Off Leash Playtime

Greater Cincinnati’s Best Dog Parks

Summertime means lots of time outdoors with our furry friends. With that in mind we headed around town to check out some of the best dog parks for you to spend some outdoor playtime with your pups.

Otto Armleder Dog Park

5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Otto Armleder Dog Park (near Lunken Airport) is Great Parks of Hamilton County’s first off-leash dog park. The park features 10 acres of fun and includes separate areas for large and small dogs under 22 pounds. Because of its proximity to the Ohio River the park can be closed because of flooding. Armleder Dog Park is pretty popular, especially on the weekends, so your pups will usually have plenty of friends to play with. Join the volunteer-run Facebook Group for updates on conditions and to schedule playdates with other pup parents.

Mt. Airy Dog Park

3006 Westwood Northern Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45211

The Doris Day Dog Park at Mount Airy Forest has two large fenced off areas with the smaller of the two being for dogs 22 pounds or less. There is agility equipment in both fenced areas so dogs big and small can get their zoomies in over ramps and through tunnels. Each area features seating and plenty of shady trees making Mt. Airy Dog Park one of the nicer ones to visit on a blazing hot day. Mt. Airy Forest is the largest of the Cincinnati parks with almost 1500 acres, so when you’re done at the dog park you can
explore one of its many trails.

Simmonds Family Dog Park

8715 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Cleves, OH 45002

The Simmonds Family Dog Park in Cleves,is the largest dog park in Hamilton County. It features 11 acres of fun for your dog in four separate areas, including an all season gravel field. The park features covered seating spaces for you to sit and watch while your dogs play. There is also agility equipment for Fido to practice his maneuvers. Part of Miami Whitewater Forest, you will need a Hamilton County Park pass for entry ($10 for an annual pass for Hamilton County residents.)

Washington Park Dog Park

1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Whether your dog is a city dog or just visiting for the day, he will enjoy this 12,000 square-foot fenced facility at the edge of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine just across the street from Music Hall. This urban oasis features synthetic turf and pea gravel to keep the space clean. It also includes a water feature and large granite boulders for when your dog wants to play
a game of hide-and-go-seek.

Fido Field Dog Park

630 Eggleston Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202

On a wedge of land between Gilbert Avenue and the I-71 overpass you’ll find Fido Field Dog Park. This park has two fenced areas with separate entrances for large and small dogs. Because of its urban setting, most of the
park is covered in astroturf, but there is a small grassy area as you head uphill towards the Mt. Adams entrance. Fido Field is run and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. For the latest news about Fido Field, join their Facebook Group.

Boone County Dog Park

5550 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, KY 41005

The Boone County Dog Park in Burlington is a well-maintained four-acre park featuring four separate fenced areas, two for small dogs and two for large dogs. Each area has a shelter and benches so you can relax while
your dog plays. There is even agility equipment for those dogs who like a little extra challenge. The Boone County Dog Park is one of the best off-leash dog parks in Northern Kentucky and is well worth the drive..

Dog parks are a great place to socialize your dog, just make sure to follow the rules which are generally posted at park entrances. It’s always best to make sure your dogs are up-to-date on vaccines prior to visiting and never take an unvaccinated puppy or a female dog in heat to a dog park. With some common sense and supervision, a day at the dog park should be fun for all.

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