Sun’s out, tongues out! Now that we’re experiencing some true spring weather, it’s time for you and your pooch to get out and enjoy the warmer temps. Change out those dreaded, slush-filled walks with a nice, sunny trip to any or all of these 10 friendly dog parks around central Ohio.
Tail Wags Playground |11010 W 5th Ave, Columbus
Get the best of both worlds at this dog park/lounge. A godsend for you busybees, this playground has a work lounge so you can be productive while your pup plays! The lounge offers coffee and tea, so you can real
Godown Park |6099 Godown Rd, Columbus
This fully-fenced park has options, with a one acre space for small dogs and a 4.5-acre space for larger ones. There’s also a dog rinsing station as well as a water fountain so no pups go thirsty!
Metro City Doggie | 717 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus
Take your dog to these sitters and they’ll never want to leave. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, your pup will get great exercise and socialize with all the other pups.
Brooksedge Park Bark Park | 708 Park Meadow Rd, Westerville
This Westerville favorite comes prepared with three different sections for dogs of varying sizes, as well as climbing toys and tennis balls to keep your pup entertained. There are also water bowls and fountains, and doggie bags, so all you need to bring is yourself and your friends!
Pizzurro Park | 940 Pizzurro Park Rd, Gahanna
Make it a family day at this park, which offers pet play areas as well as picnic benches, a basketball court, and playground.
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Wheeler Memorial Park | 725 Thurber Dr W, Columbus
This grassy space gives plenty of room to run around and offers amenities like doggie bags, water, and plenty of seating. This park is set to open for the season on May 9th.
Heritage Trail Dog Park | 7262 Hayden Run Rd, Hilliard
Teach your dog some tricks at this park that offers hoop jumps, sprinklers, and a 7 mile trail. There’s also a 4-acre fenced play area where you can ditch your leash and let your doggies run.
Walnut Woods Park | 6716 Lithopolis Rd, Groveport
With open space and beautiful scenery, this park will be a favorite for both you and your pup. There’s a large pond inside the pet play area, so your dog will be swimming in heaven. It’s a bit of a drive but definitely worth it!
Spindler Road Dog Park | 2121 Spindler Rd, Hilliard
Play fetch at this spacious park, which has plenty of open space for you and your dog. There’s a trail if you’re looking to take a stroll, but make sure to bring your leash if your pup accompanies you.
Frank Fetch Park | 228 E Beck St, Columbus
More of a dog-friendly park than a dog park, the scenery is guaranteed to make you fall in love. This German Village Garden has beautiful flower baskets and brick walkways so you can have a tranquil stroll with your pets.