Whether it’s giving dogs a chance to play off-leash or socialize with other dogs and exercise with their owners, dog parks offer several benefits to both owners and their canines.
The good news for Cincinnatians is that there are several great dog parks sprinkled throughout the city where you can take your pup to roam around off-leash. No matter where you live, you’re likely only a short drive away from one of these parks.
In this post, we share the 13 best dog parks in Cincinnati.
Map of Dog Parks
The map below shows the locations of every dog park mentioned in this post.
Otto Armleder Dog Park
Location: 5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226 (Linwood)
Located on the east side of the city, the Otto Armleder Dog Park is one of the most popular places in Cincinnati to let your dog roam around off-lease and socialize with other dogs. The park spans 10 acres and offers separate areas for large and small breeds, dog drinking fountains, a canine shower, along with plenty of shade trees and benches.
Washington Park Dog Park
Location: 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Over-the-Rhine)
Located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the Washington Park Dog Park is an enclosed 12,000 square foot area within Washington Park that offers a water creek for dogs to play in, large granite boulders, and a water fountain with fresh water for owners and a spout near the ground for dogs. Benches line the perimeter of the park so visitors can hang out and socialize with other owners as well. Check out the Washington Park website for more details on the park.
Location: 630 Eggleston Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
One of the more hidden dog parks in Cincinnati is Fido Field. Located just outside of the Central Business District near the Downtown area, this is a fenced-in, off-leash park managed and maintained completely by volunteers. The park offers play areas for both large and small breeds and there is plenty of free parking next to the park under 471 or on the surface lot on Eggleston Avenue. Currently the park doesn’t have a permanent water source, so be sure to bring your own when you visit.
Red Dog Park
Location: 5081 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227 (Madisonville)
One dog park in the Queen City that is members-only is Red Dog Park in Madisonville. Run by the Red Dog Resort and Spa, this park offers three acres of fenced grassy and wooded rolling grounds for dogs to roam around in. There are separate fenced areas for small and large breeds, along with play equipment scattered throughout the park. There are also drinking fountains available for both dogs and owners. For pricing, check out the Red Dog Pet Resort site.
Redbird Hollow Trail
Location: 6168 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243 (Indian Hill)
Another great place to take your dog outside is actually not a dog park, but rather a secluded nature trail called Redbird Hollow Trail. The trail is 3-mile out and back unpaved path that offers some nice views of rivers, creekbeds, forests, and dozens of plant species. It’s accesible through only one entrance at a bend in the road in the Indian Hill neighborhood. Since this is a trail, you will need to keep your dog on leash and bring your own water.
Location: 3810 Church St, Cincinnati, OH 45244 (Newtown)
Located on the east side of the city, WagsPark is Cincinnati’s largest private dog park. The park offers three acres of land where dogs can run around through grassy areas, splash around in the lake in the center of the park, and enjoy trying out different agility equipment. There’s also plenty of seating for owners and a massive big-screen TV that plays different shows and movies. Because this is a private dog park, you must pay for either daily admission or a yearly membership. Check out their rates on their site.
Summit Park Dog Park
Location: 4335 Glendale Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (Blue Ash)
Located in Blue Ash, Summit Park Dog Park is a well-maintained dog park that offers a large open fenced-in area for your dog to run around in off-leash. There are various benches located along the perimeter of the park so that owners can sit back and watch as their dogs play. They also have dog-height water fountains, which are perfect during the warmer summer months.
Kellogg Park Dog Field
Location: 6701 Kellogg Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230 (Anderson)
Located on the east side of the city along the Ohio River, Kellogg Park Dog Field is a fenced-in 4-acre area where dogs can roam free and exercise in a secure setting. The park also has a dog-height drinking fountain and a massive mural painted by ArtWorks artists. The park is open from dusk to dawn year-round, but requires a yearly permit for entrance. You can find prices for permits here.
Simmons Family Dog Park
Location: 8715 Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd, Cleves, OH 45002 (Miamitown)
One of the largest (and some would argue the best) dog parks in Cincinnati is Simmons Family Dog Park in Miamitown. Covering 11 acres, this park offers four separate fields where your dogs can run around, several pieces of dog agility equipment, and plenty of shade trees and benches that owners can enjoy while their dogs play.
Wiggly Field Dog Park
Location: 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (Mason)
Located in Mason, Wiggly Field Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park within the Voice of America MetroPark that offers two separate fenced areas for small and large breeds, several benches, and plenty of shaded structures and trees. There are water fountains and water bowls on site for the dogs as well. This is a popular spot to visit in the area, especially around lunch time and immediately after work in the early evenings.
Fort Thomas Dog Park
Location: 199 Mayfield Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 (Fort Thomas)
Located across the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky, Fort Thomas Dog Park is a dog park inside of the Highland Hills Park. With separate fenced-in areas for small and large breeds, the park offers grassy areas to run around in for the dogs along with a few trails. There’s a water fountain located on a hill outside the dog park, so you may want to bring your own water for convenience.
David J. Stricker Dog Park
Location: 1359 Clough Pike, Batavia, OH 45103 (Batavia)
Dedicated in memory of a local vet, David J. Stricker Dog Park is a one-acre off-leash dog park located in Batavia that offers one of the only places in the area where dogs can roam around off-leash. The park itself is fairly small, but if does offer fenced areas for both small and large breeds, along with several benches and shade trees where owners can relax while their dogs play.
Doris Day Dog Park
Location: 3006 Westwood Northern Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45211 (Mt. Airy)
Located in Mount Airy Forest, Doris Day Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park that offers two acres of land mostly covered in grass with patches of dirt and woodchips for your dog to run around in. The park also includes agility equipment for your dog to play on, including a tunnel and a ramp. There’s a water hose on the cement landing of the park that you can use as well in summer months to keep your pup hydrated.