Thompson Dog Park in Amarillo, Texas was such a wonderful surprise! The overall Thompson park was very large with various activities and the dog park was located on a swimming pond. Now Max hates water but I enjoyed watching othere dogs play in the water. Thompson Dog Park is also very large with great trees for shade. We were sorry that this was only a pit stop on the road as we could have stayed for hours here. Highly recommend this park!
Paws OK Dog Park in Oklahoma City, OK is a great dog park. Max and I were relieved to find a good dog park after the previous day’s disappointment at Midtown Mutts Dog Park. This park is located within a neighborhood park and does not have locked out hours which was great for us as we were there just as dawn was breaking! Paws OK Dog Park had plenty of room to run and Max also tried some of the agility equipment too! We would recommend this dog park.
Midtown Mutts Dog Park in Oklahoma City, OK is a small fenced dog park near downtown Oklahoma City. Max and I were frankly disappointed by its size and attendance (there was only one other dog there). Also as we were coming off the road, the lack of restrooms made for a very short visit. Midtown Mutts Dog Park does not have any nearby amentities while it is probably a great space for nearby residents; I would not recommend this dog park to others.
Big Walnut Dog Park in Columbus, OH is a great sized dog aprk with both large and small dog park areas. The dog park is enclosed within the larger Big Walnut Park and is situated right next to a good sized pond. The geese from the pond migrated into the fenced dog park. Max had a blast chasing the geese all throughout the dog park. The dog park totals 3 acres in size and has two double gated entrances. When Max and I visited we were the only visitors but loved the space and shade here! Highly recommend trying this dog park out.
Violet Township Dog Park in Pickerington, OH is a very good sized dog park with both large and small dog areas. Max loved all the open space to run around which he so desperately needed after 3 hours at a book signing event nearby. The dog park tends to be slightly flooded afer heavy rains so be careful and wear appropriate footwear. There is not much shade at this park so be warned during the hot summer months. All in all a good dog park to visit. There was a nice group of local dog to play with as well!
Brooksedge Bark Park in Westerville, OH is a good size dog park with both small and large dog areas. There are actually four areas in total which they rotated in order to keep the grass in good shape. This is a popular dog park and when we visited there were many dogs for Max to play with. Brooksedge Bark Park is conveniently located to both I-71 and I-270 and made a great pit stop on our travels throughout Columbus.
Skyline Dog Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a good sized dog park within the city limits. Max and I actually visited here twice: once in the evening and once the following morning. Skyline has a great evening dog crowd. This dog park was a decent size although it is not attached to a larger park and there are no restrooms nearby. The gates are not locked which was great as we came back the next morning just as the sun was rising. There are no lights so bring a flashlight if the sun isn’t quite up. There were also beautiful views of the foothills from the park and was close to the interstate for a quick back on the road entry. All in all a good dog park to visit!
Thorpe Bark Park in Flagstaff, Arizona is a 1.5 acre dog park located within the larger Thorpe Park which has a playground, hiking trails, ball field, etc. Max and I stopped here on our way to New Mexico. It was the first time Max had ever seen snow (and he was not impressed)! We loved the dense pine trees and mountain landscape. It was too bad that we were just passing through because we would have loved to explore the hiking trails (and squirrels). The dogs and their people were super friendly with great suggestions on places to stop and see. Dog park is used year around so if your dog likes snow – stop and check this bark park out.
Petsmart Dog Park in Phoeniz, Arizona is a 2.65 acre dog park located within Washington Park. Washington Park has playground, restrooms, walking paths, baseball fields, etc. Max and I were happy to find this dog park as we had a longer stop in Phoenix than any other time on our trip; therefore, we visited Petsmart Dog park twice: evening and morning. We loved how large the park was and the fact that it had lights was key to our early morning visit! Plenty of friendly dogs (and people) to play with and a nice stroll around the larger park was a nice way of getting some extra energy out (for both Max and myself). Park is probably due for some maintenance after a long wet winter but overall the dog park was in good shape!
Yuma Dog Park is a 3.5 acre park in Yuma, Arizona. Max and I stopped here as a pit stop on our road trip. We loved how large this dog park was and that there was a walking path around the entire park. Perfect for stretching your legs! Grass, trees for shade and agility equipment made Yuma dog park an excellent stop. The only downside was that there were no restrooms nearby. This dog park is beautifully maintained and the dogs we met were very friendly! Highly recommend Yuma Dog Park!