Parks for Pooches

Romping at Pleasant Ridge Dog Run. // Photograph by David Lewinski

Winter is just around the corner. Soon, walks with our best (furry) friends will be reduced to a quick, mandatory backyard dash. It’s time to savor waning daylight hours and ebbing warmth with a leash-free romp or two at a nearby dog park. Following is a partial list. (Check with individual communities for rules and regulations.)

Ann Arbor: Swift Run and Olson Park

Clinton Township: Dog Park at Civic Center Park

Grosse Pointe Shores: Inside the park at Vernier  and Lake Shore Drive

Grosse Pointe Woods: Inside Lake Front Park

Lake Orion: Orion Oaks Dog Park

Mount Clemens: Behnke Memorial Dog Park

Northville: Cady Street Dog Park and Community Park

Pleasant Ridge: Pleasant Ridge Dog Run

Royal Oak: Cummingston Park Dog Run, Mark Twain Park Dog Run, Quickstad Park Dog Run, and Wagner Park Dog Run

St. Clair Shores: Statler-Maloof Dog Park (formerly Brys Park)

Warren: Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park

Westland: Hines Park Dog Park

Wixom: Lyon Oaks Dog Park