Pets in the Parks

Don’t leave Fido at home! Dogs get cabin fever in any season, not just wintertime. All 20 Metro Parks have pet-friendly trails for dogs and cats.

Six parks have fenced in dog parks and are a great place for your best furry friend to meet and greet other 4-footed canines. A few of the dog parks feature agility equipment if you just want a fun, challenging activity to do with your dog. We’ve not mentioned felines, but leashed domestic cats are also welcome on the pet trails.

Metro Parks welcomes service animals on all of our trails and in all of our buildings and greenspaces regardless of ‘pet’ designation.

Enjoy your Parks with your Furry Friends

If your dog loves to swim bring him or her to one of the two parks that have off-leash doggie beaches and swimming areas. Leashed pets are also allowed along park roadways, parking lots and picnic areas. And of course we have dog friendly programs like Howl at the Moon

News & Upcoming Programs for Pets & Their Owners

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Adventure Starts Off Leash at Rocky Fork Metro Park

Bring your four-legged friend to Rocky Fork Metro Park to let them explore the dog park and the off-leash dog trail!

WAG! and Outdoor Inclusive Adventure are headline events at Prairie Oaks

BARK BASH – August 24, 2024 Bark Bash is the super-duper event of the summer for you and your canine friends. The inaugural Bark Bash replaces the cancelled WAG! Fest …Read More

Metro Parks Opens Two New Areas for People and Pets!

It’s an exciting time at Metro Parks! Just like springtime means buds and blooming flowers, we’re excited to announce the opening of two new areas at two different Metro Parks. …Read More

Summer fun with your furry friend

CAROLINE WAGNER Outdoor Adventure Programming Summer is for animal lovers! Hitting the trail with your furry friend is a dream come true. Before you and your best friend head outdoors, check …Read More

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