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Beaver Falls

  • Brady's Run Park. Brand new- Just opened in spring! Still being added to. Separate run areas for large and small dogs. Large parking area. Location: In Brady's Run Park. Directions: Under the Rt. 60 bridges in Brady's Run Park. Between the horseshoe rings and the banquet hall at the end of the park. (Thank you Jennifer R. Gehring)

Bethlehem

  • Illicks Mills Dog Park. Bethlehem Dog Park! Dog Park in Bethlehem PA. The park is large and has both small and large dog areas. This is the fist and only dog park to date in the Lehigh Valley! The first one in the Lehigh Valley! Location: Behind Memorial Pool off of Illick's Mill road. Directions: The park is located off of Illick's Mill Road. You should look for signs for Memorial pool. Park in the memorial pool lot and the park is located behind the pool. You can get to Illick's Mill Road by exiting route 22 at Shoenersville road south. Illick's Mill road will be on your right in about 2 miles.Optional Directions: Illicks Mill Rd. Directions: Rt 22 East to 378/Schoenersville Rd. Exit. Schoenersville Rd. to Left on Illicks Mill Rd (at Baseball park). 1/2 mile to park on the right (directly across from Pennsylvania Playhouse) (parking in between community pool and Ice Skating rink. (Thank you Katherine Kober & Joanne Moore)

Cadds Ford

  • Bark Park at Pennsbury Park. Off leash area dedicated to canine fun! Separated areas for small dogs and big dogs. Bring water and please clean up after your dogs. Located in beautiful Pennsbury Township and Park. Walking and Running paths. Location: 701 Baltimore Pike. (Thank you Kendal Reynolds)

Chelterenham

  • Curtis Hall Dog Park. Separate areas for s/l dogs..clean, large dog area is very large!! People are friendly. you can bring your water. Enter on Washington ave. follow 73w to washington avenue...left on Washington, park entrance a mile or so on your right. Location: Washington Avenue in Wyncote. (Thank you Jane M Dougherty)

Downingtown

  • Lloyd Park. This is not a designated dog park, but it is a park that many people take there dogs to and they are allowed to run off-leash. The park is not enclosed, but it is a large field with woods around the edges and a creek that runs through it. Great running room, good swimming hole. My dog loves it! Location: Lloyd Ave. Directions: From central Downingtown, take Business Route 30 West. Make a right onto Lloyd Ave. Through a stop sign, over single lane stone bridge, parking on right immediately after bridge. (Thank you Lauren Merendino)

Fort Washington

  • MonDaug Bark Park.  Bark park witjh 2 sections to separate small dogs from large dogs. The small and large dog parks are separated, but do share a common fence. Owners are welcome to bring their small dog into the large dog park, but they do so at their own risk. Location: 1130 Camphill Road. Directions: It is located on Camphill Road, south of Susquehanna Road and north of Virginia Drive/Higland Ave. (Thank you Dan D)

