Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19, all Great Parks of Hamilton County dog parks are closed until further notice.
Are you and your pups tired of being cooped up inside? From Over-the-Rhine to Mason, these worth-the-drive dog parks give canines plenty of room to roam and their owners a few outside distractions.
1. Otto Armleder Dog Park
Pooches can run free on 10 acres, with a pup shower, doggie drinking fountains, a dog beach(!), and plenty of shade and benches for two-legged companions.
5057 Wooster Pke., Linwood, greatparks.org
2. Boone County Dog Park
This county-run four-acre park has a mission to curb animal displacement due to behavioral problems by providing a space for pups to run off-leash.
5550 Idlewild Rd., Burlington, boonecountyky.org
3. Doris Day Dog Park
Hit the trails at scenic Mt. Airy Forest, then unwind at the co-located dog park, featuring picnic tables, splash pools, and an agility course for a Sunday Funday.
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd., Westwood, cincinnatiparks.com
4. Fido Field
This 28,000-square-foot, partially Astroturf-covered urban dog park near the downtown–Mt. Adams pedestrian bridge is surrounded by a tall fence to protect pooches from surrounding traffic.
630 Eggleston Ave., Downtown, facebook.com/groups/DowntownDogRA
5. Kellogg Park Dog Field
Four acres of fenced-in off-leash space for pups are joined by ample shade, a doggo-inspired ArtWorks mural, and a nearby playground. A permit is required for each pet.
6701 Kellogg Rd., Anderson Township, andersonparks.com
6. Red Dog Park
This members-only, three-acre fenced park goes to extra lengths to ensure pet safety, with vetting of vaccination records and temperament and cleanup enforcement for a friendly environment.
5081 Madison Rd., Madisonville, reddogpetresort.com
7. Schappacher Park
Bring the kiddos and the doggos to play on the park’s multiple children’s jungle gyms and in 38,000 square feet of fenced, off-leash pup space. Bonus: The site offers multiple picnic shelters.
4686 Old Irwin Simpson Rd., Mason, deerfieldrec.com
8. Simmonds Family Dog Park
At an enormous 11 acres, this free-to-visit park is the region’s largest, with four separate fields, agility equipment, play zones, and Fido-friendly water fountains.
8715 Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd., Cleves, greatparks.org
9. David J. Stricker Dog Park
This one-acre fenced dog area sits next to baseball, soccer, and pickleball fields, plus a walking trail, playgrounds, and sand volleyball and basketball courts.
1539 Clough Pke., Batavia, bataviatownship/parks.org
10. Summit Park
Between restaurants, a seasonal farmer’s market, an observation tower, an elaborate playground area, and a fenced area for dogs, there’s so much to do here to fill your family’s days this summer.
4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, summitparkblueash.com
Get out all that canine energy with a swimming lake and playground with multiple levels, ramps, decks, and bridges. This members-only park screens each pooch for current vaccines.
3810 Church St., Newtown, wagspark.com
12. Washington Park
This modest-sized fenced area within OTR’s community hub is a popular socializing spot for neighborhood residents and their doggies. It’s especially hoppin’ on the weekends.
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org