Fleming Park Lake Jacomo Dog Training Area in Jackson County, Missouri, 15 miles east of Kansas City is an all-purpose, family-fun oriented park that caters to boaters, fisher-folk, horseback riding, campers, golfers, and even air-borne frolicking enthusiasts (involving everything from mini-planes to para-sailing). What they do not have in the way of outdoor fun, you probably do not need.
The park is huge with many established campsites for RVs or car camping. The Fleming Park Lake Jacomo Dog Training Area is the type of park that focuses on family vacations, so there are always plenty of canines running around. With lots of people and other dogs to meet and greet, lots of trails and places to swim, your pooch will love it here. Indeed, this sprawling, 7,800-acre park, about 1,200 acres of which are water.
To say so, the park is generally oriented towards fishing and boating, so access to the two lakes (Fleming Lake and Lake Jacomo) is at the center of the park's purpose. Still, it is an all-purpose park that does include off-leash privileges in a non-fenced-in area known as the Lake Jacomo Dog Training Area. If you have control of your dog with voice commands, it should be no problem keeping Woof away from Selvey Road.
This road runs through the Dog Training Area, splitting it in two and the park administration must have felt it was a sensible gamble to keep the road there, given the point that traffic is light. Selvey Road ends at the fishing area designated for persons with disabilities and offers no access to any other park feature. And the name of the area – Dog Training – is open to interpretation. If you want to teach your dog to sleep in the sun or chase a Frisbee, that is your call.
Having said that, there is a 27-page list of park regulations listed online and it covers everything from campfires to fishing to every kind of boating imaginable and the words “dogs,” “pets,” or “domestic animals” are never mentioned. That does not mean this is a park where anything goes. There lots of staff on hand where you can ask questions and given there are 1.3 million visitors to Fleming Park each year, it is apt to have well-established pet policies posted somewhere.