Akron Dog Park (at Cascade Valley Park)

Clean, fenced in space for dogs to play.
Secure entry and exit gates
499 Memorial Parkway
Akron, OH
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City of Akron
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Other Notes: This dog park park has drinking water, benches, and shade. It is supported by BARC.
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Dstrittenhousr's picture
Super cute dog park

Nice, clean, large play area with cute dog training stations. Garbage, poop bags and benches scattered throughout. We had a really great time!

Trom33's picture
Great open space

This park offers a great open play and excercise space for the dogs and as long as pet owners stay responsible and use/respect it as it was intended, its a great place. Been there 4 or 5 times now. Thank you to all who help to take care of this park.

KarmaCycle's picture
Used to be better

I live literally up the road from the park, and was really counting on this being our daily social-play area since we don't have a fenced-in yard. Another poster mentioned there occasionally being a "bad apple," but we've found this to be more often than not and are tired of having to leave to avoid/accommodate those who are irresponsible. Most recent example was a mother with a very small child (maybe 2 or 3) carrying a drink and food and wandering off. She came to me and complained that my dog was nipping at her child. I hadn't seen that happen, thought the mom was petting him from where I was at, but I told her I was sorry and decided to leash my pup to leave - but made the unholy mistake of mentioning that it IS posted that small children shouldn't be in the park. She stared my down, accused me of insulting her parenting, and then said she'd be happy to "make a call." Like, really?? To the police? There were only four other dogs in the park, and all of us left.

Of course this is probably the most extreme example of a "bad apple" I could have come across (I hope..) but for us it was kind of the final straw after having to leave so many times because of aggressive and humping dogs. So we're investing in a fence, and taking him to Bow Wow Beach on the weekends - which is the best dog park in the area, but isn't open year round.

DogRunner's picture
Great Non-Profit Operated Local Dog Park

Akron dog park is centrally located in the heart of Akron.

I've found both the dogs and dog owners there to be very friendly and welcoming. Occasionally there will be a bad apple and every dog can have a bad day, so that's when you leave the park and just return another time. I've seen people take real good care minding their dog and remove them from the park when needed, and I've seen people ask others to remove their dogs. It's a self-policed dog park and rule enforcement works out nicely 9 out of 10 times.

There is plenty of shade within the park and there are benches where you can sit and relax while the dogs do their thing. The agility course is fun for teaching your dog new tricks. The parking lot is not paved and that can be messy if it has rained recently and the same can be said for the ground in the park. Restrooms are onsite nearby (although a bit of a long walk) and the entire facility is maintained nicely by dog park volunteers (waste bags and hand sanitizer are provided).

rihard2000's picture
Great park.

This is a great dog park with many friendly dogs for your best friend to play with. The park features a double-gated entry, water sources, clean-up bags, hand-sanitizer, garbage cans, benches and shade trees.