Dog Field Trials and Dog Training Areas
Ohio Division of Wildlife
For additional information - website
| January 4, 2014
Dog Walk - Cleveland Metroparks
Saturday, January 4 ∙ 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best canine pal to the park for some exercise and socialization. Hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation. All dogs must be leashed. North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village.
For more information, call 440-473-3370.
| January 18, 2014
K-9 Kapers, River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Rd, Wadsworth, 10am, all ages welcome, bring a towel for muddy feet and a water bowl, non-retractrable leash, www.medinacountyparks.com.
| January 25, 2014
Frosty Paws Dog Walk- Cleveland Metroparks
Saturday, January 25 ∙ 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Nature Center
Grab your best friend and his or her leash for a frolic in the snow. Trails could be fairly snowy, so make sure you and your pooch are prepared and dressed warmly. Brecksville Nature Center is located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville. For more information, call 440-526-1012.
| February 9, 2014
K-9 Kapers, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Rd, Medina, 3pm, eight-foot leash (non-retractable), bring towel for muddy feet and water bowl, www.medinacountyparks.com.
May 17, 2014
Malabark in the Park
Malabar Farm State Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Individual Price: Free
Many fun filled doggie activities, demonstrations, competitions, and displays.
Pooch Parade for all breeds, featuring Bromfield's beloved boxers.
Food available and vendors selling dog products.
Fee charged for some activities
Call 419-892-2929 or Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
| June 7-8, 2014
Working Dog Weekend
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
June 7 & 8, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm
Join us as canines of all shapes and sizes demonstrate the many ways they have assisted and entertained humans throughout the years. See demonstrations by Buckeye DockDogs, police canine units, the Horse & Hound challenge and much more. Once you've seen the skill with which these canines work and play, kids (of all ages) can try their "paw" at guiding the blind or Flyball, Frisbee and agility. Hey kids! Bring your favorite stuffed toy dog and march with it in the toy dog "parade of breeds". Take your favorite toy pooch to the "Working Dog Weekend Pet Hospital" for a check up. All kids may create a dog toy to take home. Meet the breeds, talk to handlers and trainers plus discover the many sports and activities you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2 and Farmpark Members, Free
For more info website
Akron Dog Park
499 Memorial Parkway, Akron, OH 44310
For more information
Alum Creek Dog Park
Delaware, OH - is 4-acre free public dog park at the Alum Creek
State Park. It includes fully fenced areas for small & large dogs and a
dog beach at the lake. All areas have shade trees and benches. Drinking
water is provided seasonally. Alum Creek State Park, 3992
Hollenback Rd, Lewis Center - 740-548-4631. For additional info: www.alumcreekdogpark.com.
Avon Lake Park 4 Paws
Weiss Park, 33401 Weber Road, Avon Lake
Brunswick Dog Park
Cross Creek Road
Chagrin Falls Dog Park
Approx. one mile outside Chagrin Falls on Chagrin Rd, just a little past
Chagrin Pet and Garden Store.
Cleveland's Tremont/Clark Field Dog Park
The dog park is located in South Tremont at Clark Field. The park offers a fountain just at the right height for your pup.
Eastlake Dog Park
Lakeshore Blvd., slightly east of Route 91
(Hankins/17th St. NE)
City of Massillon Parks and Recreation
Keyser Dog Park, Off Leash Area
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Lakewood Dog Park
About two acres small gravel and grassy area, water fountain, "poop" bags and responsible owners. Location: Lakewood Wastewater Treatment Plan off of Detroit Road in the Metroparks. Directions: I 90 to McKinley exit. N to Detroit Road. L to "Boat Ramp" and Metroparks entrance (about 1 mile).
