It’s Day 130 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re treating man’s best friend to a great post – Wags Dog Park in Newtown.
You won’t believe this dog park… really! It is truly a doggy paradise! It is completely fenced in and has two large lake areas, a water feature where water squirts up from jets, lots of grass, and a large yard for running to your doggy heart’s content.
The place to be today was the water. They have two rather large “ponds”. I almost hate to call it that because these are not the kind of muddy pond you’ll encounter at a typical park. These spring fed ponds are maintained by a local company and are clean and well maintained. One lake even has a long dock extending into it for the dog that likes to get a running start (see video at the end for a demo).
They also have a squirting water feature. Jets randomly squirt up from the ground while the center is a continuous sprinkler. Over to the left you’ll see “Baron” whose ball went into the center and stopped. He circled and circled, trying to figure out how to get it without having to “get in”. Too cute!
As we walked to the back of the lake area, I noticed a jungle gym area… but this one is not for humans. This playground equipment is for four legged babies only!
The park also has a large field that is separately fenced if your pooch just needs to get some exercise.
There are plenty of chairs and a few picnic tables for the humans to enjoy. You do have to remain at the park with your dog. Lots of people were there enjoying this fine day with a book.
This is a private dog park. You can buy passes for one day ($15), in packages of 10,20,40,60 visits, or buy an annual pass. Your dog does need to pass a temperament test prior to entering the parkand must be up to date on vaccinations (see the Wags site for all the details).
And right next door they have the “WagOMat” – a self serve doggy wash. Located right behind the Shell car wash, this dog wash station is open year round. A six minute wash cycle costs $5 but if you buy your tokens on Wednesdays they’re “buy one, get one free”. You can stop by and purchase a number of tokens on a Wednesday and then use them later on…. making your dog wash just $2.50 each. And there’s a dry option within the settings if you need a dry pup.
You can use the dog wash without going to the dog park – it’s completely separate. They have two standard sized washing stations and one larger washing station. Everything you need to clean the dog up is included and is dispensed from the hoses. If you’re familiar with a self-serve car wash station, you’ll know what I mean when I say just switch the dial from soap to conditioner to flea treatment, etc.