Picture of Soldan's Leashless Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Lansing, MI. Photo by @drdustbunny.
Group of dogs swim in the pond.
Picture of Soldan's Leashless Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Lansing, MI. Photo by @drdustbunny.
Picture of Soldan's Leashless Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Lansing, MI. Photo by @drdustbunny.
Group of dogs swim in the pond.


Soldan Dog Park has more than 12 acres of natural space and trails, as well as a large pond and expansive open field for running. There is LOTS of room for dogs to roam off-leash, pet and human drinking fountains, and free poop bags. Day passes and key FOBS are required to enter. See website for details or call Lansing Parks and Rec at (517) 483-4277.


BringFido Guest Rating

Soldan Dog Park has received a rating of 3.1 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Aug. 10, 2019
    Waste Of Time

    I was on a 795 mile drive with my dog. I arrived willing to pay my entrance fee for a day pass after a long day of driving. I was refused because I wasn’t a Michigan resident with a dog license. I was very angry.

  • More than a year ago
    Defending Soldan

    I am writing this basically because I was shocked to see the 3/5 bone rating. I have lived and visited dog parks all over the country and this is ONE OF THE BEST public dog parks. The long runs, woods, lake and people make it a great place for dogs to really be dogs. Yes there is a fee, and there should be. Unregulated access to dog parks in cities is never a good idea. One person left a bad review because it's basically $10/day for park and dog park entrance. That's true, but if you buy a year pass to the dog park ($30) and an Ingham county parks year pass ($30) you make you money back in 6 visits AND have access to ALL of Ingham County's wonderful parks for a full year. The other negative reviews were about aggressive dogs/people (that's gonna unfortunately happen periodically at any dog park on Earth), muddy conditions (dress appropriately, you're at a dog park AND there is a dog washing station near the entrance), lack of access to the lake (not true, not sure what that person is talking about) and crowding (this can be a problem sometimes. Best bet if you work during the week is to come as close to givte as you can or later close to dusk. The weekends are in the morning or, again, close to dusk). In short, agree a long review, it's a great dog park. See you there! 🐶💚

  • More than a year ago
    Crowded but pleasant!

    I live within walking distance of this park and visit more than frequently. The yearly membership is $30 and with that you're given a magnetic key to the otherwise locked gates. I prefer the membership as that helps deter those with aggressive dogs (which was a problem before the price change) or who don't frequent dog parks. It is cheaper in the long run to buy a membership than to pay anywhere from $5-10 per visit without one. The park is huge and has a fairly big pond in the middle. The water accesses are sandy, but in rainy seasons the park can get really muddy and sometimes flood. It can get really busy, though, being the only real dog park in the area. I mean upwards of 50 dogs at times. When it is that busy, I usually skip the park and head for the trails around it. Overall, it's a nice place as long as you pay attention to your dog.

  • More than a year ago
    $10 Per Day

    We went here July of 2016. We had to pay $5 to park, fill out paperwork and pay $5 for a day pass. It was a nice wooded trail to water but not worth $10.

  • More than a year ago
    Soldan's good for the price

    Many good responsible dog owners in the area but the few bad owners can make it unpleasant and down right dangerous for you and your dog. Aggressive owners will not help you when there dogs attacks you or your dog so be careful.

  • More than a year ago
    Soldans Rocks

    I go there on averag of twice a week. The yearly cost is minimal. How much do pay to go out to dinner? It is 15 acres of woods and trails with a lake that dogs have access to on two of four sides. There is a dog wash stan and is a topltajoy to go to for dogs and people. If the closed it, I would move jaway, but they are planning on more improvements this yer. Some people who post here don't know what they are talking about or they wouldn't be telling outright lies.

  • More than a year ago

    Bad place for responsible dog owners to bring their dogs. Some of the people that go here are worse than their pets.

    Avoid at all costs.

  • More than a year ago

    I don't understand the other reviews because the access to the lake is still open, one side is fenced off to prevent erosion but it's still accessible on the other side. Also it is MUCH cheaper than Joeys. $15 for a YEARLY pass for students and seniors and $30 for regular pass. Day pass is $5, but still beats Joeys $30/month fee plus additional fees if you have multiple dogs. Love this park, has a variety of things to do with a pond, sandy beach area and walking path through the woods. Places to sit (big logs) and a portapotty are available. Dog washing station out front, although it's only on in the summer so the pipes don't freeze. During the cooler months there aren't even people up front collecting $ to park but you also can't buy a day pass if they're not there. We have a yearly pass and use this park very frequently. Owner and dogs are a great group too! If your dog doesn't like another dog you can always move to a different area cause there is a ton of space, 15 acres! Love Soldans! My only request would be to make a small dog area.

  • More than a year ago
    There's a better park nearby

    I was disappointed that the access to the lake is now gone. It was also a bit of a surprise to find that the park now charges for both parking and admittance. There's a much better choice not far away. It's Joey's Pet Outfitters dog park. Although a members only park, it has everything I wanted in a dog park and the price is VERY affordable. Plus, there's no fee for parking. From now on I'm sticking with Joey's!

  • More than a year ago
    changes to dog park

    The park is no longer free to enter. You must now pay 2 or 4 dollars to park and then $5 -7 to get a card that allows you into the dog park. They have also added a fence between the path and the lake, so dogs don't have nearly as much freedom in half the park now.

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