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Ellicott Island Park

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. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Ellicott Island Park has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Susan
    Oct. 12, 2021
    Great stop on our trip

    beautiful park- well maintained- plus water access. my dog had a great time. will definitely stop here again when we come this way!

  • Abby
    Sep. 13, 2021
    Beautiful but not fenced in!

    This park would easily have 5 stars if it was fenced in. Our lab loves to swim so he was hard to keep sight of when we played here. Other than that, the park itself is gorgeous, friendly people and dogs, and the volunteers there are so kind! Just wish I could be a little more worry-free letting my dog off his leash.

  • Cheri
    Sep. 1, 2021
    Great Bark Park

    The barkpark is an awesome off-leash dog island with walking paths, bathrooms, poop bag stations, garbage cans, and water access for swimming. it’s a park like setting with excellent tree canopy for shade and cooler walking paths. It’s also open year-round except a few weeks in Spring. Park rules are posted such as no young puppies or unaltered pets, pick up after your dog using handy waste bags provided if you forget your own, park hours, Easy location, right off NFB. Starbucks and Tim Hortons nearby for morning coffee walk on the Island.

  • Mary Ruth
    Jul. 31, 2021

    We stopped in a hotel in the area and found this dog park. Amazing place for dogs and their people.

  • Rebecca
    Jul. 25, 2021
    Awesome park!

    My dog and I love this dog park. I live 4 hours away yet still to visit a couple of times a year. The island has plenty of room to run and explore, the people and their dogs are friendly, and the water access is great for dogs that like to wade or swim. We could easily spend hours here and not get bored.

  • Chris
    Jun. 7, 2021
    Best dog park of the trip

    My dog Brighe absolutely loved this park, and I did too. Spacious with plenty of shade, a dog beach and all sorts of friendly dog folk. Fantastic for dropping by on your way through like we did, but if I lived here we’d be visiting everyday.

  • Tiffermutt
    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

  • Allan
    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!

  • Amanda
    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.

  • Candace
    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.

  • Cassandra
    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!!

  • Dana
    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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