Dog Friendly Activities in Columbus, OH

There are 32 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 The Scioto Mile
The Scioto Mile The Scioto Mile is a dog-friendly pathway 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
Pet Friendly Sideswipe Brewing
Sideswipe Brewing Sideswipe Brewing is a dog-friendly, independent microbrewery in Columbus, OH. Choose from a variety of craft beers brewed onsite wither inside their taproom with your leashed pup, or on their outdoor patio when the weather permits. They don't have a kitchen, but you're welcome to bring in your own food, or order in. Food trucks are sometimes onsite; check their website for current list of events. 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
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
Flint Station Flint Station is a dog-friendly market in Columbus, OH where your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio. On the patio you will find a bar that often times has live music and features food from Jack Ruby’s BBQ truck. You can also go shopping in the store for goodies like baked goods, drinkware, and canned and jarred goods. See Details
JOANN Fabric and Crafts JOANN Fabrics and Crafts in Columbus, OH, is pet-friendly. This chain provides a wide range of fabrics. You can also enjoy sewing classes and more. Leashed dogs are welcome inside, as long as they are well-behaved. 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
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
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
Battelle Riverfront Park Battelle Riverfront Park is a dog-friendly, 4.1-acre area along the Scioto Greenway in downtown Columbus. Follow the trail through the park with Fido and explore the different monuments in the park, which include one for firefighters and another for war veterans. Dogs must be leashed while visiting this park. See Details
Scioto Audubon Metro Park Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a unique, dog-friendly park in the shadow of Columbus’ pretty skyline and 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. See Details
Big Walnut Dog Park Big Walnut Dog Park in Columbus, OH, contains a side for small dogs and one for large dogs. There is parking, a portable restroom, picnic tables, and a kiosk on site. The dog park does not have water access. Please review the posted rules before entering. See Details
BrewDog Franklinton Bring Fido along to this aptly-named, dog-friendly brewery in Columbus to sample one of the 48 different beers on tap, while Fido quenches his thirst with a bowl of water. BrewDog Franklinton welcomes leashed dogs outside on the street level patio. See Details
Pins Mechanical Co. Leashed dogs are welcome inside and out at Pins Mechanical Co. in Columbus, OH. This dog-friendly bar has fun games like bowling and pinball. No food is served but they sometimes have food trucks, and you're welcome to bring your own food or snacks. They also have beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. See Details
Holy Trinity Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join your for a beer at Holy Trinity Brewing Company in Columbus, OH. Leashed dogs can sit inside while you sample a glass of flagship beer. Aiming to serve brews in wide variety of styles, Holy Trinity wants to offer something for everyone. Grab a bite to eat from local foods trucks which are booked at weekends. 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
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
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
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
Quarry Trails Metro Park Quarry Trails Metro Park is pet-friendly. Located along the west bank of the Scioto River, the 220-acre park has been described as an “urban Hocking Hills experience.” Leashed outbound hounds can explore the park’s trails, view the beautiful waterfall from an overlook, and ramble around the former quarry. Plans are already in place for the installation of a dog park at Quarry Trails. See Details
Echo Spirits Distilling Co. Dog friendly Echo Spirits Distilling Co. makes timeless, versatile spirits and promotes genuine community by sweating the details, aiming for perfection, and having transparent processes to connect curious drinkers to the heritage and honest craftsmen behind the still. Their spirits include rum, pineapple rum, rye whiskey, and genever. Check their website for current food truck schedule and special events. Echo Spirits Distilling Co. is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, and Saturday from 12pm to 12am. See Details
Pins Mechanical Co. Leashed dogs are welcome inside and out at Pins Mechanical Co. in the Easton area of Columbus, OH. This dog-friendly bar has fun games like bowling and pinball. They also have beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. 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