Dog Friendly Activities in Columbus, OH

There are 20 dog friendly activities in Columbus. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Columbus.

Pet Friendly Wheeler Memorial Dog Park
Wheeler Memorial Dog Park Locals love this neighborhood off-leash dog park, which is fully fenced with paths, benches, grass, hills, and trees. Bring water as pump was broken at last report. See Details
Pet Friendly Big Walnut Dog Park
Big Walnut Dog Park Your pet will thank you for the chance to take a dip in the doggie swimming pond at this fenced, off-leash dog park. Also includes separate small dog area. See Details
Scioto Audubon Dog Park This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, and drinking water. Great sized park with agility areas, digging sand pit, and lots of space to roam and explore. See Details
Goodale Park This Columbus public park is a beautiful spot to take your pooch for a walk. Pets welcome if they are leashed. See Details
Whetstone Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Whetstone Park, which is located on North High Street in Columbus. See Details
Scioto Greenway Scioto Greenway is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk alongside the Scioto River on this paved pathway. The trail itself is just over 12 miles in length and is a great way to make it between five parks situated across the city. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups. See Details
Franklin Park Conservatory Leashed dogs are welcome on the paved trails of the Franklin Park Conservatory. Pets are not allowed in the interior of any building at the conservatory. See Details
Dog Park at Godown Park Excellent park on the Northwest side of Columbus. Co-owned with Worthington, this fully fenced, double gated, 7 acre park has small dog (25lb and under) and large dog areas. There are trees for shade, walking paths throughout, and the 4-acre large dog area with beautiful rolling hills. In addition, there are benches, water fountains (human and dog), dog wash stations, and a porta-potty. The park is open year round. See Details
Interstate-670 Bikeway The Interstate-670 Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Interstate-670 Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Olentangy Greenway The Olentangy Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Olentangy Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Doggy Sunday School This pop-up dog park at Livingston United Methodist Church is open every Sunday from May to September. Vaccinated dogs are invited to play with trained supervision while their owners catch up with neighbors or attend the casual worship service inside the church from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Registered participants receive a special treat and an invitation to the Fall blessing ceremony with Pastor Jim Donnan. Those dogs attending Doggy Sunday School multiple times also receive their own dog tag. See Details
Lynd Fruit Farm Lynd Fruit Farm is pet-friendly. This homestead farm on Morse Road, Pataskala consists of more than 300 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, pears anf sweetcorn. They also have a seasonal farm market, sunflowers and giant cornmaze. Lynd Fruit Farm is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Columbus's Discovering Columbus Scavenger Hunt Tour Columbus's Discovering Columbus is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Scioto Audobon Metro Park Scioto Audobon Metro Park is pet-friendly. This unique park in the shadow of Columbus’ pretty skyline gives a whole new meaning to recycled. Situated along the Scioto River, the 120-acre recreation area was once a thriving industrial area, home to factories, warehouses, rail yards and more. Nowadays, it has been reimagined for use by the people of Columbus. Check out the dog park, climbing wall, awesome trails and obstacle course. The park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
BrewDog Franklinton BrewDog Franklinton is pet-friendly. Bring Fido along to this aptly-named brewery in Columbus to sample one of the 48 different beers on tap, while Fido quenches his thirst with a bowl of water. Leashed dogs are welcome outside on the street level patio at this brewery. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, and Friday to Saturday from 11am to 12pm. See Details
Battelle Riverfront Park Located along the Scioto Greenway, Battelle Riverfront Park is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along the trail in this 4.1-acre park in downtown Columbus near Columbus City Hall. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the different monuments in the park by your side, which include one for firefighters and another for war veterans. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
The Scioto Mile The Scioto Mile is pet-friendly. Stretching along the downtown Columbus riverfront from the vibrant Arena District on the north end to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula on the south, the Scioto Mile is comprised of more than 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains, scenic overlooks and a riverfront promenade. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved, avoid water features and are cleaned up after. See Details
Bicentennial Park Bicentennial Park is a pet-friendly park along the Scioto Mile in Columbus. Dogs are allowed on this paved trail that overlooks the river. The park features a one-of-a-kind fountain, park restaurant and an eye-catching performance pavilion. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 11pm. See Details
Social Media Photoshoot Around Columbus 'Social Media Photo Shoot Around Columbus' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Keith. Let your host know when booking that Fido will be joining the fun. Your host will review your smartphone's camera settings with you before embarking on a walking tour of either Short North or Franklinton area. Along the way, your host will provide tips and tricks for the best angles, lighting, and framing for taking photos. You will be able to create lasting memories with your pooch. Private tours also available. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 16 and up. Guest should have a camera or smartphone and a social media account for which to gather content. Rates start at $63 per person. See Details
Explore Columbus by Street Photography 'Explore Columbus by Street Photography' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Keith. Let your host know when booking that Fido will be joining you for the fun. You and your pooch will get to explore and learn about Columbus as you photograph its people, public art, architecture and more along the way. Bring your camera; your host will show you tips and techniques for street photography. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Please bring your photo ID card. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Alum Creek Dog Park This great off-leash dog park includes separate, fenced areas for large and small dogs, as well as a doggie beach where pets can swim. See Details
Nando's Dog Park at Darree Fields Park Pets go wild for this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, benches, picnic tables, and drinking water in summer. See Details
Brooksedge Dog Park The Brooksedge Dog Park in Westerville is a big fenced in area with 3 separate sections for different dog sizes. One of the sections is reserved for regrowth while the other two are used for small and medium/large dogs. The area has parking, doggie doo bags, trash cans, water bowls and fountains for the dogs and for people. There are benches for the people, and some large climbing toys and tennis balls for the dogs. Whenever there is a conflict here, the owners are very quick to separate the dogs. See Details
Prairie Oaks Metro Park Pets love this West Jefferson public park. They're welcome on-leash except on the Bridle Trail, and even have an off-leash play area near the lake. Not fenced. See Details