Plymouth’s Egan Park is home to one of the area’s unique off-leash dog play areas. In recent years, it has come to be called simply Plymouth Dog Park, and both names refer to the same park off of County Road 47 between Peony Lane and Dunkirk Lane. You and your dog can pull off the side of the road or come out and enjoy a day of play in Northwest Plymouth.
The park itself, with the official name of Egan Park Off-Leash Area, is 10 acres of freshly mowed and maintained grass. Plymouth residents take pride in the unique, natural feel that the off-leash area offers pets. The play area itself is unenclosed, but the region’s natural plant life is allowed to grow and create a natural enclosure that dogs are able to recognize as the limits of play.
Two of the hiking trails at the Egan Park Off-Leash Area are regularly maintained as well, and you will have no problems recognizing where dogs are encouraged to be and not to be. There are benches underneath shady trees, so you will have an area to sit and relax if you would like to take it easy. The City of Plymouth manages the park and takes care of the fields.
Recently, the city installed a portable bathroom and a water fountain in the park, so you will not have to worry about carrying in your own supplies. The Egan Park Off-Leash Area does encourage that you bring your own plastic dog poop disposal bags to pick up after your dog, although some owners occasionally leave behind extras near the trash cans in case you forget.
Although not the most popular park, it still sees a decent amount of foot traffic, so expect to meet at least one or two other dog owners and make sure that both you and the other owner are okay with your dog’s interacting during playtime. Your dog is sure to appreciate the natural landscape and have fun running in the open fields, and the park offers a wonderful place to stay a while or take a break from long, countryside drives.