8 dog parks to have fun with your pup in the main line area
As the weather begins to warm up, check out these dog parks around the Main Line to get your dog out of the house.
Whether it’s for exercise, socialization, or just a breath of fresh air, these Main Line dog playpens provide a great opportunity to get your pup out in the great outdoors.
Note: Each park has its own rules and regulations regarding collars, tags, and behavioral expectations. Check websites for expectations and potential COVID-19 updates before visiting. Additionally, many parks aim to offer dog waste bags and water faucets, but these amenities are not always available. Pack and plan accordingly.
Unlike many parks, Harford Park is a natural area with tons of grass, forest, hills, and even a little creek for the dogs to explore. The spacious playpen allows energetic dogs to roam freely while leaving room for other dogs to relax on their own. Please note that Harford Park is not fenced which may not be an ideal choice for some dogs. Keep an eye out for signs posted in no-dog areas.
260 Gulph Creek Road, Radnor
With over two acres of fenced grounds, this dog park has plenty of room to let your dog roam freely. There are separate sections for large and small dogs and a sampling of agility obstacles available. Dog waste bags are provided on-site in case you forget yours, and taps are available in warmer months to provide fresh water. This park can get very busy, so know your dog’s limits and plan accordingly.
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford
Located in Kent Park, this dog park has two double gated fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The facility includes a covered pavilion for owners to find shade, as well as doggy bags and water for the puppies. A children’s playground and a walking path are both conveniently located nearby. This members-accessible park is for Delaware County residents only and is open daily from dawn to dusk.
3900 Bridge Street, Upper Darby
Lloyd Park is a large off-leash public park that offers open space for playing ball and socializing as well as a large stream ideal for frolicking. The park also includes a separate play area for children and a volleyball court. A water tap is available to keep the pups hydrated and to wash off the mud. Please note that the park is only partially fenced and not fully enclosed.
703 N Lloyd Avenue, Downtown
A great choice for sunny days, this dog park is a fenced, mostly wooded area that gives dogs the chance to weave through trees and underbrush without overheating. There is still plenty of free space to play ball in the sections for small and large dogs. Benches, water bowls and a water tap are also available.
320 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville
Also called Longford Park, Reynolds Dog Park is located with Schuylkill Canal Park and has a double gated fenced area for added security. The park is divided into small and large dog sections with plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to run around. There is limited shade and seating, so plan ahead for you and your dog.
100 Longford Road, Phoenixville
Located in Robert E. Lambert Park, this fenced-in space allows for off-leash play and socializing. The space is divided into a small and a large dog section for safe play, with agility equipment also available. Just outside the dark park are two tennis courts and a playground to keep the whole family busy. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily, but is closed between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday for routine maintenance. Be sure to bring your own water and doggy bags.
1145 Pottstown Pike, West Chester
This small, shady playpen allows dogs to roam off-leash and provides a natural landscape for puppies to explore. A stream is available where dogs and people can swim and play. Please note that this space is not fenced off from the road so may not be suitable for all dogs.
Mill Creek Road and Old Gulph Road, Narberth
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