Between Beaver Creek, Buck Creek, and Mad River lies the town of Springfield, Ohio, which was incorporated in 1850 and fills the important "chair" of county seat of Clark County. The city is home to the 80-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail and was the featured city in the article titled “The American Dream” in 1983 Newsweek. Springfield dog lovers agree and with over 13,000 dogs, there is always something fun to do with Fido when you visit.
Dog parks are plentiful in Springfield, and you can be sure to find one or two that your furbaby will love. Wiggley Field, in Old Reid Park on Pumphouse Road, is a great place that has water fountains, toys, play equipment, benches, a lake, streams, and dog waste bags.
Godown Park on Godown Road has five and a half acres of fenced fun! It is double-gated for safety, has separate big and small dog areas, hoops and tunnels, water fountains, a pavilion, restrooms, benches, and a dog washing area. The park also provides dog waste bags and has plenty of trash cans.
Spindler Park on Spindler Road has more than just a great dog park; it has an excellent hiking and biking trail too. Spindler is fully fenced-in with fountains, lots of hills, and even a pond. Your pooch may get a bit muddy so bring a towel or two.
Looking for a new spot to take your four legged companion? Head over to Old Reid Park in the National Road and Old Columbus Road neighborhood. With 60 acres of green space, this park has more than enough space for your pup to explore. If he needs a rest, relax near one of the ponds or on the shore of Buck Creek. This Park also serves as the north trailhead for the Buck Creek Scenic Trail, a beautiful wooded 9 mile stretch of trail. If your dog needs some time off leash, head over to Wiggley Dog Park. It has separate large and small dog areas and water fountain. Your pup is sure to have a woofin’ good time!
If your pup needs some fresh air, pay a visit to Cliff Park. This park is located in the Whittenberg U and Plum Street neighborhood. Your furry pal can stretch her four legs while enjoying some riverfront scenery. Stop on the banks and let her dip her paws into the cool creek water. Or hop on the Buck Creek Trail and clock some mileage. Veteran’s Amphitheater sits in the middle of the park and is home to the annual Springfield Summer Arts Festival and other musical performances. If she’s lucky, your furry friend can catch some tunes while out for her evening walk.