GRAND BLANC (near Flint)
READ MORE: “Group of dog lovers looking to form Genesee County’s first dog park in Grand Blanc Township,” MLive.com (June 8, 2010).
READ MORE: “Shelby Township officials consider dog park modeled after local facilities,” Macomb Daily (April 19, 2011).
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What is a dog park?
Why have a dog park?
Olson Park & Swift Run
Purchase dog permits/tags in the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office for these off-leash dog play areas. For more info or to download maps see the City of Ann Arbor’s WEBSITE or call the Ann Arbor Parks Department at 734-994-2780.
Paw Run Recreation Area
Located in Webster Township on North Territorial Road approximately four miles west of US-23 and 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor. 18 fenced acres, a pond and an agility yard, a secure double-gated entry system, off-street parking, seating for humans and available water for humans and dogs. For more info call 734-332-9541.
Lincoln Hills Golf Course
Dog park open daily, dawn to dusk. As of March 21, 2011, city is seeking bids for a key fob system. Dog owners must apply for use of the park. Annual fees will be $50 for residents and $200 for nonresidents. Capacity is limited to 10 dogs at at time. Park is located at the southeast corner of Lincoln Hills Golf Course. For more info and official rules visit the city’s WEBSITE or call 248-530-1800.
READ MORE: “Dog park opens with rain, happy pooches,” Birmingham Patch (November 30, 2010).
Located in Cherry Hill Village at Preservation Park. Offers 5 fenced-in acres. Registration and fees required.For
more info call 734-394-5310 or see the WEBSITE.
Located at 40700 Romeo Plank Road at the Clinton Township Civic Center
(behind the Senior Center). Park passes available for a nominal fee at the Parks & Recreation Office. Call 586-286-9336 weekdays
for more info.
Balduck Park SEE MAP
“Unofficial” dog park located on Chandler Park Drive. Exit I-94 at Moross, go east to Chandler Park Drive, turn right and look for park a few blocks down on the right. Hours: dawn to dusk. Groups of dog lovers usually gather between 4-6pm. Has enclosed wooded trail, large field, lots of trees.READ MORE: “Dog owners point their pointers (and terriers, spaniels and hounds) to Detroit’s Balduck Park,” Grosse Pointe Today (April 28, 2009).
|GROSSE POINTE SHORES
Located within the city’s park at Vernier and Lake Shore Drive, next to the soccer fields. Dog park is very small and is for residents only. There is a fee to enter the city park.For more info call the Parks & Recreation Office at 313-884-2305.
|GROSSE POINTE WOODS
Located between Milk River and the Ford Estate inside the city’s Lake Front Park. Residents only. Apply for an annual Dog Park Pass at the office of Lake Front Park.
For more info call 313-343-2470 or 313-343-2408.
E-Z Dog Park and Training
230 Norlynn Drive (near Brighton)
Open 8am to 9pm daily
Park setting, 8 fenced-in acres with 3 separate park areas. Benches,
tables, pooper scoopers, parking, full agility course, drinking water source, pond for swimming with waterfall. Monthly
fee, privately owned. Dog obedience training and boarding available.For
more info call 810-599-6669 or see the WEBSITE.
Orion Oaks Bark Park
On Joslyn Road, south of Clarkston Road
Park at the north Joslyn Road entrance and follow the signs. Features
14 fenced-in acres, benches, tables, water, handicap access, poopbags,
trees, parking, restrooms, trash cans.
|Portion of Lake Sixteen reserved for canine swimmers, wooded trails and fields. Soon to open a separate area for small dogs and larger parking lot in new area. Park pass required.For more info call 248-858-0906 or see Oakland County’s WEBSITE.|
Howard & Erna Soldan Dog Park
Dog park is located on more than 17 acres at Scott Woods. Access is gained by parking at
the rear (north end) of the Hawk Island Parking Lot,
1601 E. Cavanaugh in Lansing. There is a small charge to park your car but the dog park is free. For more info see the WEBSITE.
Lyon Oaks County Park Dog Park
Pontiac Trail, between Wixom and Old Plank Roads
Thirteen acres with similar amenities to Orion Oaks, except that
there is no swimming access. Park pass required.
For more info call
Located at 31353 Dequindre Road just north of 13 Mile, adjacent to the Red Oaks Waterpark. Features 5.2-acres of fenced enclosures for dogs to play off-leash. Daily pass or annual permit required.For more info call 248-585-6990 or see Oakland County’s WEBSITE.
