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!
Ontario Dog Park is a good size dog park located close to downtown Ontario. There are no facilities close by and it is not part of a larger neighborhood park. The best part about this dog park was the beautiful
trees which provided shade for the dogs. There were not very many dogs at this park even on a Saturday morning; however, we were grateful for a nice spot to stretch out legs.
Murietta Dog Park is located within a local neighborhood park close to the 215 highway. Max stopped here on his way to Victorville for a potty break. This dog park was surprisingly large for both the large and small dog sections. As it was a very hot day, Max appreciated the shade provided by the trees. We also liked the fact that there was some agility equipment to play with, although Max has not yet mastered going through the hoop. We will keep working on it! As we are often headed this way on his book signing tour, Murietta dog park is now on our list of places to stop for potty breaks!
Wells Dog Park is located within the Wells Park area in El Cajon. Max stopped here while in the area and was so surprised at how large this dog park was! Both the large and the small dog areas were much bigger than he expected. In addition, there was a large agility area filled with fun equipment to play on. Max has mastered many of these obstacles. The Wells Dog Park had plenty of trees and pavilions for shade which is important in East County (so hot out here!). He loved that there is both grass and dirt areas and even some small hills to run up and down. We wish that the Wells Dog Park was closer to home so we could visit more often. Well worth the trip!