Top 10 Dog Parks In The U.S. + Tips Before Taking Your Dog To A Dog Park

Do you know which dog parks rank as the best dog parks in the United States?


Here are the Top 10 dog parks in America…

Best Dog Parks

Depending on who you ask (or who does the polling), you’re likely to get a different answer to the best dog parks in America every time.

The reason for the differences is that each person (or poll) solicits responses from different subsets of people.

In my opinion, if a dog park shows up on anyone’s list of the top dog parks, you can bet it’s a great place to take your dog!

Top 10 Dog Parks In America

Case in point: when I originally wrote this article, these were the top 10 dog parks in America: :

1. Fort Woof Dog Park – Fort Worth, Texas

2. Paw Park of Historic Sanford – Sanford, Florida

3. Fort De Soto Paw Playground – Fort De Soto, Florida

4. City of Rome Bark Park – Rome, New York

5. Carl’s Dog Run – New York, New York

6. Ohlone Dog Park – Berkeley, California

7. Kenton Paw Park – Covington, Kentucky

8. Fleet Peeples Park – Winter Park, Florida

9. Bear Creek Dog Park – Colorado Springs, Colorado

10. Stanley’s Spot Dog Park – Morgantown, West Virginia

Source: Dog Fancy

Today, these are the top 10 dog parks in America according to the same group:

1. Freedom Bark Park – Lowell, Indiana

2. Dog Wood Dog Park – Jacksonville, Florida

3. Howard and Erna Soldan Dog Park – Lansing, Michigan

4. Millie Bush Bark Park – Houston, Texas

5. Dogwood Park at Victor Ashe Park – Knoxville, Tennessee

6. Shaggy Pines Dog Park – Ada, Michigan

7. Jackson’s Howlabaloo Dog Park – Edinboro, Pennsylvania

8. Happy Tails Dog Park – Dunedin, Florida

9. Cheyenne Park Off-Leash Area – Ely, Iowa

10. Ossining Dog Park – Ossining, New York

Source: Dog Fancy

When it comes right down to it, I’m not too concerned about which year that a dog park happens to show up in the top 10, as there are a lot of factors that could impact a park’s rating year after year (including brand new parks being added to the list and construction projects going on).

I would visit them all — even if one doesn’t happen to be on this year’s top 10 list!  And that’s exactly what I try to do. Whenever I’m traveling with my dog, I make a point to visit dog parks in the area that have appeared on lists of the best dog parks.

It’s kind of fun!

UPDATES:

Here are some more dog parks across the USA that have made various lists of the Top 10 Dog Parks:

1. Point Isabel Dog Park – Richmond, California
2. Dog Wood Dog Park – Jacksonville, Florida
3. Jackson’s Howlabaloo Dog Park – Edinboro, Pennsylvania
4. Fort Woof – Fort Worth, Texas
5. Shaggy Pines Dog Park – Ada, Michigan
6. Bea Arthur Dog Park – Norfolk, Virginia
7. Tompkins Square Dog Run – New York, New York
8. Ossining Dog Park – Westchester, New York
9. Rocky Top Dog Park – Kingston, New Jersey
10. Happy Tails Dog Park – Plantation, Florida

Source: Petside

1. Jackass Acres K-9 Korral – New River, Arizona
2. Pilgrim Bark Park – Provincetown, Massachusetts
3. Kenton Paw Park – Covington, Kentucky
4. Cosmo Dog Park – Gilbert, Arizona
5. Puptown Dog Park – Chicago, Illinois
6. WOOFPAC Park – Santa Maria, California
7. Hermon Dog Park – Los Angeles, California
8. Prairie Pastures Dog Park – Clinton, Iowa
9. Wantage Dog Park – Wantage, New Jersey
10. Bow Wow Beach – Stow, Ohio

Source: Doggies

1. Point Isabel Dog Park – Richmond, California
2. Cosmo Dog Park – Gilbert, Arizona
3. Friends Forever Dog Park – Freeport, Illinois
4. Millie Bush Bark Park – Houston, Texas
5. Alum Creek Dog Park – Lewis Center, Ohio
6. Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park – Seattle, Washington
7. Indianapolis Humane Society Pet & People Park – Indianapolis, Indiana
8. Shaggy Pines Dog Park – Grand Rapids, Michigan
9. Rocky Top Dog Park – Princeton, New Jersey
10. Bea Arthur Dog Park – Norfolk, Virginia

Source: PetVR

1. Bow Wow Beach – Stow, Ohio
2. Tompkins Square Dog Run – New York, New York
3. Dog Wood Park – Jacksonville, Florida
4. Shaggy Pines Dog Park – Ada, Michigan
5. Congressman Bill Archer Park – Houston, Texas
6. Freedom Bark Park – Lowell, Indiana
7. Newtown Dream Dog Park – Johns Creek, Georgia
8. Rocky Top Dog Park – Kingston, New Jersey
9. Pilgrim Bark Park – Provincetown, Massachusetts
10. Laurel Canyon Dog Park – Studio City, California

Source: PawNation

Before You Take Your Dog To The Dog Park…

Thinking of taking your dog to a new dog park for the first time? Here are some tips you don’t want to miss:

About Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

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