Leash-free fun awaits your pup at the Jeanine Leist McDowell Dog Park! Located within the city's crown jewel, the 72-acre Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park, this 1-acre site offers a safe and secure environment where Circleville's four-legged residents and visitors can romp and exercise without any restraints.
Like many off-leash dog areas, the McDowell Dog Park is divided into two sections: one for big pups and another for small canines. The small dog area is reserved for pooches up to 35 pounds, while the large dog area may be used by canines of all sizes. Though both enclosures provide canine visitors with plenty of room to run around, the large dog area is significantly bigger, making it more suited for doggos with lots of energy to burn. Whichever section your furry pal uses, be sure to keep an eye on them at all times to avoid unwanted behavior and doggie squabbles.
In addition to the open space, the dog park features some agility equipment for the dogs to play with and a few benches for the humans to sit on. Mutt mitt dispensers are also available in case you forgot to bring your own waste bags. After your pooch is done mingling with the other dogs, you can duck under the picnic shelter outside the enclosures to rest for a bit before going home. You'll find human and dog drinking fountains nearby as well.
If Fido's still up for a leashed walk, the Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park includes a 1.2-mile paved path and a hiking trail that you can explore. The former will take you and your pupper around the park, while the latter leads into the woods. Remember to keep your best friend on a leash when you're outside the dog park! And always clean up after them wherever you go.
Treat your pooch to a pawsome time at the Jeanine Leist McDowell Dog Park!