Top Off-Leash Dog Parks in Michigan

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

Hillcrest Dog Park

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Hillcrest Dog Park is located on the northeast side of Grand Rapids and offers separately fenced areas for small and large dogs, benches, shaded areas, water station (seasonal), and bags for cleanup.

Prairie View Dog Park

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Prairie View Dog Park opened in the spring of 2010 and features 7 acres of fenced park area for dogs to exercise and socialize off-leash. The park has a grass area with plenty of shade trees and a wooded section with a walking trail. Plus there is a special area for dogs under 25 lbs. Access to the dog park requires either payment of the daily vehicle entrance fee or an annual park pass.

Meadow Run Dog Park

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Meadow Run Dog Park has 24 acres of completely-fenced rolling meadows, a large pond for dog swimming, agility equipment, a separate small/shy dog area, plowed paths in winter, a dog rinse off area outside, and self-grooming tubs inside the office. There are also rest areas with poop and water stations and benches. This is a private park that sells 3, 6, 9 or 12 month memberships. 3 visits are allowed before membership is required. All dogs must demonstrate suitable temperament and have proof of current rabies, distemper, parvo, and bordetella vaccinations before entering park.

Fairmont Dog Park

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Kalamazoo dog lovers are hard at work putting in a fenced off-leash dog park at this location. Visit www.fairmontneighborhood.com for updates!

Wagner Park Dog Run

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Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise in the designated area of Wagner Park, though be careful as the area is not fenced.

Swift Run Dog Park

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The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission welcomes dog owners and their pets to visit Swift Run Dog Park. The park is an outdoor space established for registered dog owners to allow their dogs to legally run free off-leash. There is 10 acres of grassy fields with separate fenced runs for large and small dogs.

Soldan Dog Park

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Soldan Dog Park has more than 12 acres of natural space and trails, as well as a large pond and expansive open field for running. There is LOTS of room for dogs to roam off-leash, pet and human drinking fountains, and free poop bags. Day passes and key FOBS are required to enter. See website for details or call Lansing Parks and Rec at (517) 483-4277.

Clinton Township Dog Park

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This 1.5-acre, fenced dog park includes both doggie and human drinking fountains, benches and waste bags. A pass is required. Passes can be obtained by filling out an application and paying a yearly fee along with a fee for the park entrance key fob. Information on passes can be found on the website.

Tails and Trails Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash at this Saugatuck dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, grass, sand, and trees for shade.

The Bark Park

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Four acres of fenced grass play area with separate small/shy dog area. Day care available Monday through Friday, and Weekends by appointment. Full time supervision. Day care dogs available for supervised play with your dog.

Covell Dog Park

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Covell Dog Park is located on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, at the intersection of Bridge and Covell, next to Union High School. This one-acre off-leash area offers plenty of room for your pup to play. Be aware there are not separate areas for small and large dogs.

Northern Tail Dog Park

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The Northern Tail Dog Park is a two-acre, double-gated, fenced, off-leash park featuring a doggy station, shade trees and more. It is located just north of the East Lansing Softball Complex along the Northern Tier Trail. The Northern Tail Dog Park provides many community benefits by socializing and exercising dogs in a safe environment, promoting responsible pet owner ship, enabling dogs to legally run off-leash, promoting public health and safety and providing a tool for realistic enforcement of dog control laws.

Mark Twain Dog Park

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This fenced, neighborhood dog park is a great place for Royal Oak pets to get their off-leash exercise. Membership required to ensure dogs are vaccinated. Visit the website for details on membership.

EZ Dog Park and Training

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Pets will love the chance to play off-leash at this dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate area for smaller dogs.

Traverse City Dog Park

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Traverse City's first off-leash dog park has been a great success and instantly one of Traverse City's most visited parks. Please come visit at the corner of Division St. and Bay St, near Grandview Parkway. The park is equipped with two fenced areas, one for large dogs, one for small. There are several doggie bags and trash cans available as well as benches. Currently there are no water facilities within the fenced area but a hose is close by.

Hund Platz Dog Park in Memorial Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fully fenced Frankenmuth dog park, which includes trees for shade and benches for owners to rest on.

Olson Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash in this fenced dog run at Ann Arbor's Olson Park. Passes from town hall required for access.

Wyoming Dog Park at Marquette Park

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Bring dogs to play off-leash at this fenced park with separate area for small dogs. There is drinking water and a sand pile on site. Guests must be an approved and accepted member of the dog park before being allowed admittance. Call the park for further details.

Park Township Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced Holland dog park, which includes separate small dog area. Drinking water available in summer only.

Karner Farm Dog Park

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West Bloomfield pets love this 3 acre fenced off-leash play area, a great place for their daily exercise. Registration for the Off Leash Dog Area (OLDA) opens in January and closes in February. The fee is $30 for the year (January through December) and is not prorated. Only West Bloomfield Township residents may register. Registration is in person only (you do not need to bring your dog) at the Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Road, in the WB Civic Center Complex. OLDA registration will be taken between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday (regular business days). To register, you MUST bring the following: Proof you are a West Bloomfield Township resident. (Driver’s License) Proof of your 2014 Oakland County Dog License. Proof of up-to-date, current vaccination, must include Bordatella, at the time of registration. Registration will not be permitted if the county dog license, vaccination papers and driver’s license do not match exactly.

