Very muddy but very fun!
Veiw from the west end of the island.
one of the swimming areas
Memorial Garden on his 7th birthday.
Garden in the round
Looks like he knew he wouldn't be back...
Huge park!
Very muddy but very fun!
Veiw from the west end of the island.


Pet owners love to bring their four-legged friends to this island park. Located in Ellicott Creek, the Ellicott Island Bark Park is unique, in that it is not fenced, but surrounded by water. Dogs are welcome to explore off-leash as long as they are cleaned up after. Ellicott Island features a doggy beach, open and shaded areas, trails, and a free library station for human visitors. Volunteers provide bowls and fresh water. Dog owners can enter Ellicott Island Bark Park at the park's double-gated footbridge.


BringFido Guest Rating

Ellicott Island Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jan. 5, 2020
    open to everyone & travelers

    An actual Island! Walk over a bridge to enter in. This dog park island is full of shade, benches, sheltered tables and even has a bathroom. Couple of swing sets, a book exchange shelf (give a book, take a book) Nice paths for the pet parents to walk as well. A beautiful place to spend the afternoon with your pup! Not to mention pups can swim, it is an island. I posted a couple of pics below

  • Jul. 30, 2019
    Gem of a dog park

    As noted, the entire 14 acre (?) island is a dog park, "fenced in" only by water and a gate at the bridge to the parking lot. Shady in the summer. Accessible all year round, except for about a month in spring when the place needs to dry out from snow melt and not get torn up. Check out their FB page for any current notices. Highly recommend!

  • More than a year ago
    A true gem

    This is the greatest doggie place I have ever been. Lots of furry friends and kind humans. As other post explained, it is an island-not fenced, but surrounded by water. It is beautiful! Nothing like a typical dog park. I will definitely be visiting this park when I am in the area. (I live 8 hours away) So thankful to have found this place.

  • More than a year ago
    Best dog park I've ever found

    As other have noted, this entire island is an off-leash dog park. It is a large enough area to lost your dogs in if you're not careful! Bags are provided, as well as water, restrooms, a paw washing station, and picnic tables. There's also a small outdoor library so you can burn some time reading while the dogs play. There's plenty of room for the dogs to run, a little track running around the park, and a couple of beach areas for the dogs to get in the water. My dogs love coming here to cool off on hot summer days! The only thing I would caution about is that the waterfront area on the south end of the island (the biggest beach access area) is very muddy and extremely slippery. Don't expect your dogs or you to leave here clean. My Great Pyrenees slipped in the mud while running and ended up with mud ground into his long white fur from nose to tail, and I slipped and fell trying to retrieve my other dog because she was having so much fun she didn't want to leave even after an hour and a half there.

  • More than a year ago
    BEST dog park!

    This dog park is AMAZING! Of course the description needs to be changed because on this ENTIRE island park the dogs are welcome OFF-leash and can run around with other dogs, go swimming, etc. we absolutely love this place!!

  • More than a year ago
    Very cool off leash park

    This is an island so it's a great place for your dog to swim. There are lots of trees so even on a hot day it's not so bad. Plenty of room for the dogs to run and mingle with other doggies. There is a fresh supply of water, several garbage cans, picnic shelters, gardens. I think it's the best dog park in the area.

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 9 pictures of dogs at Ellicott Island Park for you below. Enjoy!

Jasmine and milo
Ellicott Creek Dog Park
Ellicott Island Park for dogs
Ellicott Creek Bark Park
Stella playing
Stella playing
Stella playing
Stella playing

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