Philadelphia is a great city for dogs and their owners. The city features dog parks in nearly every neighborhood, so even if you don’t have a backyard, you can still find a place for your dog to get much-needed exercise and social interaction with other canines. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers enjoy the following city dog parks;
Columbus Square Dog Park
This fenced-in dog park in South Philly features stumps for your dogs to run, jump, and play on. A great place to let your furry family member burn some energy and play with other dogs from throughout the city. The dog park area is a gravel square with tree stumps and picnic tables for dog owners. This park is best for friendly dogs and friendly owners, as community involvement is strongly encouraged here. Last year, a group of park organizers even organized two pool parties. If you and your dog would like to enjoy the park with smaller crowds, we’d suggest visiting between 10 a.m. and noon or after 8 p.m.
Schuylkill River Park Dog Run
Located in Fitler Square at 25th and Spruce streets, the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run is the fanciest dog park in the city. It features a large synthetic grass courtyard on the shores of the Schuylkill River, a $14,000 drinking fountain, and separate sections for small and large dogs. If you want to keep your dog’s paws clean, this is a great choice, as the synthetic grass keeps the mud away. Be aware that the park is near train tracks, and trains frequently pass by with horns blaring. If your dog is easily scared, this might not be the best choice for you.
Seger Park Dog Run
Washington Square West’s Seger Park is home to a 10,000 square-foot fenced-in dog run. This park is regularly maintained and upgraded to keep everything operating smoothly, and the park association replaces the wood chips here once or twice per year. This is one of the friendliest dog parks in the city. Both small and large dogs will feel comfortable here, and the regular owners who attend Seger Park are always approachable and always happy to give advice on park etiquette or a referral to a reliable dog-walker.
Mario Lanza Dog Park
Located in Queen Village at 2nd and Catherine streets, Mario Lanza Dog Park is a small, 150-by-40 foot gravel dog run inside of a larger park. A hose is provided, but you’ll need to bring your own doggie bags. The park also recently installed a treat dispenser. A park that’s accessible for dogs of all size, featuring regular social events like the monthly Sunday cleanup (with tools and snacks provided) and summer “Yappy Hours” at nearby pet-friendly restaurants.
Market Street Dog Run
The Market Street Dog Run offers some of the best views in the city. Take a break from playing with your furry loved one and relax on the north-facing benches while taking in panoramic views of the iconic Ben Franklin Bridge and boats traveling down the Delaware River. This dog run is narrow, so it’s best-suited for small and medium-sized dogs.