Hermitage

  • Hillcrest Dog Park and Wellness Center. Off-leash, membership dog park and wellness center. Hillcrest Dog Park and Wellness Center - a convenient, fun and safe place for pet parents and their families to spend quality time together with their furry friends, to exercise them and to help them live longer and happier. The first and only private, off-leash dog park in Mercer County and surrounding areas. A fenced, quarter-acre park for outdoor play with your dog. A secure recreational area that is open every day of the year, day and night. A private membership that ensures all dogs are temperament screened and have current vaccinations and licenses.  Features: Flexible membership and discounted fees. Free Wi-Fi access. Benches and picnic areas. Dog enrichment toys, serpentines, jumps and custom-built play equipment. A special small dog and puppy section. In-door training and demonstration rooms. Special events for you and your dog to participate in together. Pet friendly facilities. A well-maintained park with fresh water and waste bags/disposal. A soft play surface. Outdoor lighting for use after dark. Shade and pools for cooling off in warm weather. Snow removal. Free, adjacent parking. Wellness Center: Full calendar of mostly free, community programs and services, which are open to the public and which cover a range of health care topics for all pets. Monthly professional health advice and services, such as Ask-A-Vet and pet chiropractor adjustments. Ongoing training classes and demonstrations on puppy socialization, agility, obedience, and search and rescue. Pet loss grief support. In addition, monthly pet adoption showcases. Fundraising events with local animal rescue groups. Social and seasonal events, such as dog walking club, singles night, doggie Halloween costume party, and Santa pet photos. Location: 2619 East State Street. Directions: From Pittsburgh: 1-79 N toward Erie. Merge onto 1-76 W PA Turnpike via Exit 77 toward Youngstown. Take PA-60 Toll Exit 10 toward New Castle/Pittsburgh (take exit). Take PA-60 Toll N exit (left) toward New Castle (keep left at fork in ramp). Merge onto PA-60 Toll N. Merge onto PA-60 N via the exit on left toward Sharon/Youngstown. Merge onto PA-18 S Hermitage Road toward Sharon/Hermitage/W Middlesex. Turn left onto E State Street/US-62 BR.From Cleveland: I-80 E via Exit 218 toward Youngstown (crossing into PA). Merge onto PA-60 N via Exit 4B toward PA-18/Sharon-Hermitage. Merge onto PA-18/S Hermitage Road toward Sharon/Hermitage/W Middlesex. Turn left onto E State Street/US 62 BR. From Erie: I-79 S via Exit 22A toward Pittsburgh. Merge onto I-80 W via Exit 116B toward Sharon. Merge onto PA-60 N via Exit 4B toward PA-18/Sharon-Hermitage. Merge onto PA-18/S Hermitage Road toward Sharon/Hermitage/W Middlesex. Turn left onto E State Street/US-62 BR. (Thank you catherine susa)

Lancaster

  • Buchanan Park Dog Park. Open daily, daylight hours, fenced, benches, and trash cans. Well kept and maintained. Located at Buchanan & College Avenue, behind the North Museum and Franklin & Marshall College. (Thank you Beverly Erb)

  • Overlook Dog Park.  Fenced Off Leash Dog Park. Run by Manheim Township Dog Owners Group (MTDOG). Fee is $25 for Manheim Township Residents and $45 for no residents. Additional dogs is $15 each for residents and $25 each for non-residents. Gated keycard entry for registered dog owners only. Separate fenced areas for small and large dogs as well a common area. Scoop bags and disposal areas provided but you must clean up after your dog. Location: 2215 Fruitville Pike. (Thank you Jennifer Jacobs)
  • Owl Bridge Farm Dog Park. 3 acres fenced, private dog park. pasture and small tree groupings. $2.00 fee per dog.  Handicap access.  Hours- Mon.- Sat. 9-6(winter hours close at dusk), Sunday 1-4. Fenced, pasture & trees, picnic tables, poop bags, trash can, water, port-a-potty, limited parking, no children allowed, no pitbulls allowed. Users are required to register and sign waiver.  Dogs must be current with all vaccines. Call for an appointment and directions for first time visitors: 717-872-9195. 574 Owl Bridge Road, Washington Boro, PA. Cross streets - between Sheep Lane and Stheman Church Road. (Thank you Beverly Erb)

Lansdale

  • Montgomery Township Bark Park. Large fenced in area, trees, grass, fire hydrants. Large and small dogs in same area, benches, bowls for water and tennis balls provided, but bring your own water to fill bowls. Location: It is on Rt. 63 in Lansdale. The name of the Plaza has changed from Bell Run to Assi Plaza. Directions: From 309 turn onto Welsh Road West, Rt 63. Pass the 202 Jct. Turn right into Assi Plaza. The park is behind the plaza. The flag is gone. Only a wooden post marks the trail leading to the park. The park itself is very nice, well maintained. Entrance is behind the bank, and then behind the Tudor-style house. Look for sign at beginning of footpath to the park. (Thank you Heidi Grider, Sherry Kull & Frank Iannotta)