Behnke Memorial Dog Park

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Pets can play-off leash at this park, which also includes trees, benches, drinking water, and retired fire hydrants.

Wayne County Dog Park

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Hines Park is a huge facility with many picnic areas, bike baths, canoe rentals, and hiking trails. It's fun for Fido year-round!

Silver Lake Dog Park

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Unknown by many, this hidden gem of a dog park is located in the Silver Lake Recreation area off N. East Silver Lake Road. The park has a nice sized fenced in area both for small dog and large dogs (separated). In the fall of 2013 we held the "soft opening" of our new fenced dog park. In 2014 look for further improvements to this park, including a water source. Poop bags available on location - please pick up after your pup.

Lyon Oaks Dog Park

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Lyon Oaks in Wixom, preserves 800 acres of environmentally-sensitive wetlands within a 1,041-acre park. Park features a 13-acre fenced dog park, day-use area with picnic shelter, playground and recreation fields, and approximately 6 miles of trails for biking, cross-country skiing, and on-leash dog walking. The 13-acre, fenced dog park includes a separate small dog area, benches, picnic tables, and water fountains. It is a great place for your pet to play off-leash.

Steven A. Kirshenbaum Memorial Bark Park

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Steven A. Kirshenbaum Memorial Bark Park has great trails, some of which overlook the river. The park also has grass and obstacles for the dogs.

Shaggy Pines Dog Park

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20 acres of complete bliss for your dog! Named as one of the top ten dog parks in North America. There are hiking trails, a swimming pond, lit trails and paths are plowed in the winter months. There is a staffed clubhouse with self serve tubs and free coffee and popcorn. Come out for a free first visit and see firsthand what makes this park so special! Visit the website shaggypines.com for vaccine requirements and hours of operation.

Dog Star Ranch

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Dog Star Ranch is a fully fenced in 48 acre dog park with nature trails and ponds. This Canine Care Facility also offers boarding, daycare, training and grooming.

Cummingston Park Dog Run

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Your pet will thank you for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this much-loved park. Be careful as the area is not fully fenced.

Statler Maloof Bark Park at Brys Park

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This park has picnic tables and shady trees with lots of space for running. Take a rest on the benches or relax in the shade. This is a members-only dog park; licenses are available at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena.

Pleasant Ridge Dog Run

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This lovely, much-loved dog park is fully fenced with waste bags and water fountain available. Annual pass required for both residents and non-residents.

Bay County Dog Park

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Your pet will thank you for the off-leash exercise at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, agility equipment, and running water.

Community Park

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Dogs will go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this fenced, 4-acre park. There are plenty of shade trees at this 'popular locale. Non-Northville residents are now permitted to purchase passes for the Community Park Dog Park.

Midland Dog Park

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This 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park includes separate small dog area, agility equipment, wooded and open areas, and running water.

Quickstad Park Off Leash Dog Area

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Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this dog park, though be careful as it is not fully fenced.

Kiwanis Dog Park

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This off-leash park includes a doggie drinking fountain, small dog area, shade trees, and benches where owners can relax.

Lowell Dog Park at Stoney Lakeside Park

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This free off-leash dog park has a separate area for small dogs and benches for owners to rest on.

Key-Lore Kennels Woof Woods Dog Park

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This lovely, 12-acre, fenced dog park includes wooded trails, agility courses, and seasonal swimming pools. Membership is required. Boarding, grooming, training and dog day care also available.

New Paw Playground

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The Paw Playground is located across from the Humane Society. Dogs must be licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Grosse Pointe Woods Dog Park at Lake Front Park

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Grosse Pointe pooches are welcome to run and play at this small, fully fenced dog park. Passes are required but can be bought on-site.

Arise Church Dog Park

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Dog Park Hours: The Arise Community Dog Park is a free, open to the public dog park. It is a 2 acre fenced in area where dog owners can bring their dogs for unleashed socialization, exercise and play with other dogs. It is located at 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, just south of Darwin Rd, about one mile south of the Pinckney High School. Please park only in the designated area. Purpose: We believe that God created people to be in community, and that we are at our best when we're in relationship to one another. Therefore, we provide this dog park not only as a fun safe place where dogs can get good exercise, but our greatest hope is that dog owners will make friends here and enjoy great conversations together.

Cady Street Dog Park

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Northville pets will love to play off-leash at this small, fenced neighborhood dog park. Mandatory 30-minute class required to get park pass.

Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park

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This small, fenced dog park is a great place for your pet to make friends off-leash. Includes running water and benches. Application required for gate key; application forms are available from the Parks and Recreation Office or online. Cost for residents is $10 and $20 for non-residents.

Heritage Park

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this Canton public park, which is working on creating an off-leash dog run as well.

