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Our Guide to the Best Dog Parks in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is ranked amongst the top 50 most dog-friendly cities in America. This comes as no surprise since the town is home to countless beautifully maintained parks for pets to enjoy. Walking all over Philly has helped us get to know the area well. We love learning about great places to bring your dog in the city, especially all the dog parks!

We’ve put together a list of the 5 best dog park options for you to sniff out with your dog in Philadelphia.

1. Manayunk (Pretzel) Park

Neighborhood: Manayunk

Address: 4300 Silverwood St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Hours: 7 AM – 11 PM

Cost: Free

What makes it special: The Pretzel Park Dog Park is located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The park is fully fenced in and is considered an off-leash play area. Your pup will have the time of their life as they zigzag around the open space.

2. Mario Lanza Dog Run Park

Neighborhood: Queen Village

Address: 200 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM

Cost: Free

What makes it special: Mario Lanza Park is a popular location for furry friends in Queen Village, entirely maintained by a volunteer-run organization and is dedicated to maintaining the dog run as a safe place for our four-legged friends to play. Local dog owners and volunteers host various clean-up events, happy hours, and holiday parties for visitors to enjoy!

3. Orianna Hill Dog Park

Neighborhood: Northern Liberties

Address: 901-913 N Orianna St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Hours: 24 hours

Cost: For access, you’ll need to register online, attend a casual 15-minute orientation, and give Fido a VIP dog tag. Signing up is free, but a $50 annual donation is recommended.

What makes it special: Known simply as “The Dog Park” around the Neighborhood, Orianna Hill Park is an L-shaped parcel of land used by dogs and their owners, picnickers, and gardeners. The dog runs extend from Orianna Street east to N. 3rd Street with entry and exit gates on the Orianna Street and 3rd Street sides.

4. Seger Dog Park

Neighborhood: Washington Square West

Address: 1001 Rodman St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hours: Open 24 hours

Cost: Yearly membership fee requested.

What makes it special: The grassy hill of Seger Park had long been used as a de facto recreational area for canines and humans, but the creation of a dog run would give community members a safe, dedicated space for their pups to play off leash. The park is a fully fenced-in, mulched area with multiple amenities for dogs and pet parents, including a water park area, hydrants, statues, and multiple food vendors.

5. Schuylkill River Park Dog Run

Neighborhood: Fitler Square

Address: 25th & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours: Open 24 hours

Cost: Free

What makes it special: Leashed pets welcome throughout this riverside park, which also includes an enclosed dog run with fountains and a separate small dog area. Fire hydrants, kiddie pools, and drinking fountains make this place even more pawsome!


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