Dog Parks in Southwest Ohio Worth the Drive

If your family has some four-legged children, this guide’s for you! This guide gives the ‘dog days’ of summer a whole new meaning. Check out our favorite dog parks around Southwest Ohio and let Fido off leash.

Here are 9 Dog Parks in Southwest Ohio Worth the Drive:

Washington Park

1230 Elm St, Cincinnati
Your cosmopolitan pooch will love this sweet spot. Washington Park’s 12,000 square foot dog park is the perfect urban excursion with granite boulders, a creek and drinking water to lap up.

Francis Kennels Private Dog Park

1984 Lower Bellbrook Rd, Xenia
This 2 acre, well-kept, off-leash dog park is open to customers of Francis Kennels with a nominal membership fee or a $5 pay-per-visit price. A great, safe place for your pet to play! Bonus: they take care of the clean up so you don’t have to!

Doris Day Dog Park

5083 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati
There’s ample room to romp in Mt. Airy Forest. The two-acre dog park atop a shady hill has picnic tables, agility equipment and baby pools for splashing. Mt. Airy has so much offer on its 30 acres, from hiking trails to the Arboretum, your dog will beg to put on the leash and explore the rest of the forest.

Otto Armleder Dog Park

Image courtesy of Great Parks of Hamilton County.
Image courtesy of Great Parks of Hamilton County.

5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati
This free-to-use, 10-acre dog park is perfect for sprinters. They can refuel at the dog drinking fountain and canine shower. (The park is prone to flooding so check the website for closures!) There’s a trail connecting to the Lunken Airport where you can take a five-mile leashed walk around the airfield.

Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa

5081 Madison Rd, Cincinnati & 7036 Columbia Rd, Maineville
Private dog parks have great amenities with the bonus of security. For an annual fee this resort offers a members-only experience. Dogs must be vaccinated and temperament tested. The three-acre park features walking paths, agility equipment and around the clock access.

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Kellogg Dog Park Field

6701 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati
Dogs will have a field day on four acres of wide open green with a tree grove for shade. Amenities include a doggie drink station and a “little yard” for small breeds. It’s also a great adjustment area for introducing shy newbies of any size. A permit is required for entrance.

Kitty Hawk/Menlo Park

5210 Sabra Avenue, Huber Heights
This dog park has an area designated for small dogs and another for bigger dogs. Each play area has a dog drinking fountain, misting fire hydrant water play feature, benches, trees, walking paths inside and around the perimeter of the dog park.

Simmonds Family Dog Park

Image courtesy of Great Parks of Hamilton County
Image courtesy of Great Parks of Hamilton County

8715 Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd, Cleves
Miami Whitewater Forest is a sprawling 4,438 acres and 11 of those acres are devoted to off-leash fun. The Simmonds Family Dog Park has four separate fields with an area for small breeds. High energy dogs will love the agility equipment while you keep cool under the shade structures. A Great Parks Motor Vehicle Permit is required.

Summit Park

4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash
This dog park is 4.5 acres and boasts a section for small dogs and large dogs. It’s large and shaded, and next to walking/bike trails for some on-leash fun as well.

Pack your pups for a crosstown excursion and unleash the fun!


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