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Top Dog Parks in Central Ohio

August 22, 2018

 

We know that exercise is important for our dogs, and one of the easiest ways to get enough is to visit a dog park. Dog parks give your dog a chance to run and play with other dogs, and it can be a fun way to meet other dog lovers in the community.

Here are some of the top dogs parks in the Central Ohio area:

 

Worthington: Godown Park

Godown park has a one-acre small dog area and a 4.5-acre large dog area. There is also a dog water fountain and benches.

 

Blacklick: Big Walnut Park

Big Walnut Park is a city-owned and operated park right at the corner of I-70 W and I-270 N. This large park has separate areas for small and large dogs, but does not have water access for dogs.

 

Lewis Center: Alum Creek Dog Park

This dog park is hugely supported by volunteers. There is both a large and small dog area, plus a dog beach on Alum Creek Lake. This is a great park for dogs that love to swim.

 

Brewery District (Downtown): Scioto Audubon Metro Park

This large, downtown park has a 2.5-acre dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, plus an agility course. There are also designated pet trails for you to take your dog on with a leash.

 

Victorian Village (Downtown): Wheeler Dog Park

This smaller dog park has 1.5 acres of enclosed land  for off-leash play. It also has a water pump, tables, and benches.

 

Westerville: Brooksedge Dog Park

Westerville’s dog park actually has three separate encloses areas. The three sections rotate: One for small dogs, one for large, and one reserved for regrowth. There are also fountains, climbing toys, and tennis balls available for play.

 

Gahanna: Pooch Playground

The Pooch Playground has 2 acres for your furry friend to play. There are separate areas for large and small dogs.

 

Delaware: Companion Club Dog Park

Companion Club Dog Park is the only membership-required park on this list. However, it has 11 full acres for you and your dog to explore and play. There is a pond and agility courses as well.

 

West Jefferson: Prairie Oaks Metro Park

This large park has many hiking trails that you and your dog can explore, on-leash. There is also a doggie beach with swimming.

 

Hilliard: Spindler Dog Park

Thiis park contains a side for small dogs and one for large dogs. Parking available (including spots for handicap visitors). Portable restroom, picnic tables, and a kiosk on-site. Park contains a drinking fountain. Rules are posted. Visitors are asked to remove all items they brought. (Examples: water bowls, dog toys, etc.)

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