Dog Parks

Does your dog have a lot of energy and you don’t have a big yard to let them out to burn it off?  Or maybe they just like the company of other dogs?  Well, we’ve compiled a list of the dog parks within the Capital District. 

The rules and permits all vary by park so please check with each place to be sure you comply before going.  All parks require your dogs be current on all vaccinations and be properly licensed.

Do you know of another park that we’ve missed?  Please leave a comment below and we’ll gladly add it.

Parks are listed by city.

Indianapolis – Indy Parks and Recreation Canine Companion Zones

Broad Ripple Park
1550 Broad Ripple Ave., 46220
(317) 327-7161

Eagle Creek Park
7840 W 56th St., 46254
(317) 327-7110

Paul Ruster Park
1313 S Post Rd., 46239
(317) 327-0143

Smock Park
451 E Stop 11 Rd., 46227
(317) 888-0070

Membership: Pooch Passes must be purchased to participate. This consists of a tag for your dog and a gate access card for you. To purchase a pooch pass, visit one of the Indy Parks locations. You will want to bring with you your dog’s vaccination records (Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella) to the Park Office.

Annual Pooch Passes are $75 for first dog and 2nd/3rd dogs receive a 50% discount. VIP Pooch Passes are good for all four Indy Parks Canine Companion Zones and are available for purchase at Broad Ripple Park for $125.


Indianapolis Humane Society Dog Park
7929 N Michigan Rd., 46268
(317) 872-5650 x135

Amenities: Central Indiana’s first dog park is on the campus of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The park is a place for owners to hang out with their pets in a safe, fenced area. Watch Rover romp through the canine agility course while you and your family relax at picnic tables. You can also hike through 1.5 miles of wooded trails.

Membership: $75/per year for first dog; $50 each additional. Daily passes: $10 per dog, per day (available during normal shelter hours); $5 for each additional dog, per day. Must have proof of current rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and Bordetella for each animal.

Ft. Harrison State Dog Park
8725 Fall Creek Rd., 46256
(317) 591-0904

Amenities: The dog park has three separately fenced play areas. Platoon Run, closest to Fall Creek Road, is around 3.6 acres. It has numerous large trees for shade and a wooded area on the west end. Herrin Hill is about 1.3 acres and is located in the middle of the dog park. This area is mostly open grass, but does have some trees offering limited shade. Brigade Landing is approximately 5 acres and includes a pond and a larger wooded “adventure” area for exploration. Platoon Run has a water station, benches, picnic tables, and waste stations. It also contains a picnic shelter for use by members. Herrin Hill has a water station, benches, picnic tables, and waste stations. A portable restroom sits in the parking lot area for members’ convenience.

 Membership: $75/per year; To use the dog park, dog owners must purchase an annual pass and collar tag from the park office within the Visitor’s Center at Ft. Harrison (enter at 59th St. and N Post Rd.).

Beech Grove

Paw Patch Dog Park
1300 Churchman Ave., 46107
(317) 803-9089

Amenities: One acre of beautiful, natural grass to run on and play with plenty of shade. Secure, electronic gate system with entry key access. Doggie waste stations for owners to pick up after their dogs. Park benches provided for dog owner’s comfort.

Membership: $35/dog and $10 for an entry key. Proof of current vaccinations must be provided at registration.


Karst Dog Park
2450 S Endwright Rd., 47403
(812) 349-2800

Amenities: The two-acre park is divided into two enclosed areas. On each visit you may use either enclosure. Please use good judgement. 1.5-acre enclosure: active/ herding/stronger dogs. .5-acre enclosure: less active/ smaller/older/shy dogs. Free guest dog privileges, ask for details. Drinking water for you & your dog. Picnic tables & benches with Trees & landscaping. 1/6-mile walking trail. Shade shelters and Paw sprayer.

Membership: Household Annual Fee: $50, one membership includes all dogs living at the same residence. Required vaccinations: Rabies, Bordetella, and DAPP; All dogs must be spayed or neutered.


Tom Wood Subaru Dog Park
14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., 46032

Amenities: The 423-square-foot park is equipped with play stations like a doggie crawl and “king of the hill.” The enclosure is free to the public and open during daylight hours seven days a week. No proof of veterinary care is required.


Pierson Bark Park
11787 E 131st St., 46037
(317) 577-BARK

Amenities: Park is 4 fenced-in acres, and includes pond with fountain for doggie swimming, small/elderly dog area, brick walk around the entire park, and drinking water for dogs.

Beverly’s Bark Park
14000 Promise Rd, 46038
(317) 773-6550

Amenities: Over 4 fenced-in acres of manicured terrains, including a separate area designed especially for small dogs and their friends. Park benches for resting, plenty of shade including a gazebo and a pergola. Tennis balls and Frisbees to keep everyone occupied as well as water stations to keep everyone hydrated.


Four Paws Dog Park
100 Surina Way, 46143
(317) 881-4545

 Amenities: One-acre fenced enclosure where dogs are permitted to run free, off-leash, under their owner’s supervision. Doggie water fountain and waste stations. Multiple pieces of agility equipment.

Membership: Register at the Greenwood Community Center. The annual registration fee per dog is $35 for community center members, $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Entry key is a one-time $10 fee. We do not currently accept credit or debit cards. Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, and Kennel Cough) must be provided at registration.


Waggin’ Tails Dog Park
10450 E 63rd St., 46236
(317) 549-4815

Amenities: This great park has obstacle training equipment, benches and a double-bubbler water fountain that serves both humans and canines.

Membership: One-year memberships (limited to 500 humans) for Lawrence residents are $40 per dog. Non-residents may join for $50 per dog. All members must pay a one-time key deposit of $25.


Bed & Biscuit Kennels
3809 State Road 32 West, 46074
(317) 867-2663

Amenities: This is a privately run dog park and it has grass, a pond, an agility course, key entry, and trees. Dogs must be spayed or neutered.

Membership: Call for current rates and membership requirements.