Midland's Only Dog Park
Located at Chippewassee Park - Due to necessary changes in 2009, the new layout of the Dog Park fencing is about half the size of the original park; it is now about 4 acres in size. Our goal in instituting these changes is to provide a facility that will be available for use on a more reliable basis with fewer closures due to flood damage.
History of the Park
Midland’s first and only dog park was created in 2005 at the westerly end of Chippewassee Park near the Trilogy Skate Park. The area was made possible by a generous gift of $40,000 from an anonymous donor and plans designed by a group of interested citizens and Parks and Recreation Department staff. The park is one element of the city's Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which was last adopted in March 2010.
The dog park is fenced-in, and has a combination of wooded and open areas where dogs can run free. A water source (during the warm weather months) and various agility courses are provided to make your pet’s romps more enjoyable. A separate area in the dog park is earmarked for smaller dogs and a gravel parking area has been added near the park for dog owners’ vehicles. Waste bags are provided for use at the park. Trails are compacted in the snow to allow easier walking for dog owners in the winter.
Please note that dog owners must be in control of their pets, and must clean up waste from their dogs.
The park is open from 8 a.m. until dusk.
Bark in the Park / Dog Days of Summer Learn great tips on caring for your pet, meet other dog lovers, and let your dog play! Visit the dog park every Wednesday in June, July and August for great dog events! On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. you’ll find volunteers from the SOS Animal Rescue who host the “Bark in the Park” program. The Humane Society of Midland County will be presenting “Dog Days of Summer” on the 1st and the 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The programs will include brief educational presentations on pet related issues, door prizes and plenty of time for your dog to run and enjoy the park with other dogs. No pre-registration is necessary.
The program may include brief educational presentations on pet related issues, door prizes and plenty of time for your dog to run and enjoy the park with other dogs. The program is only cancelled if the Park is closed. Otherwise, no matter what the weather conditions are, they will be there!