Dog Friendly Activities in West Chester, PA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in West Chester, and 67 more nearby. 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 West Chester.

Pet Friendly Everhart Park
Everhart Park Pets are welcome on-leash at the dog run, located inside a public park with walking trails and a children's playground. See Details
Pet Friendly Natural Lands Stroud Preserve
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
West Goshen Township Dog Park West Goshen Township Dog Park is pet-friendly. Located at the Robert E. Lambert Park on Pottstown Pike, this recreation area allows your pooch to play off-leash. The fenced area is divided into a small and large section. Dogs will also be excited to see agility equipment to play on within the park. West Goshen Township Dog Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Lloyd Park This large, fenced public park has a creek running through the property, which a lot of dogs really enjoy. There is also a separate playground for children and a beach volleyball court. See Details
Talley Day Park Talley Day Park features a well-maintained off leash bark park that is fully fenced with separate sections for small and large dogs. There are also wooded trails, a pond, and pathways for Fido to explore. See Details
Carousel Bark Park Carousel Bark Park is located within Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Wilmington, DE. Dogs can romp in a large open field and cool off in the pond. Dogs must be leashed until they reach the entrance and need to respond well to voice commands since the park is not fenced. See Details
Haverford Reserve Dog Park A dog park is planned to begin construction here in early 2010. The park will be fenced, a great place for your pet to get some off-leash exercise. See Details
Pottstown Bark Park The Bark Park is a members-only dog park located in Memorial Park. It is a fenced in area where your canine friends can play leash free. All members must have current rabies vaccinations and dog licenses.

An application must be completed, which includes veterinarian certification to ensure your dog has current vaccinations. An annual $15.00 fee is due for access to the Bark Park.
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Reynold's Dog Park at Schuylkill Canal Park This lovely dog park is a great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. The large, clean, grassy area is fully fenced with a separate section for small dogs. See Details
Pawlings Farm Pawlings Farm is a neat little trail area that is part of the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. With many different trails spanning through the area, Valley Forge is a great place to walk with Fido. In Particular, the Pawlings Farm trails border parallel to the Schuykill River Trail (which also is in the National Park in this instance) and can lead to several other trailheads. Crowds may vary by time of year and day, but personal experience has shown that it is generally a light load, making it an ideal walking area for pups that don't like large crowds. There's plenty of woods, so bring some bug spray for both you and your furry buddy. Be careful, as there are some instances of Poison Ivy a few feet from the trails, as the park rangers only maintain the areas immediately affecting the trails themselves and are not responsible for anything happening outside of designated walking trails. The trail heads from Pawling's Farm often have deer in the area, as well as many other sorts of forest wildlife. If your dog tends to chase the wildlife, keep them on a leash to keep from a wild pup chase. See Details
Rose Tree Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for walks at this Media park that is open daily from 8am to dusk. See Details
Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park Roonie's Canine Corner at Robert Lambert Park is a fenced park that requires dogs to be licensed and current on vaccinations. See Details
Reservoir Dogs! Park Your pet will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets. Remember to bring drinking water. See Details
Rockford Park Rockford Park is a popular pet-friendly place to bring Fido in Wilmington. The main attraction at this park is Rockford Tower, a 100-year-old water tower. The tower is set among rolling hills, wooded areas, and vistas that are ideal for wandering with your pooch. The best part for dog owners about Rockford Park is that there's an off-leash dog area as well. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Brandywine Park Brandywine Park is dog-friendly. Home to the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium, this historic park has recently been restored and is a beautiful place to hang out with your pooch in the center of Wilmington. Described by locals as their very own Central Park, Fido can join you on the pathways and grassy areas adjacent to the Brandywine River. You can wander around 178 acres of land, including wooded trails, formal gardens, and sculptures. Brandywine Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Elsmere Dog Park Elsmere Dog Park features two fenced areas, one for small dogs and another for large dogs, where pups can play off-leash. Basic agility equipment is provided. There are water fountains for both humans and canines. There is an easily accessible parking lot next to the facility. The small dog side features a canopy that shades the benches. There are several benches on the large dog side; however, there is no canopy. See Details
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is pet-friendly. This wine tasting room welcomes leashed dogs to join you inside and out as you sample a variety of wine made out of grapes picked from the surrounding fields. Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery is open on weekends from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
McKaig Nature Center Leashed dogs are always welcome on over 2? miles of trails throughout the 89 acre nature center.
We are a member driven organization that receives no government funding that relies on public donations. Visit EnjoyMcKaig.org for more information.
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Harford Park Off Leash Area Your pet will go wild for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes a doggy drinking fountain and a creek. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Ridley Creek State Park Pennsylvania State Parks welcome pets in designated areas. Pets are permitted in day-use areas, on designated sites in campgrounds, in designated cabins, camping cottages, and yurts, and all areas not otherwise closed to pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, inside buildings, in non-pet overnight areas, or in any area designated as an area closed to pets. Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled and attended at all times and on a leash, caged, or crated. See Details
Dream Park Gloucester County Dog Park The Dog Park has a water fountain, 2 gazebos, 4 dog waste stations, and 8 benches. The 2.5 acre area on the corner of High Hill and Birch Creek Roads in Logan Township features a Small Dog Park for dogs less than 25 pounds that is .5 acres; and a Large Dog Park that is one acre. See Details
Valley Forge National Historical Park Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

The park has 26 miles of authorized trails over 3600 acres that are used for historical purposes, tours, hiking, biking and running.

Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times and you must clean up after your pet. Service animals are permitted inside buildings.
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Banning Park Dog Park Off-leash area inside Banning Park with sections for small and large dogs, water fountains, shade trees, and trails nearby. See Details