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Franciscan Dog Park

Bring Fido to explore off-leash at the fenced-in Franciscan Dog Park, also known as Bell Street Dog Park, in Providence, RI. This community recreation area is located behind the Bell Street Chapel and is open to dogs of all ages and sizes. Benches, waste bags and trash receptacles are available for visitor use. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Franciscan Dog Park has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors praise the Franciscan Dog Park as a spacious, fenced-in area with plenty of room for dogs to play and run. They note the park is often well-attended with responsible owners, though some comment on the need for maintenance and safety concerns for smaller dogs.

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  • Cait
    Feb 19, 2023

    my boy loves it here, it’s a big space and a lot of the same people and pups every time !

  • Susan
    Sep 15, 2021
    Best dog park in the area.

    Lots of space, great dogs, responsible owners. Sun and shade, lots of places for humans to sit. A good handful of local people seem to monitor and help keep it clean and stocked with poop bags, water and tennis balls. My dog really looks forward to coming here.

  • Alyssa
    Aug 18, 2021
    Great park!

    The whole park is fenced in. Its a great place to let your dog off the leash to run and play. lots of room to throw a ball or frisbee too.

  • Jamie
    Mar 15, 2021
    Solid dog park

    Large space, often has some dogs present from open to close. One thing I like about it is that there are usually still a few dogs there even later in the evening (for days I work late). The whole park is fenced and there are water spigots (only on during the summer). There’s only one large area, no separate small dog space. Could use a makeover but overall a great space.

  • Robin
    Sep 4, 2019
    Easy Escape

    Not good if you have a small dog. I have an iggy and I only stayed for a few minutes. It made me too nervous to be there because the fence was not enclosed everywhere. There are big gaps on the bottom where of you have a small dog they can run right through it and the highway is on the other side.
    They also had one spot that was broken where they had a board over it and another where the back gate was where my pup went right over to try to get out and they just had rocks in front of it.
    This park is good if you have big dogs that just want to run around but not good for small dogs.
    It’s in some states of disrepair and needs some TLC

  • Laura
    May 18, 2019
    Horrible Gate

    I took my pup here because I used to go with a pup I lost years ago. Everything was great until I noticed one of the gates is no longer a double gate. My small dog tried to escape with other people leaving and then tried to squeeze under it which he could have done if I wasn’t paying attention. We left and won’t be going back.

  • Stephanie
    May 14, 2019
    Tons Of Space

    This was a cute off the path dog park with tons of room for my dog to run around! There was also a variety of places for people to sit too.

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