Run & Play

    This park has two large sections -- one open and grassy, the other wooded. Both are great and my dogs had a blast in the wooded section! Best park I've been to so far.

  • More than a year ago
    Best Park in the USA

    This park lives up to its name for sure. The dogs and owners are friendly and responsible. The free-run area is great, lots of grass, shade, and benches. The 3 acres with hiking trails is awesome! The dogs just love it!

  • More than a year ago
    Best park yet

    I have been to a lot of dog parks and this has to be the best one i have found. all owners are courteous of others and the park is consistently clean. also the price is very reasonable compared to other parks.

  • More than a year ago
    love this place

    great dog park. fenced in, big, my dog loves it.

  • More than a year ago
    Great space for off-leash fun.

    took my dog here today. He Loved it. it is a great area for your dog to have off leash fun. Great area all fenced in, and plenty of space for dogs to run and play.

  • More than a year ago

    Perfect, our dogs would stay here 24/7 if we let them.

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Our dog after a visit to Prairie View park
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