Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Services provides two dog play areas in city parks, both open from dawn to dusk. An annual Off-Leash Dog Permit is required for access to the designated off-leash dog play areas. Permits/tags are on sale in the Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office.
Swift Run Park
A joint City-County Swift Run Dog Park (off-leash) at the Swift Run Park, located at the northeast corner of the Swift Run landfill. It is bounded on the north by Ellsworth Road and on the east by Platt Road. The 10-acre Swift Run Dog Park is maintained in partnership with Washtenaw County with financial contributions from both the City and County.
Map: Swift Run Park (pdf)
Olson ParkDog_Park_Packet.pdfTo obtain a Dog Park Registration form and hard copies of all the pdf documents above, visit the City of Ann Arbor Clerk's Office, Ann Arbor City Hall, 100 N. Fifth Avenue, second floor.
An off-leash dog play area at Olson Park, located in the south-central portion of the park.
Map: Olson Park (pdf)
An annual Off-Leash Dog Permit is required for access to the designated off-leash dog play areas. The permitting requirement enables the City to provide safe environments in off-leash dog play areas for users and their pets.
The permitting process requires owners to provide health and safety documentation, specifically current rabies vaccination certificate and dog license, and a Waiver & Release Form to comply with established Rules for use of dog play areas. Dog owners must have their dog licensed with the City, County or other municipal jurisdiction to apply for an off-leash dog permit. We've also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer all your questions. Click the PDF link below to down the dog park packet.
Click here to link to Natural Area Preservation (NAP) website
City seeks input on potential new dog parks
Your input and feedback are important to us! The desire for additional dog parks is identified in the current City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan (an element of the City Master Plan). In an effort to ensure the Park Advisory Commission is responding to this need in an appropriate manner, the public is being asked for input on where one or more dog parks could be located and what types of amenities should be considered for inclusion in new and existing dog parks.
Complete a survey:
We invite everyone to take the dog park survey, whether or not you have a dog. In total, the survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time, and thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts. The survey link is www.surveymonkey.com/s/7YXPKXG, or please call 734.794.6230 ext. 42590 to receive a paper copy. The survey will remain open through Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
Attend a public meeting:
• Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cobblestone Farm Barn (2781 Packard Road)
• Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Traverwood Library, 3333 Traverwood Drive
Email your input:
firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website: at http://www.a2gov.org/parks.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in public meetings Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the city clerk’s office at 734.794.6140; via email to email@example.com or by written request addressed/mailed or delivered to Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office, 301 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Requests need to be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.