Dog Friendly Activities in Indiana

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Indiana, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Broad Ripple Dog Park
Broad Ripple Dog Park Your pet will thank you for the off-leash exercise they'll get at this fenced dog park. Dog park use requires a Pooch Pass which can be purchased at the Broad Ripple Park Office at 1550 Broad Ripple Avenue. Must show proof of parvo, rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations when purchasing the pass. See Details
Pet Friendly Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. The national lakeshore beaches to the east of the Indiana Dunes State Park are open to pets (Kemil Beach, Dunbar Beach and Lake View Beach). Pets must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake. Handlers allowing pets to chase birds or otherwise harass wildlife are subject to a citation. Pet handlers are responsible for carrying waste off the beach. See Details
Paul Ruster Bark Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this Indianapolis dog park. Dog park access requires a Pooch Pass, which can be purchased at Post Road Park Office at 1313 S. Post Road. Current vaccinations and licensing information are required to get a pass. See Details
Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park Central Indiana's first pet park is on the campus of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The park is a place for owners to hang out with their pets in a safe, fenced area. Watch Rover romp through the canine agility course while you and your family relax at picnic tables. You can also hike through 1.5 miles of wooded trails. For membership, bring a copy of your pet's current vaccination records, including rabies, and fill out an application. Annual registration is $75 for your first dog and $50 for each additional. You will be given a key fob to the Pet Park, which allows you to use the park even if the shelter is closed. See Details
Smock Bark Park Smock Bark Park offers plenty of room for your pup to enjoy off-leash playtime. Pooch Passes are required for entrance. You can purchase a Pooch Pass at Perry Park Office, 451 E. Stop 11 Road. See Details
Indiana Dunes National Park Indiana Dunes National Park is pet-friendly. Explore this beautiful nature center and dunes area with your leashed dog. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6ft long and owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Holliday Park Holliday Park is a great park with an amazing trail in a forest. It's not easy to get lost, and there is wonderful scenery as it's close to the White River. The only place you cannot go with your dog is into the nature center. See Details
Eagle Creek Park Eagle Creek Park is the 6th largest city park in the nation, devoted entirely to nature. Leashed dogs are welcome on its many hiking trails. See Details
Four Paws Dog Park at University Park Pets will love to play at this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes loads of agility equipment, oak benches, and water fountains. Annual membership required. See Details
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Dogs are welcome on nature and hiking trails but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Central Bark at Kleymeyer Park This clean park is supported by the Evansville Dog Owners Group and has benches, lights, trees, agility equipment and monthly socials. See Details
Portage Dog Park Located in Portage Indiana at woodland park right next to the Skate park. This park is NOT owned or managed by the city. Separate sections for Large dogs (over 35 pounds) and Small dogs (under 35 pounds) are available. See Details
Rural King Leashed pets are allowed in the store and they give treats at the register. They also have reasonable prices on many dog products and have hosted a dog wash fund raiser for a local animal rescue organization. They even have a sign on the door letting folks know dogs are welcome. See Details
Pawster Park Pawster Park has two nice-sized fenced enclosures with doggie drinking fountain and a small covered pavillion area. Gate is pass-code activated. Annual pooch pass must be purchased at Parks & Rec Dept Mon-Friday from 9-5. It's on the opposite side of town at E. State/Parnell. See Details
Waggin' Tails Bark Park at Louis Jenn Memorial Park This park has obstacle training equipment, benches, and a double-bubbler water fountain that serves both humans and canines. Memberships are limited to 500 humans. One-year memberships for Lawrence residents are $40 per dog. Non-residents may join for $50 per dog. All members must pay a one-time key deposit of $25. See Details
Bed & Biscuit Dog Park Pets will love this fully-fenced off-leash dog park with agility equipment and a swimming pond. Membership required. See Details
Avon-Washington Township Paw Park This new off-leash park located in front of the Avon-Washington Township Park requires vaccines and a Paw Park Pass. See Details
Karst Farm Dog Park Pets will love to romp and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs. See Details
Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields Bring Fido along for a bit of outdoor art and culture at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields. At this park, you and your furry best friend can enjoy magnificent art, enjoy a lakeside picnic lunch, and walk the many trails through this beautiful oasis. Just keep your pup leashed and clean up after him while in the park. See Details
Artist-Guided Public Art Tour 'Artist-Guided Public Art Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Alexandra. Contact hos prior to booking so a location on itinerary can be adjusted. Your dog-and-people-friendly pup is welcome to join you on this 3-mile walking tour of public art in downtown. Your host will discuss the artists and stories behind each work and also give you information on the community organizations behind the installation of each piece. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $10 per person. See Details
Fox Island County Park There are a couple 'doggie' beaches at the park that allow Fido to swim. See Details
Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake County Park There's loads of room to play at this 14-acre off-leash dog park, where your pet will love to make friends. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Monon Trail Monon Trail is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to explore a converted railway that winds for 26 miles through Indianapolis, connecting Sheridan, Carmel and other smaller communities along the way. The paved trail welcomes dogs on a leash, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail should be accessed from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Paw Patch Dog Park at Sarah T. Bolton Park Bring your pet to play off leash at this grassy, shady dog park, which is fully fenced. Visit Hornet Park Community Center to register. See Details