Best Dog Parks in Center City

March 24, 2022

From dog parks to public trails, there is no shortage of places you can take your dog out for a stroll. Whether you’re feeling rugged and adventurous or more metropolitan, there’s something for everyone (and every dog). We’re highlighting a few of our favorite dog parks to visit in Center City.

Seger Dog Park

Minutes from Spruce Street Commons, Seger Dog Park is an off-leash dog run in Seger Park. Not only is this dog park good for our furry friends, but it’s also good for the environment. Through clean-up initiatives and the use of eco-friendly materials, Seger Dog Park actively works to beautify the neighborhood and support local businesses.

Photo: Seger Dog Park

Seger Dog Park is not your typical dog park. Instead of grass, they have artificial turf throughout the park. The park is very well maintained and has multiple shaded areas for pups and visitors. There are dog baths for your pup to cool down during a hot summer's day as well as monthly events to keep you and your dog entertained.

Although Seger Dog Park is a public park, they welcome donations to support the maintenance of the dog park.

Big Dog Run

Located in Schuykill River Park, Big Dog Run is not only for big dogs, they’re open to dogs of all sizes. There are two main areas in the park, one for larger dogs and another one for smaller dogs and puppies. Because of the artificial turf, this park is always well maintained. With multiple trees and benches throughout, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind while your pup makes a new friend.

Photo: Schuykill River Dog Park Yelp

During the warmer months, Big Dog Run has kiddie pools, free toys, and water stations throughout to keep dogs refreshed and entertained. This is one of our favorite dog parks because of the scenic views. Big Dog Run has direct access to the Schuykill River Trail so you can take advantage and go for a long walk.

Green Street Dog Park

Nested in the Spring Garden community, Green Street Dog Park is all about keeping things green and eco-friendly. In addition to beautifying the Spring Garden community, the Park is committed to remaining a respectful and conscientious neighbor.

Photo: Green Street Dog Park

Green Street Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in a quiet, quarter-acre fenced-in lot. There is a watering station available as well as separate areas for large and small dogs to play in. Although Green Street Dog Park is a membership-based facility, they are always welcoming new members.