Who says humans have to have all the fun? If you’re traveling with your dogs, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky there are plenty of dog-friendly parks.  If you’re looking for off-leash dog parks or dog-friendly trails, check out some of the best parks for dogs. Don't forget to be a good neighbor and always remember to pick up after your four-legged friends.

Off-Leash Dog Parks in Cincinnati

Let your pups run free and meet some new friends at these dog parks in Cincinnati. 

Dog park at Washington Park

Dog park at Washington Park (photo: @yenx)Dog park at Washington Park (photo: @yenx)

The most convenient spot if you’re staying downtown is the small (12,000 square feet) but well-designed dog park within Washington Park. It features a small creek and a tiered water fountain for dogs and their people, with benches along the perimeter for supervision. Washington Park is smack dab in the middle of Over-the-Rhine, with fantastic views of the historic Cincinnati Music Hall. Doggie owners can grab a local brew at the park's very own full-service bar or snag some lunch at one of the many food trucks set up around the perimeter. Make a day of it! 

Fido Field in Downtown Cincinnati

If you’re looking for another downtown Cincinnati dog park, this is it! Fido Field is a volunteer-supported dog park that offers a convenient green space for small and big dogs to run and socialize off-leash.  

Dog-Friendly Parks Near Cincinnati

If you’re looking for a park that allows dogs, dog-friendly trails, and greenspaces, check out these parks near Cincinnati. 

Simmonds Family Dog Park in Miami Whitewater Forest

Miami Whitewater ForestMiami Whitewater Forest

If your pup needs tons of space, Simmonds Family Dog Park at Miami Whitewater Forest is the largest off-leash dog park in the region, clocking in at 11 acres. It has four separate fields, trees, and structures for shade, plus agility equipment and play zones. Afterward, head to Little Miami Brewing Company with your furry friend for a beer in the dog-friendly beer garden!

Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Otto Armleder Memorial ParkOtto Armleder Memorial Park

Otto M. Armleder Park is about 20 minutes east of downtown Cincinnati, but it offers much more room to run and stretch those four legs. It has dedicated areas for small and large dogs with tons of shade trees and benches, as well as water hoses for cleaning up muddy pups. 

England–Idlewild Park

A dog park, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, stocked fishing ponds, and more–England-Idlewild Park is over 200 acres of fun in Northern Kentucky. Furry friends will have fun playing in the dog park or jogging on the trails in the park. This park is also a family-friendly place to enjoy a sunny day. 

Indoor Dog Parks Near Cincinnati

Whether you’re looking for a dog park with a side of craft beer or a doggie daycare, check out these indoor dog parks in Cincy. 

Bark Park Patio

Tap room meets dog park in Florence, Ky. Bark Park Patio is a great spot to grab a beer and hang out with other dog parents. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks too! The dog park is an off-leash green space that is connected to a dog-friendly tap room. Find them on social for information about news, events, and day passes.  


If you’re looking for a kennel-free doggie daycare, Dogtown is a fun spot for dogs who like to socialize with other dogs and enjoy playing. 

Other dog parks in the Cincy Region:

  • Boone County Dog Park in Burlington, KY
  • Kenton Paw Park in Pioneer Park in Covington, KY
  • Newport Dog Park in Newport, KY
  • Symmes Township Park in Loveland, OH
  • Schappacher Park Dog Park in Mason, OH