Philadelphia Area Dog Parks
For Philadelphia dog owners and their loving companions who have not yet had the pleasurable experience of visiting one of the many local dog parks, please see the list below to find a dog park near your neighborhood. Please be sure to read all of their rules and regulations before visiting. In addition, any financial support that you can give to the associations affiliated with each park is greatly needed and appreciated by those groups who work so hard to create a safe and friendly environment for our beloved dogs as well as the community!)
Located in Northern Liberties on the 900 block of North Orianna Street, between 2nd and 3rd and Poplar and Wildey Streets, Orianna Hill Park is a privately owned community garden and dog run. Friends of Orianna Hill park is a 401 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to maintaining the park. Its visitors exhibit a great sense of ownership and pride over the park. There are several chairs to sit in, lovely murals and artistic additions, fresh water for the dogs, a community board, trash cans, mulch grounds and several trees. It looks upon the Liberty Lands Park and on Friday afternoons during the warmer months, neighbors gather for a doggie Happy Hour to celebrate the weekend and support the health of the park. We LOVE this park!
(To become a member of the Friends of Orianna Hill Dog Park, there is a small annual membership fee of $50. This fee covers the maintenance and care of the park, including repairs and upgrades to park facilities. I think it is a small price to pay to ensure that your neighborhood park is clean and maintained with your pet’s safety in mind. Well worth for every penny spent.)
Triangle Dog Park
Located in Fishtown under 95, where Aramingo, E. Girard and Fletcher meet. This is wonderful community run dog park cared for a group of very dedicated dog lovers. Check out the Triangle Dog park page on Facebook!
Located at 10th and Lombard Streets, Seger Park is a charming urban open space that is maintained by the Department of Recreation, the Seger Advisory Council, and the community. It’s a pleasant, grassy hill consistently congested with playing dogs from the neighborhood. It’s a bit small, but it certainly gets the job done. It has mulch and asphalt grounds, benches, and a community board.
Mario Lanza Dog Park
Located in Queen Village on 2nd Street between Catherine and Queen Streets, Mario Lanza Dog Park is open 24 hours. The park is fenced, with benches, tables, handicap access, lights, trash cans, trees, parking, and beautiful landscaping. And it’s located in a friendly neighborhood, usually has some balls and toys available, fresh water and mulch grounds.
The Dog Owners Association is led by President Sharon Blumberg and boasts almost 150 members as of summer 2004. Sharon sends updates about the park, including event announcements, in monthly e-mails to Association members.
Pretzel Park Dog Run
This run is located at Cresson and Rector Streets, just parallel to Main Street, in Manayunk.
Christ Church Park
Located at the NW corner of Market and 2nd Streets right beside historic Christ Church. Small, grassy, not completely fenced in. Benches.
Off of Hazzard St. in Fishtown/Kensington. You must be a member to enter, as the park is locked and will only open with your membership key.
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