Pawtucket Dog Park is a public dog park located at the Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In addition to the dog park, the Slater Memorial Park is fully equipped with recreational facilities that include playgrounds, a snack shack, a carousel, sports fields, a farmers market, a petting zoo, and public restrooms.
There are a variety of biking trails and walking paths that run throughout the park that leashed dogs are welcome on. The park has lots of open, grassy spaces and thirteen picnic areas, as well as a paddle boat area. The Pawtucket Dog Park was opened in June 2011 and offers a safe, securely fenced environment for canine socialization and off-leash exercise.
It can be difficult to find as there are no signs directing patrons towards it but it is worth the search, head towards the duck pond, past the Looff Carousel to find the hidden gem. The dog park has a well-designed layout that is made up of two separate areas for dogs to play in. There is a small dog run for dogs under 30 pounds and a separate area for those above.
Both sections are similar in size and provide a good amount of space for dogs to stretch their legs and make friends. The park’s surface is mostly grassy, although there are patches of dirt and gravel in some spots too. The park has drinking fountains, two in each off-leash area which helps keep the park’s four-legged patrons hydrated during the summer.
There is also a water hose that owners can use to wash or cool their dogs. There are lots of benches placed throughout the park and off-leash areas which enable owners to supervise their dogs comfortably and from shaded seating areas.
Make sure to clean up after your furball if you visit this great park and take advantage of the free dog waste bags that are offered. The Pawtucket Dog Park and the parking lot are well-lit, which means you can bring your canine for some off-leash exercise in the evening, as well as throughout the day.