Park 4 Paws Avon Lake Dog Park
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- SamanthaJan. 9, 2021Parking Lot Is By The Playground
this park was great but the address brings you to the wrong parking lot. I had to park twice to get to the park. I suggest you park in the parking lot but the play ground. Other than that this is a great dog park!
- TeriApr. 3, 2019Big Dogs Only
The small dog area is a very very small, completely empty area inclosed in the big dog park. You have to get through the big dogs to get the the small dog area, with few owners caring a little dog has entered and trying to get through. The small dog area doesn’t even have a bench or anything for the dogs to play on. Guess only big dogs get that. I took her off leash. She sniffed a bit and stood there. A waste.
- SophiaMore than a year agoNice Park!
Compared to other park it may be small, but I do think it's a good size for both small and big dogs. We love coming here! Definitely recommend a visit here!
- JohnMore than a year agoEmbarrassing Park
A tiny and boring graveled area not even large enough to be called small. No room for a dog to run and exercise. The city should be embarrassed to offer this as an alternative after closing Walker Road Park to off-leash dogs.
- JamesMore than a year agoKind of nice...but SMALL
As the title suggests, this dog park, at least compared with Lakewood Dog Park or Bow Wow Beach, is kind of small...pretty much a little area of a much larger park that's been fenced off. The dog park can also be a bit difficult to find unless you know where to look...it sits a ways back from the parking lot and with the ball fields and playground in the immediate vacinity, it's easy to miss. The first time we tried to visit, we never actually spotted it just driving by.
That said, it's a pretty nice park with both dirt and grassy areas and a few trees and there's still some good room for the dogs to run, as long as it's not TOO crowded (I could see this dog park getting VERY crowded, VERY quickly on a hot summer day). So far, dogs and owners all seem to be behaving themselves...of our 3 visits so far, we haven't encountered any overly aggressive dogs (which had happened at their previous location) and my "kids" have all had a good time without incident.
They do have a -few- amenities...water fountain, "waste stations" (although they've been out of bags on our last 2 visits), an "A frame" and dog teeter-toder for the dogs to climb on, as well as a couple of benches, however be prepared to bring a few of your own toys...there aren't many...and as of this writing (December 2015), the water has been turned off for the winter, so it's worth bringing a gallon or two from home.
A few words of common sense - as with all dog parks, people with human children should use discretion - dogs do like to jump and even well behaved dogs can get rambunctious while running and playing...dog parks may not be suitable for small children. Likewise, don't bring food or pop, etc., into the park...already saw one woman loose her 1 liter bottle of Mountain Dew! LOL! Also, there's a big "NO SMOKING" sign right on the front gate...best to leave the cigs in the car.
To sum this all up, I've seen smaller dog parks...Portage Lakes and "Camp K9" in Hocking Hills come to mind...but not by much. Those used to the long run of Lakewood or the vastness of Bow Wow Beach with it's 7 1/2 acres, will likely find 4 Paws rather disappointing...unlike BWB, I certainly wouldn't drive any major distance to get there, however for a local community dog park, it serves it's purpose and it's a pretty nice place for locals to get their dogs out for a bit of fun..
- BrynnMore than a year agoNice Shady Park
So far have not had trouble with owners not being responsible nor aggressive dogs. The park is nice and shady with many trees and some grass and some dirt. They have a water fountain and water bowls and clean up stations. My dog has had good experiences the 3 times I've gone so far and I will keep going back!