Malvern

  • Canine Creature Comforts. 10,000 sq/ft Indoor Private Dog Park. Every dog that comes in to play will need to provide proof of up to date vaccinations. This way every dog your puppy comes in contact with is also safely protected! There are ALWAYS trained staff members in the play area with you and your dogs. Their job is to watch for any inappropriate play behavior, bullying, unwelcome chasing or unusual stress levels. Hours: Big Dogs Play Time 9am - 11am (approximately 40lbs and up*) Wee One Play Time 12pm - 2pm (approximately 39lbs and under*). *There can always be exceptions to this rule. The staff will help determine if a particular dog would do better in one or the other group. Cost: Each play session - $10.00.  5 play sessions $45.00. 10 play sessions pass $85.00. Our number one concern is the safety of each of our guests. Because of this, Canine Creature Comforts reserves the right to ask any dog that does not do well in the open play environment to be excused. In some instances, raining may be recommended in order for a dog to continue participating in the Indoor Dog Park Every dog must have a signed waiver on file to participate. Location: 81 Lancaster Ave. (Corner of Routes 30 & 401). Directions: Minutes from Route 202. (Thank you Terry Cummings)

Mechanicsburg

  • Lower Allen Community Dog ParkParks For Pooches. Separate large and small dog areas, fenced. Clean up bags/trash cans on site. No water, please bring your own. Open every day, dawn to dusk. Located within a 110-acre park with many amenities. Dogs welcome throughout park on a leash. Off leash in fenced in area only. Location: 4075 Lisburn Road. Directions. (Thank you Karen MacKay).

Monongahela

  • Mingo Creek Park. County park with off leash area. The off leash area is not fenced. It goes up hill and there is lots of mud when it rains. No bags, but it is expected to clean up. The park is also great for recreation. During hunting season, it is recommended that you wear bright clothing as well as put a bright cover on your dog. You can buy them at stores like Ganther or Cabella's. Location: Rt. 136 follow Mingo Creek Park sign. Directions: On Rt. 136 follow Mingo Creek Park. There look for the sigh Off Leash Area. (Thank you Marijke Drinkwater)

Monroeville

  • Heritage Park. Large leash free fenced area for dogs, water fountain for both dogs and humans. waste bags provided. trails nearby. play ground for children. very clean, well maintained. Location: 2364 Saunders Station Road. Directions: Route 48 to Saunders Station Rd. park is about 3/4 mile on left. (Thank you Robert MacBeth)

New Columbia

  • Echo-Brin Acres. Private park -- registration required. Two fenced acres with mature trees for shade, large spring-fed pond for swimming, and some agility equipment. Currently open by appointment only. No admission fee, but please consider making a donation to our Cause of the Month.Location: 940 Huff Rd. Directions. (Thank you Amy R)

Oaks

  • Reynolds Dog Park. Off the leash dog park. Opened in the late Summer of 2007. This park offers 2 fenced-in areas: one for small breeds and the second for large breeds. Location: Longford Road. Directions: From Route 422, take the Oaks Exit, traveling toward Phoenixville on Egypt Road. Turn Left onto Longford Road and go over the Railroad tracks. The park will be on your left. (Thank you Doug Smtih)