Behnke Memorial Dog Park
300 N. Groesbeck Highway
Open 7am – 11pm
Fenced-in, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking,
lights, water, trash, shelter. Free. First public dog park to open in the Detroit
area in 1999.
For more info see the City of Mount Clemens’ WEBSITE.
Dog park is available for Northville residents in the downtown area.
Arise Church Community Dog Park
11211 Dexter Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169
Hours: Mon-Sat Dawn to Dusk, Sunday Noon-Dusk
Just like God’s love, our park is totally free to the public. Our greatest hope for the park is for dog owners to meet other dog owners and make friends. Our park is nearly 2 acres, fenced, double entry gate, water bowl, benches. Not a lot of shade yet, we are hoping to add shade/structure as the park develops. Located on Dexter Pinckney Road about 2.5 miles south of M-36, just south of the Pinckney High school, just past Darwin Road. Look for the Arise Church sign, turn in the driveway and follow the dog park signs.
For more info see the Arise Church WEBSITE.
For more info call 248-541-2900.
For more info see the WEBSITE.
more info call Saline Parks & Recreation at 734-429-3502. Also
see this WEBSITE.
|ST. CLAIR SHORES
Statler-Maloof Dog Park (formerly Brys Park)
Dog park located on the SE corner of Brys Park at Brys and Harper and recently enlarged to 1.3 acres. Participants must buy electronic key fob to access. Annual pass costs $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. For more info call 586-445-5350.
For more info see the city’s WEBSITE.
Park will be temporarily closed May 2-27 to allow grass to grow. Register for a new membership card: DOWNLOAD FORM (PDF)
Park is secured with a passcard system. For more info see Wayne
|Western Michigan Dog Parks|
|Grand Rapids, MI
Pet Supplies Plus Off-leash Dog Area
Located at Hillcrest Park on the NE side of Grand Rapids, at the intersection of Lyon and Benjamin NE (upper portion of Fuller Park). There is parking available at Hillcrest as well as plenty of street parking, or you can park your car at Fuller Park and walk to Hillcrest. Mapquest.
|Grand Rapids, MI
Shaggy Pines Dog Park
Requires membership (except on Sundays), but offers water, mud, dirt, trails, a clubhouse, benches, self-serve dog wash, and lots, lots more on this 20-acre dog park. Requires proof of vaccinations. Be sure to check the website for info before you go. Location: 3895 Cherry Lane SE. Directions: Take I-96E to Cascade Rd., go east to 36th St, turn L onto 36th, go east until you get to Cherry Lane, turn R, head south to Shaggy Pines (it’s pretty hard to miss).
Ottawa County Dog Park
Located on Ottawa Beach Road, on the Ottawa County Fair Grounds property. Double-gated entrance with both a large and small dog section. During the summer months there is running water for the dogs. Free to the public.
Cascades Humane Society – Paw Playground
Paw Playground open daily. Free to the public. Open daily dawn to dusk. 1.5 fenced-in acres. Location: 1515 Carmen Drive. Directions: off Elm Street, 2 blocks South of Interstate 94. We’re past the post office.
Meadow Run Park
For more info see the WEBSITE.
Fairmont Dog Park
Lowell Dog Park
The Animal Hospital of Lowell Dog Park is located at Stoney Lakeside Park on Bowes road in Lowell, Michigan. Two separate areas are available for large and small dogs. Open year round. Park in the main Stoney Lakeside Park lot. For more info call 616-868-6387.
Located at the end of W. Sherman Blvd. at the beach of Lake Michigan. The dog beach is located along the northern part of the park. Free.
Dog Star Ranch
48-acre facility, comprised of a renovated golf course, surrounded by naturally wooded areas. Also wooded walking trails, two ponds, separately fenced dog parks for all types, agility courses, a canine excavation area, grooming, and an interactive daycare program as well as a five-star boarding facility.
Tails & Trails Dog Park
Double-gate entrance. Trails also! There are trees, grass area, and sand areas in the run. Bags are usually supplied. Directions: exit 41 head east follow brown signs that say tails and trails…you do have to go onto dirt roads.
More than 2 acres, fenced-in. Water fountain. Separate area for small dogs. Located north of Kimble Field in Marquette Park, 1414 Nagel Ave. SW. Requires registration for a key fob at City Hall. Will need to show proof of dog vaccinations and licensing. An annual fee is $12 for city residents and $24 for nonresidents. For more info call 616-530-3164.
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