Swift Run Dog Park


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Swift Run Dog Park is located at the northeast corner of the Swift Run landfill, at the corner of Platt Road and Ellsworth Road in southeast Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. View the Ann Arbor Dog Parks page to learn more about the dog parks and permits. An annual off-leash dog permit ​is required for access to off-leash areas at Swift Run Park.​ ​The 1​0-acre Swift Run Dog Park is maintained in partnership with Washtenaw County with financial contributions from both the city and county.​ See additional information at Washtenaw County's page​ for Swift Run. The entire perimeter is fenced, with two gated entrances that permit a safe transition in and out of the dog park. There is a separate fenced area for dogs less than 20 pounds. Each dog play area has benches, waste stations, and plenty of room to run. There is an information board near the porta john, and an information stand by the entrance. ​

Maintenance Updates

Swift Run Dog Park occasionally needs extra maintenance due to being built on top of a landfill. The City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission are committed to providing a safe park that adheres to regulatory standards from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Park Notices

Unless otherwise posted per City Council resolution, when a park is closed, no person shall remain in or enter it other than to quietly sit or walk.​

Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules.

Park Hours

6 a.m. – 10 p.m.





Fenced-in Dog Park


Portable Restroom


Landfill Bins



Access and Parking

There is a parking lot off of Platt Road.​

There is a sidewalk along the east side of Platt Road, but no bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation

The closest bus stop is on East Ellswo​rth at Platt Road, about a 5 minute walk to the park.​ Visit TheRide​ for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide​​. ​​​

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Ann Arbor's city parks sit on the ancestral and traditional homelands​ of several indigenous Native peoples. Read a land acknowledgement​​ from the city and learn more a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

​Ann Arbor Parks have three dog parks. They are located in Swift Run Park, Olson Park, and Broadway Park. These off-leash dog parks were approved to operate in 2007. An agreement was signed with Washtenaw County to share operating expenses at Swift Run. The land is owned by the city.


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