In the list below, we’ve featured 10 of the best dog parks in Kansas and have summarized their facilities.
1. Meridian Dog Park (Wichita)
Meridian Dog Park is also known as K-9 Rooster Dog Park – named after a police dog who died in the line of duty. This designated off-leash area is open every day from 6:00 am until midnight and is located in Wichita, KS.
Meridian Dog Park is divided into three separate areas at 1.4 acres, 1 acre, and 0.8 acres. There are also drinking fountains, waste removal stations, benches for owners, and time-out areas if your dog needs a little break. Meridian Dog Park has a designated parking lot.
2. Leawoof Dog Park (Leawood)
Leawoof Dog Park is located inside Leawood Park, a large 66-acre city park in Leawood, KS. Leawoof Dog Park is located in the eastern portion of Leawood Park and is open from sunrise to sunset every day (closed Thursday mornings from 6:00 am until 10:00 am for maintenance).
As well as Leawoof Dog Park, Leawood Park includes soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball hoops, baseball fields, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and more! There’s plenty for the rest of the family to do while your dog is burning off some steam. Please supervise your pup during your visit to Leawoof Dog Park.
Located within Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, KS, Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area covers a huge 44-acre area with so many amenities. There’s a paved pathway to the beach and lake area, wood chip and grassy surfaces, and on-site parking and bathroom facilities.
The park is open daily from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm in summer, and 6:00 am until 8:00 pm in winter. It’s also closed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:00 am until 9:00 am for maintenance. Please put your dog on a leash if they show any signs of aggression during your visit to the park, and do not bring your pup if they are under 12 weeks of age.
4. Chapin/Ashley Dog Park (Wichita)
Open daily from 6:00 am until midnight, Chapin/Ashley Dog Park is located inside Chapin Park in Wichita, KS. This spacious dog park features a huge amount of space for energetic pups – over 15 acres of fully-enclosed space where all dogs are welcome, and a separate 1-acre enclosure for small dogs.
Chapin/Ashley Dog Park has shaded areas where dogs can cool down, as well as drinking water, restroom facilities, and on-site parking. There are also waste removal stations – please use these to clean up after your dog. To visit the park, your dog must be at least five months old and have a current license and rabies vaccine.
5. Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area (Olathe)
Heritage Park covers an area of more than 1,200 acres in Olathe, KS, and includes picnic shelters, a huge lake, outdoor exercise equipment, a disc golf course, numerous sports fields, and a spacious 30-acre off-leash dog park.
The dog park at Heritage Park has a parking lot, restrooms, and three gated entrances, all of which are ADA-compliant. There are also drinking water fountains for thirsty pups and their owners. Please note that the dog park is closed on Tuesday mornings for maintenance.
6. Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park (Overland Park)
Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park is a large public park in Overland Park, KS. The area includes grills and picnic shelters, playgrounds, sports fields, and walking trails. There’s also a seven-acre dog park that is fully enclosed and specifically designed for off-leash play.
The dog park is in the center of Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park and has lots of convenient parking spaces. The dog park is fully enclosed – please ensure your dog is on a leash when you enter and leave the park. Do not bring your dog if they have a history of aggression, and supervise your dog at all times.
7. Hill’s Bark Park (Topeka)
Hill’s Bark Park is an off-leash area for dogs located within Gage Park in Topeka, KS. The park is open from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm daily and includes two separate enclosed areas (one for large dogs and one for small dogs), double-gated entrances for extra security, and drinking water for both dogs and people.
Please clean up after your dog using the disposable bags and trash cans provided. Hill’s Bark Park also features a paved parking lot, benches and picnic tables, and boxes of dog toys. Please supervise your dog during your visit to Hill’s Bark Park.
8. Harrison Dog Park (Wichita)
Harrison Dog Park is open daily from 6:00 am until midnight. This off-leash dog park is located inside Harrison Park in Wichita, KS. The park is fully enclosed and features separate areas for small and large dogs.
Harrison Dog Park has on-site parking, restrooms, and drinking water for both dogs and their owners. There are also waste removal stations – please use these to clean up after your pup. Dogs must be supervised at all times when inside the off-leash area.
9. Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park (Lawrence)
Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park first opened in 2001 and has since become a very popular destination for pups and their owners in Lawrence, KS. The park is located in West Lawrence, below the Clinton Lake Dam. Amenities include restrooms, a small parking lot, a drinking fountain for humans, and water for dogs.
The off-leash area covers over 30 acres – plenty of space for your dog to play, exercise, and make some new friends. Please follow all the rules and regulations posted at the entrance to Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park.
10. Kill Creek Streamway Park (De Soto)
If you’re in De Soto, KS, Kill Creek Streamway Park is one of the top off-leash locations to take your dog. The park itself has many trails for jogging, biking, and hiking, as well as spots for picnics. The off-leash dog park covers 16 acres of fully enclosed space with plenty of trees for shade.
Please leash your dog when you enter and leave the park, as well as any time they show signs of aggression. Dogs must be over 12 weeks of age and fully vaccinated to visit Kill Creek Streamway Park.
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