Parking for the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run is along the main roads that border the east and south side of the park, where winding trails extend to connect to the dog park, which offers a completely fenced-in area for pups. A double-gated entrance connects to the big dog run and small dog run, with benches and clean-up bags for Fido available. The left side boasts the large dog run, which offers an artificial grass turf in the middle, surrounded by a cobblestone pathway. There is a gravel portion with logs to play on, benches along the perimeter of the park, and a few small trees in the middle that offer shade. Pups can also enjoy additional amenities such as a statue of a fire hydrant, dog-sized water fountains, small dog pools, and a hose to clean-up off your messy pup.
The small dog run is on the right side of the dog park, and is also a nice open area, with artificial grass in the center, and a cobblestone path surrounding it. For smaller pups under 25 lbs, physically challenged and senior dogs, this section also has access to kiddie pools, water hoses, benches, and a fire hydrant. Additionally, there are much larger trees that provide much more shade in the smaller dog run. There are also often waste bags available, but its always a good idea to have some on hand just in case.
A large amount of dogs usually frequent this large park during the day, so your pup can get plenty of exercise and socialization. The park asks that when the dog park is at maximum capacity to limit your dog's playtime in the run to 30 minutes.
For more exploration, your pup is welcome to explore the larger Schuylkill River Park as long as they remain on a leash. Stroll the spacious lawns or check out the community garden or various sports courts. Restrooms are available in the larger park for the humans too! The Schuylkill River Trail also passes by the dog park for a pawtastic hike along the river.
No bones about it, a trip to the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run will get your pup's tail wagging!