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Indy's 19 Most Playful Parks and Pet-Friendly Trails

In Partnership with Noah's Animal Hospitals

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The sun is shining, the weather is perfect and that old walk around the block with your fur baby just isn’t gonna cut it. So, where to?! Luckily for you, Fido (and Fluffy), Indianapolis is thriving with picturesque parks and greenways that are pet-friendly! Pup need a break from the leash? There’s a wide array of wide open off-leash parks for him to romp through until his heart’s content and he’s ready for that ride home nap in the backseat too :) Don't forget to make sure Fido & Fluffy are all up to date on their shots before you head to the park! Your nearest Noah's Animal Hospitals location can you help you out with that ;)

 

Off-Leash Parks 

 

Sunday fun day. #spoo #poodle_playoffs #poodle #dogsofinstaworld #dog #dogpark

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Broad Ripple Bark Park | 1550 Broad Ripple Ave | Website | Yelp

Off-leash dog park + large open field smack dab in the middle of Broad Ripple Ave & White River. Pooch Pass required. COST: Annual Pooch Pass: $75 first dog, 50% off 2nd & 3rd dogs. After July 1, passes discounted to $55, after September 1 - $40 *Note: Pooch Pass gets you in to any ​Indy Parks and Recreation Canine Companion Zones (Broad Ripple Park, Paul Ruster Park, Eagle Creek Park and Smock Park)

 

Just appreciating that sunset

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Paul Ruster Bark Park | 11300 E Prospect Street | Website | Yelp

Off-Leash bark park with two fenced-in play areas + wooded area, hills and trails for hiking. Pooch Pass required. COST: Annual Pooch Pass: $75 first dog, 50% off 2nd & 3rd dogs. After July 1, passes discounted to $55, after September 1 - $40 *Note: Pooch Pass gets you in to any ​Indy Parks and Recreation Canine Companion Zones (Broad Ripple Park, Paul Ruster Park, Eagle Creek Park and Smock Park)

 

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Fort Harrison Dog Park | 8725 Fall Creek Road | Website | Yelp

Off-leash dog park with three play areas + pet-friendly trails in the woods perfect for fuzzy and human nature lovers alike. Dog park pass required. COST: Annual pass: $75 per year, per dog. Daily park entrance fee: $5 or $8 per car.

 

 

IndyHumane Dog Park | 7929 Michigan Road | Website | Yelp 

Canine agility course, picnic tables + 1.5 miles of wooded trails for you and Fido to frolic through! Application required. COST: Annual pass: $75, $50 each additional dog. Daily pass: $10 per dog, per day; $5 each additional dog.

 

 

Smock Bark Park | 3901 E County Line Rd | Website | Facebook

 Wide open, large off-leash dog park. Pooch Pass Required. COST: Annual Pooch Pass: $75 first dog, 50% off 2nd & 3rd dogs. After July 1, passes discounted to $55, after September 1 - $40 *Note: Pooch Pass gets you in to any ​Indy Parks and Recreation Canine Companion Zones (Broad Ripple Park, Paul Ruster Park, Eagle Creek Park and Smock Park)

 

 

Club Canine Daycare & Boarding Yappy Hour | 622 S Rangeline Road | Website | Yelp

You and your humans are welcome to play together in Club Canine’s 5,000 square foot, indoor climate-controlled play space on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 6:30 – 8PM at no matter what the weather is like outside! Vaccination records & registration required. COST: $5 if you’re not a regular daycare client.

 

 

Four Paws Dog Park at University Park | 200 Legacy Blvd | Website | Yelp 

Off-leash dog park located in one of Greenwood’s largest, most popular parks with agility equipment, benches, pavilion with picnic tables and water fountains. Plenty of pup-friendly walking trails too! COST: Must be a Dog Park Member $40 annual, $30 for Greenwood residents.

 

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Avon-Washington Township Paw Park | County Road 575 East | Website

Washington Township Park maintains 160 acres of property including 5+ miles of trails and an Off-leash fenced Paw Park with agility equipment, shade shelter, benches & more. | COST: Annual Pass: $50 for one dog, $75 for two. Day Pass: $10 per dog. Must fill out Paw Park Application

 

❤️#nala #goldenretriever #fall

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Paw Patch Dog Park at Sarah T. Bolton Park | 1300 Churchman Ave | Website

Sarah T. Bolton Park features beautiful rolling topography with trails and a creek that winds throughout the 32 acre property, 1 acre of which is an off-leash Paw Park! COST: $35 annual pass + $10 entry key. Must register dog at Beech Grove City Hall.