Medina Dog Park
Directions: From the town square travel north on Court Street. At the intersection of Court and Homestead streets (stoplight there...also a landmark is the Red Cross building) turn right onto Homestead. Follow Homestead until you come to a city park entrance on your left hand side. There is a sign that reads "Medina Dog Park". Please read and follow the rules as posted. Amenities: The 13,000 s.f. dog park has a double gated entry way, benches throughout the park, fully grass with trees for shade, bags and garbage cans for dog waste. The official hours of the dog park are from "Dawn to Dusk". The surrounding Memorial Park includes a City Pool, Large wooden playground "JUMP", and pavilion area for picnicking.
Mentor Dog Park
The Mentor Dog park is located Route 615 from Route 2, then go left on
Tyler and then right on Hopkins.
MetroBark Park - Osborn MetroPark in Huron Township
The area is already a favorite for many dog owners that walk the park year round. Benches, water fountains, waste stations, shade trees and a covered shelter are located within the park. A separate area for small, older or less active dogs is also available. Access will be through a secure, double-gated entry. A bulletin board at the entrance will post announcements, rules and other information. Dogs need to run and socialize with other dogs to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Dog owners are required to stay in the dog park at all times while their dog is utilizing the dog park.
Mill Creek Metroparks - MetroMutts
For more information: website
Mosquito Lake State Park - Dog Park
(Official open 7/17/09)
1439 State Route 305, Cortland, OH 44410-9303
Park Office 330-637-2856
For additional general park information: www.dnr.state.oh.us
For dog park info: http://ow.ly/h84n
Peppy Paw Pooch Park, Ashland
For more information: website
South Euclid Dog Park
Located at Quarry Park. Corner of S. Belvoir and Monticello
Stow's Bow Wow Beach
5027 Stow Road, Stow, Ohio
Hours: dawn till dusk - There is no cost.
What a blast! Bow Wow Beach offers a 7 1/2 acre fenced in dog park
surrounding a 5 acre lake. There are both beaches and grassy areas,
sunny spots and shade, as well as a small dog section for the wee
pooches. Pet waste stations are located throughout. There are a
set of gates to get into the park thus preventing any pets leaving the
area. There is a wash basin and hose located at the
entrance/exit for rinsing your pet off.
Twinsburg Dog Park
It is 3/4 acre with a double gated 5ft fence.
Location: Liberty Road. Directions: It is located off Liberty Road near the new baseball and soccer fields.
Western Reserve Greenway
The Western Reserve Greenway is a 43-mile, mostly rural rail-trail that
cuts a north-south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. The greenway's
start is only a few miles from Lake Erie, and a planned extension will
bring it right to the shoreline. For now you can start at Herzog Rotary
Park, where signs detail the importance of northeast Ohio in the
Underground Railroad. For more info http://www.traillink.com/trail/western-reserve-greenway.aspx
|DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY OR VISIT
|Ashland County Park District
Audubon Wetlands Preserve
Dogs permitted under full supervision.
1763 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, OH 44805
|Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dogs are allowed on all trails in the park. They are required to be on a
leash that must be 6 feet or less at all times. The “verbal leash” is not
|Geneva State Park
4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Dogs are welcome at
The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking
trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to
explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a
leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Myrtle S. Holden
Wildflower Garden is a dog-free zone.
Mutt Mitts are available at the gatehouse entrance, the information desk at
the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center and at several locations on the grounds
for your convenience. Please clean up after your pet.
Ohio State Parks
Camping - Pets are allowed in all 57 of our
campgrounds in designated areas or sites, maximum 2 pets per site. Pets must
be on a leash at all times. Parks do not provide horses for equestrian
Cottages - Pets are welcome at select cottages at the following state
parks: Burr Oak, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Hueston Woods, Lake Hope, Maumee Bay,
Pike Lake, Punderson, Pymatuning, Salt Fork, and Shawnee.
Resort Lodges - The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers a number of
Pets are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming
beaches, and must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches.
For additional info click here
|Portage Lake State Park
Portage Lakes State Park Campground
5031 Manchester Road
The campground at this state park offers 74 sites with no electric
hookups. Up to two dogs per pet campsite are allowed and they must be
leashed and cleaned up after.
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