Philadelphia

  • Bluebell Hill. Wide open field, extensive woodsy hiking trails. Location: Walnut Street in Germantown. Directions: From Ridge Ave in Roxborough, Turn onto Walnut towards Germantown. Bear right at rotary, take your first right to enter the park. Fun park, lots of space. Lots of picnics/barbeques in summer, so sometimes owners must watch dogs carefully. GREAT hiking trails and stream swimming. (Thank you Tom Kriswell)
  • Eastern State Dog Pen. Fenced in off leash with two separate areas in case a pup needs to be separated. We also have a kiddie pool for the pups to cool off in. In addition to that we provide bio-degradable poop bags. Location: On the corner of Corinthian Avenue and Brown Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Directions: Take Fairmount Ave to Corinthian Ave to Brown Street. (Thank you Jeremy Zevin)
  • Mario Lanza Park. Large and small dogs in same area, benches, picnic table. Well-shaded, gated small park. Location: Catharine St. between 2nd & 3rd. (Thank you Leah Swann)
  • Pastorius Park. (NOT AN OFFICIAL LEASHLESS DOG PARK) Large, unfenced area with lots of trees and a man-made pond. Beautiful setting. You are supposed to keep your dog leashed but no one does and I've never seen any police there enforcing it. Location: End of Lincoln Drive. Directions: Take Germantown Ave into Chestnut Hill. Go through shopping area of G-town Ave in Chestnut Hill to Willow Grove Ave. Go right onto Willow Grove Ave. Take a right onto Lincoln Drive at second stop sign. Park is on your left about a half block down. (Thank you Mona Cherashore)
  • Pretzel Park. Fenced in, small but friendly people and doggies, bring your own water - there's a big bowl there but it needs to be filled. Location: Cresson Street (parallel to Main St in Manayunk). Directions: Take Schuylkill Expy to Belmont Ave exit. Go across Green Street Bridge. Go through Main Street intersection (light) and make first right after Main Street onto Cresson Street (runs under the El tracks). Take Cresson several blocks until it "dog-legs" to the left. The park is on your left. The fenced in part is at one end of the park. (Thank you Mona Cherashore)
  • Schuylkill River Dog Run. Separate dog runs for small and large dogs. Water fountain available for dogs in the large dog run.  Fenced in Dog Run for large and small dogs. Location: In Philadelphia - 25th Street between Locust and Delancey (Thank you David Carrico)
  • Seger Park. Fenced in dog park for small and large dogs. Seger Dog Park is a section of a bigger park called Seger Park. Location: 11th Street between Lombard St. and South St. (Thank you Francisco Carreno)

Phoenixville

  • Reservoir Dogs! Park. Two fenced dog park areas. Location: Reservoir Park, 600 Franklin Ave (Franklin and Fillmore). Directions: From Points North --- Take Rt. 113 South. Cross over the bridge linking Montgomery and Chester Counties. Make a right turn onto Fillmore St. Follow Fillmore until you hit the intersection of Franklin and Fillmore. Make a right into Reservoir Park. From Points South --- Follow Rt. 113 as it crosses over the Gay St. Bridge into the North Side of Phoenixville. After the Bridge, Gay St. becomes Franklin Ave. Follow Franklin Ave until you hit the entrance of Reservoir Park. (Thank you Jim Fields)

Pittsburgh

  • Frick Park. Off Leash Exercise Area. Location: Off Beachwood Blvd. Directions: Drive up beechwood blvd until the big blue slide, walk back on the path towards the OLEA. (Thank you Luke Stamper)
  • Hartwood Acres. Fenced in area, large area, benches, no water, grassy. Location: Middle road. Directions: Rt 8 to harts run rd, turn left onto middle road. park in lot on right. walk pathway to behind stage. (Thank you Julie Millhouse)
  • Misty Pines. Dog park w/trails, agility and pond. (Thank you Carolyn Young). Location: Wexford exit off 79 north
  • North Park Dog Park. Fenced in Dog Park in North Park. Has water in non-winter months, picnic tables, and lots and lots of mud. Double gated entrance, area is not flat. Location: Lake Shore Drive and Walter Rd. Directions: Take Pierce Mill Rd to Lake Shore Drive down by the Tennis Court area. (Thank you Laura O'Donnell)
  • South Park Dog Park. Huge fenced park. No amenities but lots of space. Location: In South Park off Corrigan Drive. It's a new facility and can be a real mud pit which the dogs love it. They're planning to add another one adjacent to the original so the grass can grow. They will rotate which area is open weekly.
    Directions: Take Rt. 88 South from Pittsburgh. Turn onto Corrigan Drive which is the main drag through South Park. DO NOT EXCEED THE SPEED LIMIT. You are sure to get a ticket. The park is just past the tennis courts on the left about a mile into the park. You will see signs directing you to the wave pool on the right. Take the left at those signs and traffic light. Park just off that road and walk about 100 yards to the enclosure. (Thank you Frank Iannotta)
  • West Park. Off leash dog park. Guy, the icy ball man (snow cones for non Pittsburghers) is right around the corner! Location: Along train tracks and adjacent to the National Aviary with a duck pond nearby. Directions: Off Western Ave on Pittsburgh's North Side. (Thank you Janice Barnard)

