If you’re looking for a list of the best dog parks in New Hampshire, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve featured 10 parks you can visit with your friend.
1. Hooksett Dog Park (Hooksett)
Hooksett Dog Park is the only designated off-leash park for dogs in Hooksett, NH. The park is located on Merrimack Street, near the District Court, and is open every day from 6:00 am until dusk. The park is fully enclosed with a secure gate – please make sure you close this behind you.
At Hooksett dog park, all handlers must be over the age of 16, and children aged 9 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under eight are not allowed inside the off-leash area. Please clean up after your dog and ensure that your dog is leashed when entering and leaving the off-leash area.
2. Concord Dog Park (Concord)
Concord Dog Park is a designated off-leash dog park in Concord, NH. The park has recently been re-vamped and includes benches, large trees for shade, and is completely enclosed by a high chain-link fence. The surface of Concord Dog Park is mostly grassy, with some patches of dirt.
Owners are required to clean up after their dog(s) in order to keep the park clean. Please supervise your dog at all times during your visit to Concord Dog Park and remove your dog from the park if they show any signs of aggression.
3. Derry Dog Park (Derry)
Derry Dog Park (in Derry, NH) is open daily from sunrise to sunset. There’s lots of space in this park for your dog to run and play freely, and usually plenty of other dogs for socializing with. Derry Dog Park features a wheelchair accessible entrance, designated parking, and large trees for shade.
During the summer months, there are pools for the dogs to splash and play in, as well as some agility obstacles and tunnels. There’s also a separate section of the park specifically set aside for small dogs (under 20 pounds). Derry Dog Park has a double-gated entry for increased security.
4. Longhill Dog Park (Dover)
Longhill Dog Park in Dover, NH, is a very popular off-leash dog park for pups of all shapes and sizes. This dog park has convenient parking available at the Longhill Memorial Park (which the dog park is inside of) and overflow spaces at the nearby Middleton Building Supply parking lot. The park features lots of grassy space and large trees for shade.
The park is open daily from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm from April to September, and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from October to March. To visit Longhill Dog Park, your dog must be licensed, fully vaccinated, healthy, and spayed/neutered. Choke chains, shock collars, or spiked collars are prohibited, as are overly aggressive dogs.
In Lee, NH, one of the best off-leash parks to socialize your dog is at Friendly Pets Dog Park. The park is open seven days a week and is located behind the Friendly Pets pet store. It is a fully fenced, 30,000 sq. ft. area with grass, shaded areas, and benches for owners. There’s also a separate (fully enclosed) area for small or shy dogs.
Please supervise your dog constantly while they are off-leash and remove them from the park if they show signs of aggression. Cleaning up after your dog helps to keep the park clean and safe for all users.
6. Manchester Dog Park (Manchester)
Manchester Dog Park is an off-leash destination where all pups can play and run freely. The park is on Bass Island in Manchester, NH, and is open to members only – you can join by completing an application form and paying an annual membership fee of $20 for one dog and $10 for each additional dog.
Manchester Dog Park is a 10,000 sq. ft. fully fenced area with a double-gated entry for increased security. Park hours are dawn to dusk. Please clean up after your dog (trash barrels are provided on-site) and fill in any holes they dig. Additional rules and regulations are posted at the park – please read these before entering.
7. Terrill Park (Concord)
Terrill Park is a large city park in Concord, NH, that covers over 20 acres and includes lots of paved walking trails and beautiful scenery, including views of the State Capital Building. Within the park is a designated off-leash dog park that’s fully fenced and open to dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Please ensure that you supervise your dog at all times when they are in the off-leash area. Make sure that you have a leash with you for each dog, and always leash your dog for all other areas of Terrill Park. Cleaning up after your dog helps keep Terrill Park clean for everybody.
8. Shaker Field Dog Park (Enfield)
Shaker Field Dog Park is in Enfield, NH, and is open from dawn to dusk every day. The park is fully enclosed with secure, high fences, and contains lots of grass to play on. Balls and toys are provided, restroom facilities are on-site, and drinking water and bowls are available.
Please clean up after your dog – Shaker Field Dog Park provides receptacles inside the park where you can dispose of your dog’s waste. All dogs must be over four months old, and children under 12 years are not permitted inside the off-leash area.
9. Live Free and Run Dog Park (Kingston)
Live Free and Run Dog Park, also known simply as the Kingston Dog Park, is an off-leash park in Kingston, NH. This dog park first opened in 2008 and covers around an acre of grassy land. Parking for the park is available at the old Kingston Fairgrounds, where the park is located.
Live Free and Run Dog Park is open only to members. To join, visit the park and speak with a volunteer – you will need to complete some registration information and provide payment to receive a park tag. Membership costs $20 for residents of Kingston ($25 for non-residents), with additional dogs costing an extra $5.
10. Lezama Family Happy Tails Dog Park (Laconia)
Residents and non-residents of Laconia alike are welcome at the Lezama Family Happy Tails Dog Park in Laconia, NH. The park opened in 2018 and is open daily from dawn to dusk. The park covers 2 acres and has three separate areas – one for large dogs, one for small dogs, and a third area specifically for puppies.
The park features on-site restrooms, shaded areas, and waste stations (please clean up after your dog). All dogs visiting the park must be licensed, vaccinated, and wearing a visible tag. If your dog is over nine months of age, they must be spayed/neutered.
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