Dog Friendly Activities in Ohio

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Ohio, 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 Bow Wow Beach
Bow Wow Beach Bow Wow Beach offers a 7 1/2 acre fenced in dog park surrounding a 5 acre lake. There are both beaches and grassy areas, sunny spots and shade, as well as a small dog section for the wee pooches. The city of Stow is safe and the faciltiy is well cared for. Pet waste stations are located througout, as are some benches. There are a set of gates to get into the park thus preventing any escapees or over sealous dogs from entering without thier owner. Another nice feature is the large wash basin and hose located at the entrance/exit. This helps greatly to clean off your dog after he has been rolling around in the sand for 6 hours. The whole "vibe" of the place is happy and uplifting, and with its large size, even on Saturdays you dont feel overcrowded - there is plenty of room for everyone - owners and furpals alike. All this, and it is free too! See Details
Pet Friendly Wheeler Memorial Dog Park
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
Fairport Harbor Dog Beach ***Due to recent shoreline erosion, access to the lake for dogs is closed for the safety of both pets and their owners.***

Fairport Harbor Dog Beach is pet-friendly. A dog swim area is located at the east end of the beach between the two signs clearly marked “Dog Swim Area.” This is the only place dogs are allowed on the sand. Dogs not in the swim area must remain on the sidewalks, parking lots or grassy areas. You must leash your dog when it is out of the water and you must carry the leash with you at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste. Make sure you keep an eye on the weather and any warnings, as the beach is not always accessible.
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Montgomery County Bark Park Recently expanded, the Montgomery County Bark Park is an easy-to-find park with several acres of fenced exercise areas and plenty of water onsite. It is located right next door to Animal Resource Center. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Alum Creek Dog Park This great off-leash dog park includes separate, fenced areas for large and small dogs, as well as a doggie beach where pets can swim. See Details
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Medina, OH, features a dog park that is totally enclosed by a 5-foot fence and has separated areas for large and small dogs, totaling 7-acres. Each side has gravel walking trails, wooded areas, and open turf play areas. Well-behaved dogs are welcomed off leash inside the dog park. See Details
Otto Armleder Dog Park Otto Armleder Dog Park is a 10-acre fenced dog park, broken up into three sections. There are two large sections on either side, and a smaller section in the middle for small breeds and puppies. The park rangers rotate the large sides of the park to allow for the grass to regrow about every 3 months or so. Several benches to sit down on, disposals for dog waste, and water spouts for the dogs. Pitbulls are not allowed in the park. See Details
Salt Fork State Park Salt Fort State Park has a great dog park that's fenced in around the lake. If your dog loves to swim, he will be in heaven, but there is also plenty of grass for dog who prefer a game of fetch. There is also a short paved walking trail, picnic shelters, and plenty of parking. See Details
Big Walnut Dog Park The Big Walnut dog park contains a side for small dogs and one for large dogs. Parking available (including spots for handicap visitors). Portable restroom, picnic tables, and a kiosk on-site. The dog park does not have water access. Rules are posted. Visitors are asked to remove all items they brought. See Details
Mt. Airy Forest Dog Park Mt. Airy Forest Dog Park is a nice big area for dogs to romp around in. There are miles of trails in the beautiful Mt. Airy Forest just behind the park if you want a change of pace. See Details
Prairie Oaks Metro Park Pets love this West Jefferson public park. They're welcome on-leash except on the Bridle Trail, and even have an off-leash play area near the lake. Not fenced. See Details
Park 4 Paws Avon Lake Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with a double drinking fountain, grass, shade trees, and benches. 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
Toledo Pet Farm Dog Park Toledo Pet Farm is a fully fenced off-leash dog park. It has full course agility training equipment and other fun activities. See Details
Wiggly Field Dog Park at Voice of America Park This conveniently-located dog park includes three separate fenced areas with grass ground cover, though it is known to get muddy at times. See Details
The Holden Arboretum Bring your pup to the Holden Arboretum and explore the more than 20 miles of trails through the gardens and other natural areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden. Mutt Mitts are located at various spots throughout the gardens. See Details
Nando's Dog Park at Darree Fields Park Pets go wild for this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, benches, picnic tables, and drinking water in summer. See Details
Bowling Green Dog Park The dog park is an excellent place to exercise your dog and is an opportunity to meet new people. The park is comprised of three fenced enclosures where members and their dogs can play ball, frisbee, or enjoy our complete agility course. Each fenced enclosure is roughly 110 feet by 150 feet. The three fenced enclosures combined total approximately 1.12 acres. The dog park is available to members only, membership is simple and inexpensive.

Registration begins January 1st and is valid for one year ending December 31st

Please visit the Wood County Dog Shelter website at http://www.co.wood.oh.us/dogshelter/Park.htm for park rules and membership application!
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Lakewood Dog Park Lakewood Dog Par is a fenced lot with gravel ground cover, double-gated entrances, mature shade trees, benches, and a seasonal water fountain. The dog park also borders Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation, which offers a variety of trails to explore. See Details
Brooksedge Dog Park The Brooksedge Dog Park in Westerville is a big fenced in area with 3 separate sections for different dog sizes. One of the sections is reserved for regrowth while the other two are used for small and medium/large dogs. The area has parking, doggie doo bags, trash cans, water bowls and fountains for the dogs and for people. There are benches for the people, and some large climbing toys and tennis balls for the dogs. Whenever there is a conflict here, the owners are very quick to separate the dogs. See Details
Keyser Dog Park Enjoy bringing your pet to play off-leash on the gentle, rolling landscape of this 2-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park. Includes shade trees, water hydrant, and a bench. See Details
Blendon Woods Metro Park This Westerville public park has its own designated dog trail, which includes a doggie drinking fountain. Be careful of ticks in warm weather. See Details
Oak Grove Dog Park Let your pet explore the extensive trails of this huge park with you on-leash, or run free in the fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for smaller dogs. See Details
Washington Park Dog Park This beautiful dog park, located in the popular Washington Park, features 12,000 square feet of fully-fenced play space. Dogs can splash in the creek, explore the large boulders, enjoy a refreshing drink from the water fountain, and play on the synthetic canine turf while humans will enjoy the benches and human drinking fountain. See Details