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Alum Creek Dog Park

This great off-leash dog park includes separate, fenced areas for large and small dogs, as well as a doggie beach where pets can swim. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Alum Creek Dog Park has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Makayla
    Jul. 26, 2021
    Two paws up!

    Karmen loved it! We went on a Saturday so there was over a dozen furry friends. I love that they have several areas for you to let your dog run free. The gate system seems very secure as long as only one of the two gates are open at a time. Definitely would suggest giving your furry pal a bath when you get home as dogs potty in the water. Also wouldn’t advise pet parents to go out and swim in the water for the same reason.

  • Lori
    More than a year ago
    Chance to run

    For out of town visitors, go to Hollenback Road and South Old State Road. Head directly east on Hollenback toward the reservoir, passing marina and the dog park will be on your left. Nice size place and as mentioned by others just watch for pushy pets. We alway walk the boundary of an unfamiliar part to observe and call our dogs if need be.

  • Caroline
    More than a year ago
    Not really a Beach

    This is practically the only dog friendly beach around Columbus and with all the good reviews our expectations were high. Unfortunately I would not call this a beach, but more of a mud bank. The smell was horrible and dog waist was everywhere. Old tree stumps and roots caused tripping and slipping hazards and owners crowded the water entry even though people are not allowed in the water. This place is maintained by volunteers, and unfortunatley it shows. Our dogs were uncomfortable here and we will not be back.

  • Gin
    More than a year ago
    Fun for Fido!

    We visited for the first time last weekend. Our labradoodle had a blast! I will say I do not understand why people bring toys for their dog if their dog is EXTREMELY possessive of them. Obviously the other dogs are gonna want to check out that toy. There was a lab there whose owner brought a toy with them and any time another dog got within 5 feet, that dog snarled and growled viciously. I don't blame the dogs, you know how they are gonna react. The owners are the ones that need to wise up. We will definitely go back.

  • Tara
    More than a year ago
    Great Park

    Took our dog to the park yesterday. All the dogs ran and chased each other. No issues at all. We didn't make it to the swim area, we will try that next! It's nice that Delaware Co has this for the dogs,

  • Melody
    More than a year ago
    Love Love Love!

    I absolutely love this dog park! Between the water and the huge fenced in area for the dogs to run, it's a perfect combination! ... People have to understand that the dogs are going to play and get a little rough, but as long as their tails are wagging, they are still being playful!

  • Billy
    More than a year ago
    aggressive dogs at park

    I had a situation with a dog attacking my dog and since the owner did not want to intervene I took it upon myself to snatch the aggressive dog by the collar and choke it to the ground and then made the dog owner leave the park. Usually the dog owner is a coward also

  • Josh
    More than a year ago
    Had a Blast! Love this park!

    My Akita loves swimming and playing at the park! Bring towels!

  • Tracy
    More than a year ago
    don't go if huskies are there

    The park is great, however I will NEVER go on a weekend. There are a few owners with huskies and they are very aggressive! the owners are idiots and stand and watch while their dogs attack and bully others.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    Great time!

    The park has two separate sections-a water play area with a beach and a land play area with a large grassy plot with trees for shade. Also, the grassy play area is divided into big and small dog areas for protection and has a water fountain and dog toys to use. There are bathrooms right across from the play area for pet owners and it is right by Alum Creek with plenty of more fun activities and scenery.

    I have been bringing my dogs there for years and it has been well-maintained. Mostly people come on weekends, but if you want your dog to just get some exercise rather than interaction, the weekdays are nice too. Just make sure you keep an eye on your dog-the area is very big for the big dogs to run in and they may get in trouble!

  • Veronica
    More than a year ago
    Great park... But...

    This is a great park! However, there are people that bring aggressive dogs. We had a situation with a couple Huskies attacking our dog.

  • Clara Short
    More than a year ago

    Take caution! Wait to observe the pooches and how the owners are 'handling'. Again, unfortunately, owners of not-so-friendly dogs bring theirs dogs here to 'let off some steam' which makes a real disaster for the rest of us!

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