Dig into the 12 Best Dog Parks in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati area has 13 dog parks to enjoy with your pup – many with separate areas for small and large dogs, dog drinking fountains, and benches for owners to sit on while the dogs run free. We’re sure your dog will need a nice long nap after visiting one of these off-leash Cincinnati spots!

We are all looking forward to some time outdoors – and dogs are no exception! Dog parks are the perfect spot to take your furry friends to stretch their legs. Use our list to pick out the perfect dog park near you!

Here’s our list of dog parks in the Cincinnati, Ohio area:

1230 Elm Street, 45202

Located in the heart of OTR, the Dog Park at Washington Park is a favorite spot for dogs (and their humans) to let loose downtown. A water creek, dog water fountain, and large granite boulders give dogs plenty to do while their owners can relax close by on one the Dog Park’s benches. And it’s a great spot to go to after a rain as there’s lots of turf.

The Porch at Washington Park is located right next to the dog park, so be sure to bring a few bucks to enjoy a local Cincinnati beer (ages 21+) for before/after your dog gets its turn to play. Kids can also come along to play at Washington Park’s Interactive Water Park and the Children’s Playground.

Washington Park Dog Park website

lots of grass in a fenced dog play area

5057 Wooster Pike, 45226

Your four-legged friend will love this 10-acre dog park on the East Side. Separate play areas are available for large breeds and small breeds. The park also features a canine shower, dog drinking fountains, shade trees, and benches. And it’s a great place for a walk too!

If your dog loves the water, you’re very close to the Little Miami when you’re at this park. Look for the signs the canoe and kayak access to find the easy way in.

Otto Armleder Dog Park website

lots of green grass within the dog park at Summit Park

4335 Glendale Milford Road, 45242

Summit Park has lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, and now dogs can join in the fun! The fenced-in dog park can be found on the west side of the park (close to where the airplane runway used to be).

While you’re there, take a walk around Summit Park‘s walking trails, let the kids stop to play at 2 playgrounds and the water area, visit the Observation Tower, or grab a bite to eat at one of the park’s restaurants.

Summit Park Dog Park website

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Lots of people and dogs at the dog park
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8715 Hamilton-Cleves Road, 45002

One of the largest in the area, this park offers 11 acres of off-leash room to roam for dogs of all sizes. Four separate fields offer plenty of space for dogs to play, including dog agility equipment and play zones.

Simmonds Family Dog Park website

6701 Kellogg Avenue, 45230

Dogs will love running around this 4-acre dog park in Anderson, complete with a frost-free dog drinking fountain and an ArtWorks mural for dog owners to enjoy.

Dogs must have a current permit to enter the dog field. More info on that here.

Kellogg Park Dog Field website

fenced in play area for dogs at Wiggly Field Dog Park
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7850 VOA Park Drive, 45069

Bring your four-legged friend along to VOA Park, a fenced-in dog park with two separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. This large park has three areas for different sized dogs. Dog owners can relax on benches and in shade structures while they watch their pups run and play (and get all their energy out!).

Wiggly Field Dog Park website

5081 Madison Road, 45227

This membership-only dog park is three acres of fun for dogs of all sizes with walking paths, plenty of room to run, and drinking fountains for dogs (and owners!). Separate fenced areas are available for small and large dogs.

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa website

630 Eggleston Avenue, 45202

Fido Field is a volunteer-managed off-leash dog park located on the east side of downtown Cincinnati. Small dog (<22 pounds) and large dog play areas are available.

Fido Field website

3006 Westwood Northern Blvd. Cincinnati Ohio 45211

This hidden gem of a dog park is located within Mt. Airy Forest. It’s a wide open space with lots of room to roam. There’s a small dog area and a large dog area. The are includes shaded picnic tables, an agility course, water station, and bathrooms for the humans (likely to close in the winter).

Take some time to explore Mt. Airy Forest while you’re there. Don’t miss the treehouse!

Mt. Airy Forest’s website

4686 Old Irwin Simpson Road, 45040

Located in Mason, this is within the 10-acre Schappacher Park and offers 38,000+ square feet of room for dogs to run. This one is not huge but it’s plenty big enough for your dog to stretch his/her legs. It’s mostly mulch and bark and includes a few benches and a picnic table for the accompanying humans.

Schappacher Park website

dog park and parking lot near the highway in Kentucky
photo credit: Newport Dog Park’s Facebook page & Aerial Impressions Imagery Solutions

901 E. 6th St. Newport KY (behind the Newport Library)

Perhaps one of the newest dog parks in the area, this urban dog park recently moved to its new home. They do have a small dog area that smaller pickets to help keep those little ones contained.

Newport Dog Park website

20 New London Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

This spot is located at the back of Veterans Park in Hamilton. Take the driveway to the top of the hill, pass the playground, and the Bark Park will be in front of you. There’s not a ton of information available online for this one, but we thought it was still worth mentioning for those who live in the Hamilton area.

Bark Park website

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!