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Top Dog Parks in Kansas City

Living in a city, it can be difficult to find open spaces to go off-leash to let pets run off some zoomies. Luckily, Kansas City has several great local dog parks for dogs of all shapes and sizes to explore, play, meet other dogs and embrace the zoomies.

When visiting a dog park, keep in mind that most are run by the honor system with the expectation that pets, and pet parent will abide by the rules of the park.

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Here are four great dog parks destinations Kansas City.

1) Leawoof Dog Park

106th & Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS, US 66211

Located within a 66-acre park with a fenced in area for large dogs and a separate area for smaller dogs, Leawoof Dog Park is a popular spot for Leawood’s dogs. The large area provides plenty of open space for dogs of all sizes to run around as well as an agility course for dogs to explore. Leawoof has special doggie drinking fountains and shaded areas to keep Leawood’s pets cool and hydrated. The hours are sunrise to sunset. The park is closed on Thursday mornings between 6 and 10AM for routine maintenance.

2) Dogwood Park

51 NW Victoria Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64066

Lee’s Summit’s second off-leash dog park, Dogwood Park is a 5-acre space featuring small and large dog areas, an obstacle course, dog walking path and a popular water fountain for hot KC summer days. Dogwood Park is open from 6AM to sunset or 9PM (whichever comes first) and is closed on Wednesdays before 9AM for weekly maintenance.

3) Waggin’ Trail Dog Park

432 E 32nd Avenue North Kansas City, MO 64116

As a partner to both Kansas City Parks & Recreation and North Kansas City Parks & Recreation, Waggin’ Trail Dog Park is perfectly located for North Kansas City residents. At 4.7 acres, Waggin’ Trail offers plenty of space to roam, including separate areas for large and small dogs. Both areas include obstacle courses, water fountains and shaded areas. There is a walking trail located around the off-leashed areas. Waggin’ Trail is open from 6AM to sunset or 9PM (whichever is first).

4) Bar K Kansas City

501 Berkley Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64120

Bar K is a combination dog park, bar/restaurant and event space designed to bring pups and pup owners together in a space to meet, play and engage. In addition to the bar/restaurant and dog park, Bar K offers events such as Puppies’ Night Out, live music and Bar K Running Club for dogs and dog parents. Bar K also has dedicated “Dogtenders” so pet parents can take time to enjoy the restaurant and bar while their pets play. Bar K offers membership for unlimited access and guest passes for individual visits and is opened 9AM to 10AM Monday to Saturday and 9AM to 8PM on Sundays.