On Our Trails
We have nature and paved trails that make an enjoyable day for you and your canine friend. There are just a few rules to follow to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.
- All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. Pets must remain on a leash even on back trails and those less-traveled. This is for the safety of your pet, our guests, and the wildlife that reside in our parks.
- Pets must be kept under physical control and not be a nuisance.
- Please clean up after your pet. Cleanup bag dispensers are located at each trailhead and are also available from the Park District Rangers. Trash cans are provided at the parking lots and along the trails to dispose of waste.
- Dogs on leashes are now permitted on the Parcours trails at our parks.
- Dogs are permitted at the water's edge in our lakes provided they remain on a leash. Dogs must be under your control at all times.
- Please stay on the trails and do not disturb the plants and wildlife.
- Pets are not permitted in play areas. This includes Highfield Discovery Garden, playgrounds, wet playgrounds or inside any of our buildings.
The Hamilton County Park District also maintains a dog park at Armleder Park. This dog park, which opened in 2006, has become a very popular spot. It has large play fields, a separate field for small dogs and a canopied area with dog shower and drinking fountains. There is also a 1.9 mile paved trail at Armleder Park. On the trail, pets must be leashed and follow all rules above. Armleder Park is located at 5057 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45226.
Miami Whitewater Forest
Our newest venture is an 11-acre dog park to be built at Miami Whitewater Forest. When completed in 2014, the Simmonds Family Dog Park will be the largest dog park in the region. The Hamilton County Parks Foundation is working with the Park District and the SPCA Cincinnati to fund design and construction as well as to purchase the necessary amenities. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall of 2012. The sole intent is to fund the project with contributions to the Hamilton County Parks Foundation.
The Simmonds Family Dog Park will be the largest public dog park to offer:
Please see more information on our Hamilton County Parks Foundation website to find out how you can become an integral part of this project.
- Four separate fields, including an all-season play field.
- Trees and structures to provided needed shade for canines and their owners.
- Benches strategically located throughout the dog park.
- Dog agility equipment and play zones.
- A farm education and animal care facility adjacent to the dog park to be constructed by SPCA Cincinnati.