South Haven Bark Park

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?A Safe Place for People and their Dogs to Play? To establish a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the City of South Haven and South Haven Area Recreational Park (SHARP), designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.

Ferrysburg Dog Park

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A fenced dog park located in Coast Guard Park in Ferrysburg Michigan. Full of lots of room to run, a drinking fountain for dogs & people, picnic tables and some shade. It also has Airlock double gates. Dog owners leave tennis balls & other toys in a toy chest for dogs to play with. There is no seperate small dog area.

Quincy Dog Park

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This 5 acre off leash dog park includes many dog friendly amenities. The park is completely fenced with double-gated entrances, separate areas for large dogs and small dogs (under 25 pounds), asphalt walking paths, tables and benches, plenty of security lighting, and drinking fountains with dog bowls. Drinking fountains will be turned off when night time temperatures are below freezing.

Red Oaks Dog Park

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Red Oaks Dog Park features 5.2 acres of fully-fenced space for your pup to romp in as well as picnic shelter for the humans, doggie water fountain, waste station, and a hose for cleaning up Fido before heading home.

Brownstown Dog Park

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The Brownstown Dog Park is located next to the Brownstown Animal Shelter and features spacious parks for small and large dogs, benches, and water containers. All dogs must be registered through Brownstown Water Department at 21313 Telegraph. Registration fees are $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. The annual pass is good for three dogs and can be renewed.

WOOFhaven Dog Park

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WOOFhaven Dog Park is a membership-based park located in Civic Center Park. Amenities include separate areas for small and large dogs, picnic tables, benches, and clean-up stations. Memberships are available to purchase at the City Clerk's Office located at 21869 West Road. Only two dogs per person are permitted in the park.

Grand Ravines South

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It includes 21-acres of enclosed dog park, including separated fenced areas for large and small dogs. Additionally, there will be fenced trails for off-leash walking. The park will be open and free to the public. Upon completion it will be the largest, free off leash dog park for miles. Grand opening Saturday, September 26, 2015 however it is open for walks and play already.

Wahfield Park

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Wahlfield Park is dog friendly! It has nature trails that are flat and hilly, through shade and sun. A small creek runs through it. There is no fenced in area, dogs must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their dog. There are restrooms and a water fountain, children's playground and picnic tables and benches.

Joey's Pet Outfitters Dog Park

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Joey's Pet Outfitters dog park is a very clean 7 acre, fully fenced, off-leash park with a large pond for the dogs. There are two convenient waste stations stocked with pick up bags. Members are expected to clean up after their own dogs and staff regularly empties the pick up stations. Joey's is a members only park which requires proof all vaccinations, rabies certificate, and appropriate license for all dogs. This means that you know that your dog won't be exposed to unhealthy dogs. While normal dog to dog corrections are acceptable no aggression toward other dogs or people is allowed. The staff at Joey's is very friendly and helpful and the members are, for the most part, very dog savvy. It's a wonderful place for dogs to run to their hearts' content and socialize. Fees depend on the number of dogs you have but there is a requirement of one adult per two dogs so they are properly supervised. No children under 16 years are allowed for safety reasons. The hours are dawn till dusk and entry is made with a key card for the gate. Parking is free. Membership and day passes are available at Joey's Pet Outfitters store directly in front of the park on Grand River Avenue.

Dog Park at Jaycee Park

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This is an off-leash park with plenty of open space for dogs to roam. Water is provided for dogs.

Ridge Run Dog Park

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Featuring two fenced play areas, approximately 2 acres for large dogs and a separate area for dogs 35 lbs and under. Water fountains with wash down station and future walking path and agility training area are in planning stages.

Orion Oaks Dog Park

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Nice off leash dog park with a doggie swim beach with a dock and ramps for them to get out of the water. Also plenty of trails to hike as well as the fenced off leash areas.

Detroit Dog Park

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Licensed, vaccinated dogs of any size are welcome. There is no separated section for large and small dogs. There is no onsite water at the park, so guests are encouraged to bring their own.

Grand Blanc Dog Park

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Dog Park. Separate areas for small & large dogs. Agility equipment.

Curtis Whitaker Bark Park

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Park features a large fenced-in area for dogs to run and play off-leash, a bone-shaped pool for summer fun, and walking trails to enjoy with your leashed canine friends. All you need to do is submit an annual application. (Note: for your dog’s safety, all dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations).

Ludington's Central Bark Park

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Roughly two acres of fenced in wooded area just off the Cartier Park Loop. Separate area for small dogs. Adjacent Cartier Park Loop is a 1-mile paved pathway, which is also dog friendly.

Davison Area Dog Park

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Park with separate areas for large and small dogs, shaded areas, water spigots, and gazebos.

Hannah's Bark Park

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Hannah's Bark Park is a 3.6 acre off leash park that was built as a cooperative endeavor between the City of Mount Pleasant, the Friends of the Dog Park, and the Charter Township of Union. Open year round, it also features separate areas for large and small dogs.

Central Bark Dog Park

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Located in the southeast part of the 30-acre Memorial Park is Central Bark, a spacious, fenced off-leash area where dogs can run and play.