The Schuylkill River Park Dog Run runs along the Schuylkill River and has two separate sections, one for little dogs and another for larger canines. The park has slick K9 grass and a doggie fountain to help ensure four-legged friends do not get thirsty while running around and socializing with other furbabies.
There were various improvements made in the park in 2012, thanks to the partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pedestrian Connector Bridge Project. One of the best things about the park is its supply of biodegradable poop bags. Not only is the park a friend to canines, but it is also a friend to the environment.
However, such an initiative can only be continued if there are funds, so donations are highly encouraged. The Schuylkill River Park Dog Run has been a refuge for many local dogs since 1997 and has been a respite for both dogs and their owners alike. It is a place where pet parents can relax, chat and bond with their four-legged babies. There are shade, additional park benches, and added trees.
There is constant work to ensure that the park remains a welcoming and safe place for pets and their owners. Only dogs four months and older can enter and when the dog run is at its maximum capacity, stay is limited to just 30 minutes per dog. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run.
Dogs are only allowed off-leash in the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run. If you would like to bring Spike to other areas of the park, you are allowed to but only if he is on a leash. Owners are also required to leash their dogs when leaving the dog run. Park goers are encouraged to sign up with the Friends of Schuylkill River Park to help support the ongoing maintenance and ensure smooth operation of the park.