Best Dog Parks in Pittsburgh

June 30, 2011 6:00 AM

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Whether you want space to play Frisbee or fetch, or are just looking for lots of room to run, the Pittsburgh area has some great dog parks that you and your pet are sure to love! Here’s a look at some picks from the experts at Animal Friends and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society!

Animal Friends Dog Park Rental Program

Dog Park: Ohio Township
Resource Center: 562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237
Phone: 412-847-7035

According to Animal Friends, the park rental program is open to people and their dogs looking for one-on-one, off-the-leash fun! Call ahead because reservations are required to use the space with a limit to three dogs per adult handler, and 10 dogs within a party to maximize quality pet-owner time. A $5 donation per dog, per half hour is requested.

Lucky Paws Pet Resort

2273 Lovi Road
Freedom, Pa. 15042
Phone: 724-728-1484

With an indoor/outdoor option, plenty of square feet and fun water features, the Lucky Paws Pet Resort offers lots of fun for the special pup in your life! In 2009, Pittsburgh Magazine picked the park for having the “Best Dog Pool.” Aside from the pool, the resort boasts “special anti-microbial K9 Grass” surrounding the outdoor area. Inside, they have rubber flooring that is gentle on joints, play equipment and a doggy waterfall!

Misty Pines

2523 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, Pa. 15143
Phone: 412-364-4122

This park makes our list for their outdoorsy space, play equipment, picnic pavilions and pond! According to Misty Pines, the park grounds “are designed to enable dogs and their owners to spend quality time together in a dog-friendly environment.” The spring-fed pond is also the “perfect place to get your dog acclimated to water and water-retrieval training.”

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  • Thoma50

    I have taken my dogs to Lucky Paws for boarding and they LOVED IT! They were well taken care of and I was given updates when I emailed them and called asking how they were… I saw pictures of them playing with other dogs – I had signed them up for doggie day care. The staff was very friendly and helpful… Would go back again.



    • Sue Collins Kozub

      I also go to Penn Hills DOG PARK, ditto above, convenient to Plum/Penn Hills, very nice, good people, good pets, but bring your own water, no running water there and if it rains, it can get very muddy, otherwise, Kudos to Penn Hills Munic for thinking of the dogs and their owners. Wish Boyce park would put in an area for a dog park, don’t need a whole lotta space.

  • honey's mom

    north park dog park past the lake and the boat house. big, a little muddy and steep

    • Trina Eddinger Loesch

      They moved that dog park to the entrance of North Park.

  • doolin's dad

    best of all hartwood acres behind the performance area. off middle road. very large. water available. the best

  • Charlie

    Sewickley Heights Park offers off leash and is beautiful!

    • Joey

      What is the address of this park? I used to drive through the area just for the scenic view. I would love to know where I could take my dog.

  • Sue Collins Kozub

    There is a d og park in Monroeville and Penn Hills.

  • jeannene

    crafton dog park by the thornburgh bridge is pretty cool not fenced in and away from busy streets

  • Melanie

    why are the only parks listed here the ones who CHARGE?!?
    there are dog parks in North Park, South Park, Hartwood Acres, Riverview, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Sewickley, Cranberry, and South Fayette that are completely free to the public! where are their mentions?

    • Joey

      Where is the park in S. Fayette located. Do you have an address?

    • Delana

      Do you know of any dog parks located near Robinson Twp., Imperial, Oakdale, Moon Twp., and McDonald PA. I live in Imperial, PA 15126 and I need to find something close by. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

  • Michael Faryna

    South Park has a great off leash area! Mingo Creek Park in Monongahela has a great off leash area with a creek for the dogs to play in. Somewhat remote location and very few other people / dogs there. I also notice the sponsors are driving these articles/ads.

  • Emma Kruczek

    Boy DO i agree to the free bees.. that is my favorite flavore.. COMMON.. lets save us money.. our dogs need to be out.. and free.. thanks guys for mentioning that..

  • TN

    soon to be open , brand new dog park under the Birmingham bridge in South Side

    • Gary R.

      Thanks for that info on South Side. Frick has a nice dog park and it is all fenced in now. Also if your dog likes water and you like hikes I suggest Cedar Creek state park right before the New Stanton exit off 51 (Rostraver i think), great trail and some nice deep pools for your pup. Another idea maybe they could put a park in the” tunnel to nowhere”Gotta find some use for RAVENSTAHL AND ONORATO’S hole in da’ ground.

  • Kelly W

    The one in Monroeville is really nice, though there are frequently larger dogs there (my Beagles are always intimidated). I’ve heard about a dog park in White Oak that has an area for smaller dogs – has anyone been there?

    • Anonymous

      The White Oak Dog Park is very nice for smaller dogs. Some of the people that visit in the large dog area have aggressive dogs that can be nasty, but the section for the small dogs is always nice.

  • labbie1

    White Oak does have a small area for smaller dogs. I do not recommend White Oak in wet weather unless your prepared to deal with mud.

  • Mandy

    You have a great blog here. Was well worth visiting for the great information. Keep it up

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