Dog parks provide fun places to go and things to do with your dog. Dog parks are plentiful in Greater Pittsburgh. At these off-leashes public parks, your dog can run and play with others or just rest in the recreational setting. Pittsburgh made the top 25 snowiest U.S cities list during the 2013-2014 winter season so many remained indoors more than usual. Now that spring has arrived, grab your frisbee and other toys and visit these dog parks to release bundled energy.
Allegheny Commons or West Park off-Leash Area
Surrounded by Pittsburgh’s historic, charming north Side neighborhoods, this urban, inner city dog park is my treasured favorite. The off-leash area is nestled between the National Aviary and West Park’s tennis courts. This is a great gathering place for the local north side residents and for those who visit Pittsburgh’s North Shore and Downtown attractions. Ample parking is available on the park’s surrounding streets: West Ohio Street, Western Avenue and Brighton Road. The park is located at Ridge Avenue and W. Ohio Street.
North Park’s Dog Park
North Park is located near the suburban North Hills townships of Hampton, McCandless and Pine. This park is bustling with activity the year round. You can allow your dog to run free and socialize with other dogs in the fenced dog area. The fenced area also has a water fountain during warmer times of the year. Pick-up bags are available. North Park is located on Pearce Mill Road in Allison Park.
Sewickley Heights Borough Park off Leash Area
This nice well-maintained park provides a large area for dogs to run and play. The spacious, beautiful landscape offers trails and open fields. The park’s trails have varying degrees of difficulty suitable for many fitness levels. Some of the wooded trails allow horses too. A posted map offers a color-coded trial guide. This park does not offer fenced areas, so it may not be suitable for dogs that do not obey verbal commands. Dogs must remain on leash within 100′ of parking areas and buildings. Pick-up bags are available. The park is located on Fern Hollow Road in Sewickley Heights. Plenty of parking is available in a gravel lot and alongside the parks entry road.