Radnor

  • Harford Park. Nice large park. Benches, waste bags, water fountain. Location: 260 Gulf Creek Road. (Thank you Shannon Gansner)

Reading

  • Pets Purrfur. Dog playground. Location: 4400 Boyertown Pike. Relatively small (about a 10-15 dog maximum) area with toys, water, bags, and trash can available. Hours are Tuesday and Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 10am-12pm and 3-5pm. There is a $5.00 per dog entry fee. Directions: From Rt 422 Take 562 (Boyertown Pike) East. It is on the right hand side after the intersection of 562 and Shelborne Road. From Rt 662 Take Rt 562 (Boyertown Pike) West. Pets Purrfur will be on the left hand side with an elementary school on the right shortly after the intersection of 562 and Church Lane. (Thank you Lisa Ercolino)

Sewickley Heights

  • Sewickley Heights Dog Park. Off-leash with open fields and lots of wide trails This is a really nice park with over 12 miles of wide trails. They weave through the woods and most circle back to where you started. There are also streams for swimming. There's an open area about the size of a football field. 2 dogs per person are permitted off leash throughout the entire park. Horses are also allowed. Location: Fern Hollow Rd. Sewickley Heights, PA. Directions: From Rt. 65, turn into the Quaker Valley Shopping Plaza. Turn right on Beaver Rd. Turn left at the first stop sign onto Big Sewickley Creek Rd. 2 miles turn right on Fern Hollow Rd. Park is 1/2 mile on left. (Thank you Chris Harper)

Spring City

  • Jolinda Dog Farm / Linda Brown Dog Swim. The place trains rescue and special purpose German Shepherds, but 1 building has two pools that are open to all dogs. $10 per visit. Hours are daily 8am - 8pm. Once in the building, dogs can be taken off leash. Dog socialization is encouraged. First time visitors should call ahead so Linda can set up a time to go over the rules with you. Location: 723 Saylors Mill Road. Tel: (610) 495-7247. Directions: 30-45 minutes outside of Philadelphia. About 10 miles North of the PA Turnpike near the junction of PA-100 and PA-23. (Thank you David Carrico)

State College

  • Tudek Dog Park.: Opening Fall 2006. Dog park in the heart of State College, Pennsylvania. Areas for large and small dogs. Location: Park Crest Lane. Directions: Tudek DogPark is on Park Crest Lane off Martin Street behind Northland Center/Giant (North Atherton St.) (Thank you Steve Nelson)

Washington Crossing

  • Washington Crossing Park. Large Park with lake and pavilions. Location: On River Rd. in Washington Crossing across from visitor center. Directions: From Philadelphia take 95 North. Exit at #51 New Hope. Make left off exit. Go straight on Taylorsville Rd. thought first light. At second right turn right on to 532. Proceed to four way stop sign and turn left. Park entrance is on the left. (Thank you J. McIntosh)

West Whiteland

  • Robert Lambert Park. Fenced-in dog play area. Poop bags available and doggie water fountain. A small place, but fenced so the dogs have fun. Location: Pottstown Pike (rt 100). Directions: Next to the Wawa on Pottstown Pike/rt 100, a few miles north of West Chester, just before Greenhill rd. There's a huge skate park in this park as well that can be seen from the road. (Thank you Christina Hamilton)

Wyncota

  • Curtis Aboreetum. Fenced area. The bark park is located in Curtis Arboretum in the lower parking lot. Location: Cheltenham Township, Greenwood Ave & Church Rd, Wyncote, PA. (Thank you Ellen Miller)

     

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