PET PARKS are a fun way to exercise and socialize your dog. Before venturing to the park, make sure your dog is current on vaccinations as well as their prevention (heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks). It is important to keep your pet protected while having fun. If you are unsure if your dog is fully protected, contact us so that we can help. Other important ways to stay safe:
- Bring drinking water and a bowl for your dog
- Bring a leash
- Read up on heatstroke and learn how to prevent it
- Refresh yourself on dog body language
Off-Leash Dog Park. NOT fenced, handicap access, parking, restrooms, water and trashcans. Hours: dawn to dusk.
DOG PARK AT RIVERFRONT PARK
The Off-Leash Dog Park in Riverfront Park was developed in response to public requests for additional off-leash areas in the City’s park system. It is below the Clinton Lake Dam in west Lawrence.
The Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area is a great spot for your canine to enjoy! It is a 30-acre area with a fenced open space and a small pond.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas
Off Leash Dog Area (Stoll Park)
The seven acre off leash dog area is located near the center of Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park. The dog park has ample running space for dogs of all sizes. Dogs and dog owners must adhere to the Code of Conduct found on the county website.
SHAWNEE MISSION, Kansas
Shawnee Mission Park
A special dog area allows about a 1/2 mile walk to a lake.
Hill’s Bark Park
Off Leash, with separate areas for small and larger dogs. Separate small and large dog parks, water fountains, small agility course, bags provide for cleaning up dog waste, toys, benches for the humans–rules posted near entrance, obvious things, control your dogs, clean up after them/yourself, etc. Location: In Gage Park, just off 10th street. Directions: In Gage Park, near the baseball diamonds. Turn in from 10th street, turn left, first right turn. For more information:
KANSAS CITY Parks
Penn Valley Dog Park
The metro’s only urban dog park is situated between midtown and downtown, at Pershing and Main in Penn Valley Park and is open seven days a week from dusk until dawn. The fenced off area offers water fountains for dogs and their owners.
Swope Park Off Leash Dog Park
The dog park sits on five acres, divided into two areas–one for smaller and one for larger dogs. Pups under 30 pounds (or elderly or handicapped dogs) have one-acre fenced off while big dogs have four full acres. Both areas have dog/people water fountains.
Waggin Trail Dog Park
Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (or sunset) whichever comes first. Small Dog Area: .98 Acres
Large Dog Area: 2.68 Acres. Park features a walking trail, agility course, benches, two ADA water fountains and a three tunnel runs.
Kill Creek Streamway Off Leash Dog Park
Half mile of off leash trails next to Kill Creek Streamway entrance. Smaller off leash park with a stream and half a mile of mowed trails. Tall grass in the main area off the trail. Some trees and a nice bridge over the stream. Right next to the Kill Creek Streamway entrance. See their code of rules:
Buck Fund Dog Park
Off leash park, agility equipment & more. Fenced – large dog/small dog areas. Off leash dog park. Agility courses. Dog bowl water fountain. Picnic tables. Mutt mitts provided.
Wayside Waifs Humane Society
This 5-acre, completely fenced, off-leash dog park is located at Wayside Waifs Humane Society in Grandview, Missouri. A daily membership fee of $2 helps support the maintenance of this park. Fully lighted and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Has separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, also has time out kennels for dogs who become overly excited or exhausted. Has water, poop bags, benches, a shelter. There is an entrance fee.