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Columbus Dog Parks We know how much dogs love to go to the park! These five parks (listed below) have off-the-leash areas where your furry friend can really enjoy themselves. You can help develop a dogs' positive behavior by letting them socialize, and perhaps you may even make a friend of your own.

Special Notice Although the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department does not require vaccination or medical records for the dogs in our parks, for most communicable viral dog diseases such as Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), prevention through vaccination is strongly recommended.

For more information regarding canine influenza, visit www.doginfluenza.com

Big Walnut Dog Park 5000 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43227
Hours: 7:00am to 11:00pm (Daily)
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Features: The Big Walnut dog 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. The dog park does not have water access. Rules are posted. Visitors are asked to remove all items they brought. (Examples: water bowls, dog toys, etc.)

Godown Dog Park 6099 Godown Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
Hours: 8:00am to 11:00pm (Daily)
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This Godown dog park is operated by the City of Worthington. (Though the City of Columbus does own the park property.) 

Spindler Dog Park 2121 Spindler Rd.
Hilliard, OH 43026
Hours: 7:00am to 11:00pm (Daily)
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Features: The Spindler Road dog 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.)

Three Creeks Dog Park 2748 Spangler Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
Hours: 8:00am to Dusk (Daily)
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Features: The Three Creeks (Sycamore) dog 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.)

Wheeler Dog Park 725 Thurber Drive West
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: 7:00am to 11:00pm (Daily)
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Features: The Wheeler dog park contains a side for small dogs and one for large dogs. This dog park has two sides and are rotated on a monthly basis. This is performed to allow one side to always be in the recovery stage (turf conditions). The dog park has been closed during the winter months to help with turf related issues. The dog park has no designated parking. People walk to the dog park or park on the street/curb if a spot can be found. Picnic tables, benches 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.)

Dog Park Rules Handlers are responsible for any injuries caused by any dog they bring to the park. Users of this park do so at their own risk. Neither the City of Columbus nor the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department shall be liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog in the Dog Park.

Handlers must immediately pick up and properly dispose of dog waste and must fill in any holes dug by your dog(s).
 
No pets other than dogs are permitted in the Dog Park. 

Handlers must have proper license and vaccination tags while in the park.

Remove chokers and spiked collars while in the gate area. 

Do not bring dogs that are aggressive, sick or in heat.

Dogs must be at least 4 months old. 

Handlers must leash and remove their dog(s) at the first sign of aggressive behavior.

Handlers must remain in park with leash at all times. 

Handlers may not bring more than 2 dogs. 

Handlers must have their dogs under "Direct Control" at all times. 

Handlers may use only bite-sized treats in the Dog Park. 

Handlers must be 18 years old. Children under 13 are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult. 

All Columbus Recreation and Parks rules and Columbus City Codes are enforced. Columbus Police (614) 645-4545. Emergency 911. Call 311 with any concerns about the Dog Park.

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