East State Street Dog Park

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Park Rule: Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
East State Street Park is located next to the Athens Community center. The larger park contains a wide variety of amenities to entice the regular local to attend. They have a large area of land, playgrounds for kids, and even a recreation center with community-driven events.

A smaller section of this park is fenced off and allows you to take your canine off-leash. This off leashed area provides watering stations for you and your canine and restrooms you can use. They also have bag stations available and garbage cans for you to dispose of your canines waste.

The grounds are fairly well maintained but as they always remain open and receive a lot of traffic, grass in dog section of the park can be hit or miss and your canine may get rather muddy after a rainy day. Some small trees are available in this section and they provide a little bit of shade. This fenced area of the park does not have benches.

It does, however, have a large area of land for your canine to roam and the only consistently muddy area is by the water spout. The East State Street Dog Park does have a list of rules that are posted on the gate to enter the dog park. These rules are upheld by the city of Athens and if anyone has any issues with the behavior of canines or their owners, they can call 311 to get the local authorities involvement.

One big downside to this park is the fenced section is just one big section. Meaning it is not divided out into small sections for canines of different sizes. This could make it a scarier place for your smaller canine to be and could put them at a lot more risk depending on the larger canine's behavior and training. If you are bringing in a smaller canine, especially one that likes to pick fights with bigger canines, then proceed with caution.

Address
555 E State Street
Athens, OH 45701
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Address
555 E State Street
Athens, OH 45701
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset