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Free Dog Parks around Columbus

http://www.dublin.oh.us/recreation/parks/dogpark.php

Dublin
* Bark Park. A private dog park with 10 fenced acres, 1 acre pond, concession stand, 5 acres of parking, and dog wash. Each Saturday over 16 volunteers run the park to ensure safety and compliance of rules. Must be member to attend. (Thank you Marcia Perry Rhoades)
* Nando's Dog Park in Darree Fields Park. The dog park offers both a small and large dog area for dogs to run, play and roam. The total space is two acres and the large breed area has a walking area for owners. In addition, there are benches, a picnic table and trash cans. The City has also designed a box where residents can donate plastic grocery store bags for reuse in pet waste removal operations. Location: Cosgray and Shier Rings Rd. in Darree Fields Park. Directions: Cosgray and Shier Rings Rd. in Darree Fields Park. (Thank you Kim Gard)


http://www.poochplayground.com/

Gahanna
* Pooch Playground. Off-Leash dog park. New location as of December 2007. A 2 plus acre fenced area for dogs. Gahanna's dog park features a 6' fence, a separate small dog area, agility area, time-out box, benches, trashcans, and nearby parking and porti-potty. Bring pickup bags for your dog. It is a public dog park, no fees, open dawn to dusk. There are also several places where you can bring your recycled plastic bags for others to share for waste pick up. Dogs are also allowed off-leash outside the fenced enclosure and may swim in creek. Drinking water is not available from November to April. Location: 940 Pizzurro Parkway. Directions: From 270 South, take exit 37 to Hamilton Road. Turn right (south) onto Hamilton and immediately move into left turn lane to turn left into Pizzurro Park. The road ends at the fenced and unfenced off-leash areas. Location: 940 Pizzurro Parkway. Directions: From 270 South, take exit 37 to Hamilton Road. Turn right (south) onto Hamilton and immediately move into left turn lane to turn left into Pizzurro Park. The road ends at the fenced and unfenced off-leash areas. (Thank you Lynne Vermillion)

Granville

* Granville Dog Park. This new, 5-acre dog park has 6-foot fencing, double gated entrances and exits, and both large and small dog areas. There is also a training area which can be reserved for use by non-profit groups. Water, bathrooms, and parking are loacted outside the fenced area of the park at the wildwood playgrounds. Location: In Wildwood Park off of Broad Street. Directions: Park at Wildwood playground and walk over the bike path. Folllow a path past the picnic area; the dog park will be on your right.



http://www.alumcreekdogpark.com/index.php

Upper Arlington
* Upper Arlington Parks. You can take your dog to any of the Upper Arlington parks and have them offleash from 8pm-9pm, or 5pm-6pm during daylight savings. It's great fun! Not fenced in though. Directions: Take 315 to the Lane Avenue exit, turn right, and you're in Upper Arlington. (Thank you Susan Stoneman)

Westerville
* Westerville Brooksedge Bark Park. Off leash dog park. Opened in 2005. It's a fenced in park with running water and buckets, separate areas for large and small dogs, and bags to clean up the messes. All nice dogs and friendly people are welcome! Nice dog park with separate grassy areas for large and small dogs. There is fresh water and pails to put it in as well as bags to clean up after our canines! Location: 708 Park Meadow Road. Directions: Take 270 to Cleveland Ave. and go North for 1/4 mile. Take Schrock Road East about 1 mile and turn right on Park Meadow Road. The Bark Park is located on the east side of Park Meadow Road but is tough to see from the road. Look for the white fences. Parking is available in the lot just south of the Bark Park. (Thank you Shirley Humburg & Brett Dickson)

West Jefferson
* Prairie Oaks. Open dog area swimming allowed in designated area. Darby Bend Lakes, the new water recreational area, features 3 beautiful lakes. Visitors can enjoy trails, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and picnicking. There is even a dog-swimming area for your pet. Location: 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road. Directions: To Darby Bend Lakes (2755 Amity Road, Hilliard): From I-270, take I-70 west to the West Jefferson / Plain City exit, turn right onto Plain City-Georgesville Road / State Route 142. Go about 2.25 miles to Lucas Road (passing the main park entrance) and turn right. Go across Big Darby Creek and turn right at the stop sign onto Amity Road. Entrance is about 0.5 miles on right. (Thank you Morgan Tanner)
* Prairie Oaks Metro park. Off leash swimming dog area. West Jefferson/ Columbus area. Also has dog pet trail. Location: 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road
West Jefferson, OH 43162. Directions: From I270, take i70 west to plain city- Georgesville road/ SR 142 exit and go north about 2.25 miles to Lucas Road ( passing the main park entrance) and turn right. Go across Big darby Creek and turn right at the stop sign onto Amity Road. entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right. (Thank you Mike Kentner)



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  • Great information on the parks!
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