Our dog is not a social kind of guy. He likes his space and the quiet he gets out here in the country. However, we haven’t always lived in the country.
Back in the day, we lived in the suburbs of Little Rock and our backyard was small. We enjoyed taking our dog to the dog park to run and play with other large dogs. Usually, they all ended up wrestling.
It make us happy to see him worn out from so much excitement!
Dog Parks in Central Arkansas
If you have a furry friend who needs a day of play, there are many excellent dog parks in Central Arkansas that will do the trick!
1. Sherwood Dog Park
The Sherwood Dog Park has 11,000 square feet of fenced fun for your dog!
There are two separate sections available, one for smaller dogs under 25 pounds, and another section for larger dogs. The area is partly shaded, and is open from sunrise to sunset. Additionally, a playground is close by for the kids, too. -source
800 Fairway Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120
2. Burns Park Dog Park in North Little Rock
The perks of this park (besides it’s size) is the proximity to other great attractions in Burns Park!
This two-acre dog park, located at 4200 Joe K Poch Road, is designed with two fenced areas separated for small-medium, and medium-large dogs. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. -source
Burns Park is Arkansas’s largest urban municipal park. This park has so much to offer for anyone who wants to get some fresh air! At Burns Park, you will find two disc gold courses, baseball & softball complexes, playgrounds, a campground, trails, and more!
4200 Joe Poch Rd
North Little Rock, AR 72118
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3. Paws Park at Murray in Little Rock
Paws Park at Murray Park is Little Rock’s first fenced, off-leash dog park. You will love the friendly atmosphere on these two shady acres of fun!
Amenities include: five foot high chain link fencing around two acres for large dogs, four foot high chain link fencing around a half acre for small dogs, secure area for entering and exiting the park, water troughs and fountains in each area, benches, parking, trash cans and mutt mitts for cleaning up after your dog. Restrooms are located in the nearby playground area. -source
5900 Rebsamen Park Rd
Little Rock, AR 72202
Near this Dog Park, you will also find the Big Dam Bridge which is perfect for a long walk on a beautiful day!
4. Conway’s PetSafe Dog Park
Conway’s PetSafe Dog Park is a large fenced-in park with separate areas for small and big dogs.
There are also great places for dog owners to sit in the shade.
Just follow the signs and paw prints!
Acorn Kid Loop
Conway, AR 72032
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5. Jacksonville Dog Park
The Jacksonville Dog Park is a nice, shady area in Dupree Park. There are two large fenced areas for big and small dogs.
When we have visited there, it was quiet with rarely other dogs. Which is great if your dog just wants to run but, if your dog is the social type, you might want to check out the nearby dog parks in Sherwood or Cabot.
217 S.Redmond Road
Jacksonville, AR 72076
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6. Cabot Dog Park
Enjoy playing with your fur babies in a fun and safe environment!
Large and Small Dog Areas
Open daily 8 a.m. till dusk
1881 Kerr Station Road
Cabot, AR 72023
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7. Pat Dodson Dog Park in Maumelle
This dog park is especially fun because of the unique obstacles it has for your dog. The tunnels and doggy playground equipment make this dog park a fun experience for dogs and humans!
Located directly across from Maumelle Animal Services at:
425 Cogdell Dr
Maumelle, AR 72113