Big Walnut Dog Park
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- ClaireJul. 19, 2021No pond
there is no pond access like the photo makes it look like. very disappointed.
- EricAug. 20, 2019Great Spot
Large fenced in grassy area with big trees for shade, picnic benches, and plenty of room for activities.
- MarthaNov. 4, 2018Not Sure About Safety
Reading the reviews and a lot of Pitidiot excuses about their breed, refusing to accept genetics play a role in dog behavior, not just environment, especially when your dog is a pit rescue, you are in denial. I went by with my dogs and saw too many unfriendly dogs in the area off leash with owners yelling after them attempting to control to let my sweet bassets in there.
- AliciaMore than a year agoUsed to be awesome
Used to come here a lot. Lost my GSD to cancer and didn't come for 6months then got a puppy and brought her at the age of 5months.
A lot of judge rude people. Lady called the cops on me because my husband's corgi mixed came over to her and her dog. Our corgi bowed and play growled and that is why she called the cops..
- RickMore than a year agoOnly for big dogs
I used to take my 2 small dogs there. Now there is no separate areas for large and small dogs. There are always large dog in the small dog area. What's wrong with you, Whitehall that you can't fix this? So many ignorant people!
- ArgentMore than a year agoJust Terrible
The place is a mess. They removed the pond and the owners and their dogs get worse by the week. Many refuse to clean up after their dog and too many aggressive dogs (and owners). A majority of the unsocial dogs are pits. (Yes not every pit is aggressive, but the majority of aggressive dogs here are pits).
- LisaMore than a year agoMANY ignorant Dog Owners !
I agree the pond was the BEST thing about this park. As for the ignorant comments concerning pit bulls really shows mentality of uninformed individuals. There is MANY bad owners that own vicious dogs and its not conraibed to 1 bred. Statistics tell you that the bred that bite the MOST is chihuahua but because they cause little damage seldom is reported. Where because of pit bulls jaw strength unfortunately when they go bad the amount of damage they can cause is bad. Get informed people before choosing to cast the whole bred out. I've been an owner of several whom have showed to be VERY loving attentive liyal family dogs who wasn't penned up for company and was social around all ages never showing any aggressive behavior except for situations where they felt a family member was in harms way. I think most that try giving them a bad rap is their appearance. A strong muscular physique. What a shame to loose out a most loving bred.
- AngieMore than a year agogood so far
I took my dog for first time this past week. It had very nice grassy areas for dogs to run and play. My girl loved the little pond. I sat and chatted with very nice people and we did not encounter any aggressive dogs. I plan on going again.
- RebeccaMore than a year agoPeople are more rude than pitbulls
I love this park. Me and my pitbull come here often. After reading these reviews, I am a little disappointed. My pitbull is never a problem at any dog park, but there are many aggressive, loud dogs that will be aggressive with my dog. It is rude to solely single out pitbull a for their aggressive behavior when I have met many other breeds at this park that have been more of a problem. It does not matter what breed your dog is, if they do not socialize well with other dogs, do not bring them.
- BMore than a year agoNo longer has contained swimming area
The Recreation & Parks Dept of Columbus decided to get rid of the dog swimming area at this park. Frankly, that was the best thing the park had. They claimed it was too difficult to keep dogs contained, though numerous solutions had been made & ignored.
- GableMore than a year agoPit Lover
I'm so tired of people stereo-typing whole breeds as bad. It's prejudicial. Dogs, like people should be judged as individuals. I have weim-pit mix and he is the most affectionate submissive dog I've ever known.
- AubreyMore than a year agoAggressive Dogs
My Lab and I use to love this park because of the pond. Recently there have been many aggressive dogs and my dog was attacked by a small mixed breed dog. The owner kept holding the dog every time a dog kept walking by, my dog had her back turned and she ran towards her and leaped on her back. I will not be back, besides the pond being closed for unk reasons the majority of dog owners are not responsible.
- VeeMore than a year agoPit :)
Me& my pit come here almost everyday and I never had a problem with anyone because he's well behaved. Not all puts are bad, it's the ones who raised them.
- NANCYMore than a year agoBAD DOGS AND OWNERS
PITT BULLS AND DONT GIVE AND BAD OWNERS! DONT GO TO THIS PARK
- SusanMore than a year agopeople problems
This is a very nice dog park. However, every time I go I notice that people are not cleaning up after their dog. Unfortunately, this gives the dog park a bad reputation when it is people that ruin it for every one else. Also I notice a fair amount of un neutered dogs and yes, people bringing pitties ( un neutered ) and not monitoring their behavior. I love pit bulls and know many wonderful ones. But when you go to a dog park, you have to be able to control your dog. There are some dogs that are not socialized appropriately and should not be at the dog park.
- KelleyMore than a year agoPitbulls
I agree with DeeDee. Maybe there was just a misunderstanding between your dog and the pitbull. Most dogs do have theose moments of "i just dont like you" I dont think its fair of you to single out pit bulls. Iv seen more Yourkies be vicious to other dogs than i have pitbulls. Just making a point of its not just pitbulls.
- DeeDeeMore than a year agopitbulls
Not every pitbull is mean. I've known lots of well mannered pitbulls that just want love and affection like any other dog.
- JoseyMore than a year agoCareful
This park use to be a very nice location to take your dog. But some owners of pitbulls have made it very unsafe to take your furry friend there to play with others! Please be very careful!