11 Must-Visit Dog Parks In Cincinnati
If you love your dog as much as I do, then you love taking your “good boy” with you whenever possible. When the weather is nice, I love taking Romeo, my Lab-Rottweiler mix to the different dog parks in Cincinnati.
This gives him the chance to get off-leash to mingle with some other canines and burn off that puppy power. After a couple of hours at the dog park, he is much more relaxed and always sleeps like a rock.
If you’re looking for a nearby dog park or want to check out a new one, you’ll love this post which shares the must-visit dog parks in Cincinnati. I’ve included dog parks in Northern Kentucky and other local dog parks too, so you and your furry friend have options no matter where you are in the tristate.
Newport Dog Park
The Newport Dog Park is located in the East Row historic district of Newport, Kentucky. It’s a newer dog park in the area that depends completely on donations and the work of volunteers. They do a great job keeping the park clean and safe, so if you frequent this Cincinnati dog park, consider volunteering or making a donation.
This past year they even hosted “Santa Paws”, which included getting pictures of your dog with Santa!
901 E. 6th Street, Newport, KY 41091
Diamond Dogs Park
Located inside Heritage Park in Colerain Township, Diamond Dogs Park is a Cincinnati dog park that offers 5 acres of fun for your favorite pup.
This dog park was once a baseball field that didn’t get much use. In 2017 Heritage Park listened to their park patrons and transformed it into a nice dog park.
11405 E Miami River Road, Colerain Township, OH 45251
Boone County Dog Park
The Boone County Dog Park is a four-acre dog park adjacent to England-Idlewild Park.
There are two sections for small dogs and two sections for larger dogs, so plenty for your pooch to explore. You can relax in the provided seating and shelters and water fountains are provided for both you and your dog.
5551 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005
Fort Thomas Dog Park
Another Northern-Kentucky favorite dog park is the Fort Thomas Dog Park located in Highland Hills Park.
This park is unique because it’s in a mostly natural state with trees and trails. It’s fully fenced in with a separate area for smaller dogs, and water is provided.
There isn’t much information online about this dog park but did find the reviews at BringFido.com helpful for writing this post.
81 Mayfield Ave, Fort Thomas, KY, US, 41075
Simmonds Family Dog Park
Located in the beautiful Miami Whitewater Forest, Simmonds Family Dog Park is the largest dog park in the region.
Your pooch will enjoy over 11 acres at this Cincinnati dog park which includes four separate fields. You’ll find plenty of shade from trees and shelters, along with seating strategically placed throughout.
This dog park features agility equipment too, for those of you interested.
8715 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Cleves, OH 45002
Otto Armleder Dog Park
Otto Armleder Dog Park is a 10-acre dog park in Cincinnati’s Linwood area.
This is a great option for dogs that love to run and that get along well with all dogs. There are usually plenty of people and pups no matter what time of day you go, so your dog will have a great time.
One of the few dog parks with dog showers available, plus plenty of water and seating throughout.
This dog park is known to flood from time-to-time, due to it’s location.
5057 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45227
Washington Park Dog Park
If you’re looking for a Cincinnati dog park in the heart of downtown, Washington Park Dog Park is the spot! Romeo and I frequent this dog park, so maybe we’ll see each other there 🙂
This dog park offers 12,000 square feet of fun for your dog. There’s agility equipment, boulders to climb on and a small creek to splash in or get a drink, and always plenty of furry friends to play with.
It’s very clean since it’s mostly covered in a special synthetic canine turf but there are trees for shade and plenty of seating.
Since it’s located in downtown Cincinnati, be prepared to pay for parking either at a nearby meter or in the parking garage below the park.
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Here’s another dog park in downtown Cincinnati – Fido Field. This dog park runs solely on donations with the help of volunteers.
I haven’t visited this dog park yet but plan to very soon. I just found out that there is free parking available for Fido Field, so that’s a plus, considering the location.
There is a separate area for smaller dogs and plenty of space for your dog to run and play.
630 Eggleston Ave, Cincinnati, OH, US, 45202
Doris Day Dog Park
Romeo and I have found our newest favorite dog park at Doris Day Dog Park, part of Mt. Airy Forest.
This 2-acre dog park on the west-side of Cincinnati offers everything you need in a dog park. There’s plenty of trees and grass to still feel like a park, plus agility equipment for your talented pooch. Water is always available in bowls throughout the park.
Why has it become my favorite dog park of late? Every time we go, there are just enough dogs of all sizes playing together and their owners are awesome, too. I really like that there’s plenty of space so that it’s easy to break away from the pack too, and play with my dog off-leash, one-on-one.
I’ve found the people here to all be very friendly and paying attention to their dogs, interjecting quickly when needed.
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd Cincinnati, OH 45211
Wiggly Field Dog Park
Wiggly Field Dog Park is located in Voice of America MetroPark, located in West Chester.
It’s good to note that it’s located near the Athletic Field Complex, since you’ll have to drive through the park a bit to find it. Once you do, your dog will have an awesome time playing with other dogs.
There’s a section for small dogs and plenty of seating and shade for the dog owners.
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester OH 45069
Summit Park Dog Park
I love this park in general, so it’s great that Summit Park also has a dog park. This Cincinnati dog park is 4.5-acres and has a separate area for smaller dogs.
Your dog will make friends and you will too since there are usually plenty of dogs no matter when you visit.
4355 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Your Thoughts About Dog Parks In Cincinnati
Those are my recommendations for the must-visit dog parks in Cincinnati and the surrounding area. In fact, I think that covers all of them!
All of the dog parks in this post are free to the public. I didn’t include Cincinnati dog parks that require a membership or annual dues for use.
I hope you’ll get your dog out to one or more of these local dog parks.
Which Cincinnati dog park do you like best? Is there a dog park in the area that I left off the list? Please leave your comments below.
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