Best Columbus, Ohio Dog Parks

Are you looking for the perfect spot to take your Rover or Fido to play? Look no further! We’ve identified the top Columbus spots right here, so read on to learn why it’s important to take your dog to the park periodically, and where to go when you take him.

Why Should I Take My Dog to the Dog Park?

There are plenty of great reasons to take your dog to the park. For one thing, it’s an awesome way for your dog to burn off extra energy. In fact, consider a dog park visit a must if you have an energetic puppy.

A dog park also helps dogs get their exercise in. This can be especially challenging, particularly for apartment-bound pups, so we recommend visiting the park when you can. Your dog will love being able to run around, play chase, and socialize with other canines.

Finally, your dog loves, loves, LOVES these bonding sessions. By regularly playing with him at the park, you’re deepening your connection with “man’s best friend”—always a worthwhile endeavor.

Finally, did we mention that Columbus has some of the coolest dog parks around? It does! Keep reading to learn our favorites.

What Are the Best Dog Parks in Columbus, Ohio?

Here are our favorite parks:

Wheeler Memorial Dog Park

725 Thurber Drive W, Columbus

 You’ll love Wheeler Memorial Dog Park for its spacious 4+ acres, separate play areas for large & small dogs, and water pumps that are available from spring through fall. The park also features picnic tables and benches, in case your dog manages to tire you out!

Godown Park

6099 Godown Road, Columbus

Godown Park consists of a whopping 10 acres, so you and your dog will never get tired of exploring. For small dogs, there’s a one-acre play area, and larger dogs have been allotted a 4-1/2 acre area to romp in. Plus, this beautiful dog park contains benches, a dog water fountain, and attractive pathways winding through the park. Pet parents in particular will appreciate the paved parking lot!

 Scioto Audubon Park

400 W Whittier Street, Columbus

Consider Scioto Audubon Park not just a playground for your dog, but for you as well! This park offers nature trails, a climbing wall, volleyball courts, fishing, and more. But your dog will love it for the 2-1/2 acre dog park, separate play areas for large/small dogs, and its agility course. Open until 8pm from October to March, this dog park is not to be missed!

Do You Know of Any Great Dog Park Alternatives?

We sure do. Pet Palace Resort is the perfect place to help your dog socialize while getting his exercise in! For instance, if your dog doesn’t like being left home alone, we offer a fun dog day care that will keep him entertained while you’re at work.

And heck, if your dog’s more of the “royal” type, you can even bring him in for a spa day. We offer professional grooming or if your dog’s especially fancy, he can even get fully pampered with a massage!

To learn more about the full range of services we provide visit your local Pet Palace web page. We have seven locations to serve you throughout Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

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