Dog Parks

The Arts, Parks and Recreation department manages two off-leash dog parks in the City of Athens, OH. One dog park is located in the West State Street Park and the other dog park on the Athens Community Center campus located on East State Street. We are seeking input from dog park users about proposed changes to the existing dog parks and we would appreciate your input! Click here to access the survey.


There are two dog parks located within the Athens city limits. 

  1. The West State Dog Park - located behind the softball fields and main concession stand on West State Street. 
  2. The East State Dog Park - located just off of East State Street at the intersection of Park Drive and East State Street, near the Athens City Pool.

When using one of our dog parks please remember to:

  • Close all gates
  • Clean up after messes
  • Be courteous to other dog owners by using a leash within the confines of the fence and keeping your dog under control.