Off-Leash Dog Parks in Europe

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live or where you’re headed in Europe, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We’ll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Pet Friendly The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill
The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill The Regent's Park covers 166 hectares (410 acres) and includes stunning rose gardens with more than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties. The Park has excellent sports facilities and with nearly 100 acres available is the largest outdoor sports area in Central London. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Avenue Gardens, English Gardens, Queen Mary's Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, St. John's Lodge Gardens, or in Boating Lake. Dogs must be leashed on the edge of the Boating Lake and in Heather Gardens. See Details
Pet Friendly St. James's Park
St. James's Park With its royal, political and literary associations, St James's Park is at the very heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres) with a lake harboring ducks, geese, and pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Memorial Gardens (in front of Buckingham Palace) or in the fenced-off grass area around the perimeter of the lake. Dogs must be leashed on the footpath around the perimeter of the lake and on the Horse Guards Parade Ground. During the spring and summer, you and Fido can watch the changing of the guard in the open area in front of Buckingham Palace at 11:30 A.M. each morning (weather permitting). See Details
Jardin du Palais Royal Created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this garden has witnessed many of the events that have marked the Palais-Royal 's history. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the garden only. See Details
Kensington Gardens Covering 111 hectares (275 acres), Kensington Gardens is planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. It is a perfect setting for Kensington Palace, peaceful Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery. Please note that dogs are not allowed to swim at Long Water, Round Pond, or the Peter Pan statue, and that dogs must be leashed at the edge of Round Pond and Long Water, around the Italian Fountains, and in the North and South Flower Walks. See Details
Bushy Park With an area of 445 hectares (1,099 acres), Bushy is the second largest of the Royal Parks. Lying to the north of Hampton Court Palace, the park has a distinctly rural character and is home to around 320 free-roaming deer. The famous Arethusa 'Diana' Fountain forms the centrepiece to the famous Chestnut Avenue. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Woodlands Gardens and that they must be leashed when in close proximity to deer or the Water Gardens. See Details
Beatrixpark Beatrixpark is a lovely park in the Zuider Amstel neighborhood. While it's not exactly centrally located, the park is less crowded and cleaner than other parks in Amsterdam. It has beautiful gardens and a manicured hedge garden that you'll enjoy, but your dog will be most impressed with the canals. Swimming anyone? See Details
Richmond Park Richmond Park, at almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres), is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and grasslands set amongst ancient trees offers a peaceful respite to visitors. The Park is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Pembroke Lodge and Gardens, and that they must be leashed in Isabella Plantation, in close proximity to deer, and on the edge of the ponds during bird nesting season (signs will be posted). See Details
Paddington Recreation Ground Very dog friendly park between St Johns Wood and Notting Hill. 3 doggy only areas, dogs allowed off leash in main park, some wooded areas. Cafe has special section for dog owners and dogs. See Details
Greenwich Park Covering 74 hectares (183 acres), Greenwich is the oldest Royal Park and home to a small herd of Fallow and Red deer. Situated on top of a hill, visitors enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Flower and Rose Gardens or Wilderness Deer Park. See Details
Oosterpark This spacious park from the end of 19th century in East Amsterdam, just located behind the Tropical Museum, exhibits several big, monumental sculptures. There is also a huge grassy field, stretches of shady lawn along the waterfront, a children's wading pool, and paved paths for bikers. Both dog-friendly and dog-free zones are available. See Details
Vondelpark Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and the most famous park in the Netherlands. It welcomes about 8 millions visitors every year, and is a very popular destination for jogging, dog-walking, or just enjoying the view. In the summer, there are often free concerts at the park's bandstand or open-air theater. You'll also find four cafes in the park where you can stop for a bite to eat after enjoying the park's miles of paved paths and wooded trails with Fido. See Details
Sarphatipark Sarphatipark has a dog-free grassy area, but don't let that stop you from visiting. On the other side of the water, there's a virtual doggie playground (and a basketball courts, table-tennis courts, and a playground for humans). One of the nicest things about Sarphatipark is its proximity to Albert Cuyp Market, where you can pick up goodies for a picnic with Fido. See Details
Cabinteely Park Safe enclosed dog run where dogs can run an play with other dogs. See Details
Europa-Park Dogs are allowed at Europa-Park on a leash at all times. You can purchase a dog set at the main entrance for 1- Euro. This will provide you with the items necessary to clean up after your pooch. Dogs are also allowed at a number of restaurants in the outside areas. See Details
Bois de Vincennes Wood in the east of Paris where dogs can run freely. It is located on the edge of the 12th arrondissement.
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Faelledparken Dog Park In the southern portion of Faelledparken (just west of Trianglen), there is a fenced-in area for dogs to run and play with other dogs off-leash. See Details
Killiney Hill All good dogs go to Killiney Hill. At least they ought to. It’s dog heaven.
A beautiful park to walk your dog off the lead. It has spectacular views of Killiney Bay.

Suitable for: Most. Either walks has a good bit of an incline, but the main paths are laid out in tarmac and stone steps where they get steep.

Potential dangers: You won’t want to leave.
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Unleashed Wrenbury Unleashed Wrenbury is a pet-friendly paradise. Located near Nantwich, this place takes dog park to a whole new level. The adventure park spans three acres set amongst woodland and includes a dog friendly lake and adventure area. The facilities include a balance beam, tunnel, and a number of jumps. There's even a dog wash station and a compost area for safe poop disposal. They offer size specific group socialisation sessions and are also available for your pooch's birthday party as a private hire. The weekend session times are 11:00 to 12:30 for small dogs, 1:00pm to 2:30pm for all dogs, and 3:00pm to 4:30pm for medium and large dogs. The park is open every weekend from 11:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Grunewald Forest The Grunewald Forest is the biggest forest area in western Berlin that caters to walkers, cyclists, and Fido! Numerous paths and lake access provide plenty of things for Fido to do. See Details
Hainerberg Dog Park A free dog park where small and large dogs play together. This park offers two benches, lots of shade, trash receptacles, waste bags, and is situated next to a large free parking lot. No military ID required. Visible from the dog park is a playground and bicycle ramp, so you can watch your kids play while you sit in the park with your dog. Most popular times to find people there are 9am, 3:30pm, and 8:30pm. See Details
Dog Park - Parcul Herastrau Aviatorlior Larger fenced off dog park in the Herastrau complex. Very active, dogs of all sizes. See Details
Horburgpark Public park with fenced dog playing area, financed by the Health Departement Basel-City and equipped with dog friendly art sponsored by local artists). In addition there are two dog beaches (project by the veterinary office Basel -City running till november 2013) along the rhine (one underneath the famous Tinguely Museum at the lowerside of the rhine (Bus Stop Solitude, near the Roche Company) and on the greater Side at the Rhine (St. Alban Rheinweg). See Details