Cleveland Dog Park Tour: The Downtown Dog Park

This is the first post in the new Cleveland Dog Park Tour series! The posts will give the low down on local dogs parks, providing details on special features, the typical crowd and whatever else is interesting about the park and the surrounding area. And, best of all – the posts are submitted by you! Dogs in the CLE readers will be contributing each Dog Park Tour post.

First up – the newly opened Downtown Dog Park.  The dog park, about 3,500 square-feet in size, opened last October and is located at Settlers Park, an open area near the RTA station on the eastern bank of the Cuyahoga River. This post is submitted by Clair Labutta, and features photos of her dog Tucker.

Downtown Dog Park

The details: There are double gates and poop bag stations but no water dishes. Rules are posted in a pretty obvious place at the entrance. (The park also features a ramp play structure for extra dog fun!)


Busy times: Outside of the after work hour it’s pretty quiet – I think groups are sporadically there on the weekends too especially if the weather is good.

The crowd: Probably best for smaller dogs or calmer large dogs as it’s a small park so if you have more than one or two energetic large pups they might run out of space to play!


What’s nearby: There is also a path along the river to walk before/after going. Merwin’s Wharf is nearby and their patio is dog friendly.

Thanks Clair! If you’re interested in reviewing your local park, drop me a line at

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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