Hooray—spring is here! We’re betting that not only are you relieved to be done scraping snow off your windshield, but that your dog is also happy to see the end of winter. No doubt, your pup has been chomping at the bit to spend more time outside. Fortunately, Pet Palace has the 411 on local-area dog parks that your little (or big) pup is sure to go bark-raving mad for!
6099 Godown Road, Columbus
With the highest rating on Yelp, Godown Dog Park is the crème de la crème of local dog parks. For one thing, the space is attractive with plenty of trees and hills to give it an appealing look. Also, it offers a large and small dog play area that is separated by dog weight (25 pounds). Other great features include a dog fountain, clean-up bags, and a rinse-off area so you can ride home with a clean canine. Last but not least, parking is plentiful. We give it 2 paws up!
5000 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus
Want to go off-leash with your dog? This is the spot for you. Big Walnut Dog Park has 3 enclosed acres where your pooch can run free. It also features large and small dog areas, late night access (the park is well-lit and open until 11PM) and a pond. Your pup will love the chance to go for a doggie dip! Located to the east, this is a great place to visit if you reside in Eastern Columbus or the surrounding areas.
725 Thurber Dr. W., Columbus
For urbanites, we offer Wheeler Dog Park, a haven for those close to downtown. With 1.5 enclosed acres for roaming, there’s lots of space for your dog to run off his or her energy. And if mom or dad gets tuckered out, there are benches and tables for you to rest at. This off-leash park also offers paths, hills, and trees, making it an attractive area to visit. With a water pump and courtesy clean-up bags, this park is a comfortable setting for you and your canine BFF to enjoy during the spring and summer seasons.
If your pooch is ready to play after being cooped up all winter, check out one (or all) of the aforementioned Columbus dog parks. Bring a ball and some treats and expect your dog to find it a bark-worthy adventure!