Philadelphia Dog Parks and Other Things Philly Dogs Need

Philly Dogs have a lot of great resources, from dog parks, to good dog boarding and walking services and great groomers, Philly has it going on for the dogs.

Philadelphia Dog Parks


Most Philly dog parks are neighborhood centered and membership based to cover the costs of insurance and maintenance. Ranging in size and varying from a dog "run" to a more park-like setting, dog parks are a great place for you and your pooch to socialize.

Just be aware:Every dog park has a major rule of no aggressive dogs or dogs in heat. But then, you knew that.

  • Eastern State Dog Penitentiary - Brown and Corinthian Streets in Philadelphia. www.fairmountdog.org

    In the shadows of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary and just blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, your pet can run and enjoy the thriving neighborhood of the Fairmount section of Phila. Update: November 16, 2007 --This dog park may not be operating any longer.

  • Schuylkill River Dog Run-- 25th St., between Locust and Spruce Streets. Maintained by The Dog Owners Association. www.phillyfido.net
  • Mario Lanza Dog Park
  • Located in Queen Village on 2nd Street between Catherine and Queen Streets. The park is fenced, with benches, handicap access, lights, water, trash cans, trees, and parking.

  • Chester Avenue Dog Park -Chester Ave and 48th Philadelphia The Dog Park is run by the Chester Avenue Dog Club. You must be a member to use the dog run. Membership is open to everyone and costs $50 per year to cover maintenance and insurance. Baggins and I haven't been here but I hear it's nice.

  • Orianna Hill Dog Park -North Orianna St,- Located on the 900 block of North Orianna Street near the corner of Orianna and Poplar. Orianna is between 3rd and 4th Streets in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Fenced in area. Their website: www.oriannahill.org Also a membership dog park. It’s $20 annually to join.

  • Pretzel Park Dog Run -Cresson St -- Manayunk Section of Philadelphia

  • Segar Dog Park -11th Street between Lombard and South St. Fenced in dog park for small and large dogs. Seger Dog Park is a section of a bigger park called Seger Park. www.segerdogrun.org

  • SPOAC Dog Run - Located in South Philadelphia at Passyunk & Dickinson Streets in front of the Senior Center, next to Acme. Hours of Operation: 3pm-9 pm. Website: www.devbob.com/dogparks.

  • Suburban Dog Parks

  • Dog Park - in Upper Dublin, PA. Park with swimming spot off of Bethlehem Pike, just north of Sumneytown Pike.

  • Mondaug Bark Park -1130 Camphill Road Fort Washington www.upperdublin.org

  • Horsham Dog Park
  • -Horsham Dog PAr is at rear of Kohler Park 1013 Horsham Rd. in Horsham, PA www.HorshamDogPark.com

  • Curtis Dog Park Cheltenham curtis Arboretum off of Washington Lane CurtisDogPark.org
  • Cooper River Dog Park in Cherry Hill, NJ
  • www.camdencounty.com/government/offices/parks/pk_pooch.html


    Hiking with Your Dog in Philadelphia


  • Bluebell Hill - Wide open field, extensive woodsy hiking trails. Location: Walnut Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Directions: From Ridge Avenue 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/barbecues in summer. Great hiking trails and stream swimming.
  • Carpenter Woods - Wissahickon and Mt. Pleasant Avenues, cross streets Sedgewick and Greene. Benches and trees. Parking comments: In West Mt. Airy section; woods with paths; meadow in ravine where dogs congregate.

  • Mondauk Manor Park - Located on Camphill Road between Highland Avenue and Susquehanna Road in Upper Dublin. Dogs allowed off-lead but it isn't fenced.
  • Have a dog park or hike to add to the list? Want to include contact information on some of these? Just drop me a line.

    Dog Training

    Sandy Wishnick is a positive methods dog trainer in Montgomery County (Perkiomenville) she practices positive training. (In case you don't know, positive dog training is praising and treating--in other words, teaching your dog good things happen when he does what you ask).

    She can be found at http://www.all-paws-pet-training.com

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