 

Spending some play time with my bae. I'm going to miss my Jenna so much next year.

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Waggin’ Tails Bark Park at Louis J. Jenn Memorial Park | 10450 E 63rd Street | Website

Waggin’ Tails Bark Park has obstacle training equipment, benches and a double-bubbler water fountain that serves both humans & canines! COST: $40 Annual Pass for Lawrence Residents, $50 non-residents. $25 Key Deposit. Application & water bill (for proof of residency) required.

 

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Province Dog Park | 389 E Monroe Street, Franklin | Website

COST: $35 per dog annually, $12 for additional pup. Application required.   

 

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Plainfield Bark Park | 1007 Longfellow Drive, Plainfield | Website

Large, fenced-in off-leash area with agility equipment attached to Swinford Park. COST: Rec Center Members $20 per dog, Resident Non-Members $30 per dog, Non-Resident/Members $40 per dog. Registration required.

 

 

Pet Friendly Trails

 

 

Holliday Park | 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis | Website | Trail Map

Holliday Park encompasses 94-acres of beautiful greenery where you can hike more than 3.5 miles of picturesque trails or take a stroll around the one-of-a-kind Holliday Park Ruins. The only place you can’t bring your pup is the nature center! COST: FREE

 

All mine! #dogsonly #bettyspagetty #americanbulldog #dogpark

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We're both in a happy place ☀️

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Eagle Creek Park | 5900 N. High School Road | Website 

Eagle Creek is a favorite for Indy dogs and humans alike! Go for a walk on the trails, cool off with a swim, then let Fido loose in the Bark Park on your way out of the park – he’ll be napping all the way home! | COST: Annual Pooch Pass: $75 first dog, 50% off 2nd & 3rd dogs. After July 1, passes discounted to $55, after September 1 - $40. *Note: Pooch Pass gets you in to any ​Indy Parks and Recreation Canine Companion Zones (Broad Ripple Park, Paul Ruster Park, Eagle Creek Park and Smock Park)

 

Sunday Funday #BikingBengals Turn up your volume to hear Izzy girl yell at me when I try to get Harry's attention #DramaQueen

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The Monon Trail | From 10th Street all the way up to 96th Street | Map 

Indy’s most beloved trail with the Circle City’s coolest breweries, eateries and hang outs butted up against it all along the way. Click here for just a few. For proper Monon Trail Etiquette, click here. | COST: FREE

 

Hanna ❤️ #springtime

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Central Canal Towpath | 1020 Broad Ripple Ave. | Website | Map

The Central Canal Towpath is currently a little over 5 miles of compacted stone that stretches from Broad Ripple to Downtown. The perfect mix of urban & respite, the path runs past several cultural hotspots, gentle waters and woods. | COST: FREE

 

The light at the end of the tunnel. #gloriousgoldens #goldensofinstagram #ilovegolden_retrievers

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White River Greenway | Noblesville | Website | Map

The 3.25 mile paved trail begins on the edge of downtown Noblesville and travels through Forest Park and along the White River. | COST: FREE

 

Fog jogs are less creepy with a buddy

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The Big-4 Rail Trial | Zionsville | Website | Map

Formerly known as the Zionsville Rail Trail, this 3.75 mile long paved pathway forms the main spine of Zionsville’s 20+ mile-long trail system. | COST: FREE

 

 

White Lick Creek Trail | 500 W Main Street | | Website | Map 

Take the White Lick Creek trail up and down through Plainfield’s Friendship Gardens & jaunt over to Hummel Park, a dog friendly family park with volleyball courts, softball diamonds, soccer, five fishing lakes, great trails and access to White Lick Creek!  | COST: FREE

 

Don't have a furry friend to bring along with you to these awesome greenways and parks? Is your furbaby lonely for a walking / play-time buddy? There's plenty of pups and cats at the Humane Society for Hamilton County who would love to be part of your family! See who's available to adopt this month right here:

 

Hamilton Humane Society - Available Pets: July 2017

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Contact info to adopt: hshc@hamiltonhumane.com | 317-773-4974

 


Noah's Animal Hospitals & the Humane Society for Hamilton County are teaming up to help find loving homes for cats and dogs at their Noblesville location.

About Noah's Animal Hospitals: We are a family owned, locally operated group of veterinary clinic serving the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities. With eight convenient locations to serve you, including three 24 hour emergency hospitals, Noah’s is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the best possible health care and exceptional client service, exceeding your expectations with every interaction. In fact, they like to consider themselves “the best friend of your best friend.”

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