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City: Grand Rapids
Address: 3895 Cherry Lane Ave SE (near Cascade Rd & 36th St) (View map or directions)
Hours: dependent on day and membership, see website or call for more details
Cost: see website or call for more information
Comments: There is a registration fee, but you can get a day pass for Sunday. More information at http://www.shaggypines.com/.
City: Grand Rapids
Address: Lyon & Benjamin
Directions: Located in Fuller Park at Lyon & Benjamin S.W. (View map or directions)
Hours: 8 am until dark
Comments: This off-leash dog park is the upper part of Fuller Park. There are two off-leash fenced enclosed areas. One is for small dogs and puppies, the other is much larger for bigger dogs to get a good run! There are no restrooms, unless you want to brave the port-a-john. There are also bowls for you to bring your own water for your thirsty dog, and often tennis balls and other toys around.
City: Grand Rapids
Address: Bridge / Covell NW in Grand Rapids
Directions: Located in Fuller Park at Lyon & Benjamin S.W., next to Union High School. Just north of Lake Michigan Dr. (View map or directions)
Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Comments: Free to the public. Running water provided, but no public restrooms. There are many businesses and a gas station in the immediate area with a restroom.
Location: located in Marquette Park, 1414 Nagel SW (behind Kimble Stadium) (View map or directions)
Phone: (616) 530-3164 (City of Wyoming, Parks and Recreation)
Hours: 7 am – 10 pm
Cost: $12 per dog per year for Wyoming residents ($24 for non-residents)
Comments: More information is available at http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/ParksRec/DogPark.asp. There are two fenced in dog runs (one each for small and large dogs), with running water available in warmer months. Dog areas are gated/locked and electronically controlled to keep non-members and dogs not current on vaccines out of the park. No puppies under 6 months of age. (No children under 10 allowed, children 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Address: Stoney Lakeside Park, located on Bowes Road in Lowell (View map or directions)
Hours: Open year round during daylight hours
Comments: The 31,000 sq. ft. off leash area is divided into two separate areas for large and small dogs. Open year round during daylight hours, the park is equipped with benches and bag dispensers for cleaning up dog waste. There is no charge for visiting the park which was established primarily with donations from area dog owners and local grants. Park users are asked to park in the main Stoney Lakeside Park parking lot. For more information, contact James and Eva Carey at (616) 868-6387.
Address: Ottawa Beach Road (View map or directions)
Directions: Off Ottawa Beach Road just west of 152nd Ave, enter the Ottawa County Fairgrounds entrance, follow signs.
Hours: 7 am -10 pm
Comments: Near Lake Michigan
Location: end of W. Sherman Blvd. at the beach (View map or directions)
Land Area: 52.3 acres
Facilities: Parking lots (2), nature trails, barrier dunes, accessible dune walkways, playground, dune overlooks, picnic shelters, restrooms, basketball court.
Special Characteristics: Park has about one mile of Lake Michigan beach. There is an accessible ramp to the beach and into the dunes. The dog beach was created on the beach along the northern part of the park, and is open from April 1 to September 30. (All city of Muskegon beaches are open to leashed dogs from October 1 to March 31.) More information available at http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/parks/kruse/.
Dog Star Ranch is a 48 acre facility, comprised of a renovated golf course surrounded by naturally wooded areas. They offer wooded walking trails, a pond, several separately fenced dog parks, agility courses, and a canine excavation area.
Visit their web site: http://www.dogstarranch.com/
Toll Free Number: 1-866 766-0444
4200 Whitehall Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49445
1/2 Mile South of Michigan’s Adventure (View map or directions)