The Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park is in the Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park in the city of Overland Park, Kansas. Any dog will be right at home here, as there are an incredible seven acres of ground for them to expend their energy in. Vehicles can be parked in the lot of the main park which is not far from the off-leash area.
Dogs cannot be off-leash when walking through the main park so keep your pooch leashed until you get into the off-leash dog park. If a dog has previously bitten either another dog or a person, then that dog is not granted off-leash privileges and should be kept on a leash at all times even when inside the designated off-leash area.
The entire dog park has been well fenced to prevent escapees. As the dog park covers such an extensive area, owners need to have trained their pup to respond to voice commands, or they will be doing a lot of dog chasing to catch up with their pet. While there might not be a section just for small breeds, the park is large enough to find a quiet space where no other dogs are being exercised.
There is a large open, grassy field as well as wooded areas with walking trails for dogs and owners to explore. Just because some zones are less visible than others does not mean owners can leave their pet's poop laying around. All poop has to be disposed of by bagging it and putting the used bags in the on-site dumpsters, even when it has to be carried for half a mile.
This off-leash dog park in Overland Park may look like a great place to have a picnic, but although there are benches and tables, it is prohibited to take food or drink inside. There is a dog-friendly water fountain on the north side of the park for your convenience.
However, this water fountain is seasonal and switched off during cold weather. In addition, it is also a long walk from some parts of the park to the spigot. Therefore, many owners take along some bottled water and a bowl for their dog when exercising them in hot weather at the Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park.