The 5 Best Dog Parks in Lexington

Written by Emilio Brown
Published: June 27, 2022
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Lexington is a city in Kentucky known for equestrian sports and thoroughbred racetracks. A few of the large open fields have been turned into dog parks. Off-leash dog parks are important in helping your dog learn how to play and socialize with other pups. 

Like most cities, Lexington requires all dogs to have proof of appropriate licensing and vaccinations before entering the park. All around Lexington, dog parks provide something fun for your pup. When visiting a dog park, your pup may be off-leash but should always be under your control to keep the park safe for others to use. 

Whether you’re visiting or you live in Lexington if you have a furry friend, it’s good to find a park they’ll love. We can help you find the perfect park with our list of the 5 best dog parks in Lexington.  

1. Pleasant Ridge Park

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A small dog park, Pleasant Ridge Dog Park, is around .5 acres.


Pleasant Ridge Park
Location 1350 Pleasant Ridge Dr, Lexington, KY 40509
Hours 6 AM-9:30 PM
Price Free 

Inside Pleasant Ridge Park, you can find a fenced off-leash dog area. Here your pup can run and play freely while you sit and watch. This small dog park has a double-gated entrance for safe entering and exiting. There is a gravel walking trail around the fence surrounding a grassy play area. Small recently planted trees provide little to no shade in the park. 

A few benches have been placed around the park, so owners have somewhere to sit and watch their pooch. Trash cans and doggy poop bags are supplied by the park. Picking up after your furry friend is required at all dog parks in Lexington. After rainy days, the dog area can get pretty muddy, so be prepared to take a dirty dog home. 

The park is small; busy days can make the dog play area feel pretty crowded. Pleasant Ridge dog park doesn’t get busy very often, usually just on the weekends. Evenings can get busy during the week but not crowded. 

2. Coldstream Park

Coldstream Park
Location 1850 Pisacano Dr, Lexington, KY 40511
Hours 8 AM-8 PM
Price Free 

The Coldstream park in north Lexington has beautiful trails and a large off-leash dog play area. The dog park is separated into two large fields; one for small dogs and one for big dogs. Both areas of the dog park are open grassy fields, so there aren’t many shady spots. Some small trees are found around the open area but don’t provide much shade. 

One water fountain is used for both sections of the park, and it sits on top of a small hill near some benches inside the off-leash area. Coldstream dog park doesn’t get busy very often, though there are almost always a few pups for your pooch to play with. This dog park is big, so there is always plenty of room for your furry friend to play. 

3. Jacobson Park Dog Park

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The grass and dirt surfacing at Jacobson Park Dog Park is easy on your dog’s paws but may get them muddy in the rainy season.


Jacobson Park Dog Park
Location 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington, KY 40509
Hours 8 AM-8 PM
Price Free 

In southeast Lexington inside Jacobson Park is Jacobson Park, Dog Park. Two separate large fields are there for small and large dogs to play safely in their own areas. The park is landscaped with grass and dirt. The rainy season can make this dog park pretty muddy. Benches are scattered around the park giving owners places to sit while their pooch plays.

Doggy poop bags are supplied by the park, and trash cans can be found near the entrance for easy cleanup and disposal. Two water fountains are available on either side of the off-leash area. Dog water bowls are also available around the dog area. Donated toys are always around the park giving your dogs something to keep them entertained. 

Jacobson Dog Park is a great place for dogs to come and run around. The open space gives them tons of room to play and socialize. Because the park is so large, it’s often busy but not crowded. Weekends are typically busiest from the early afternoon to evening. 

4. Masterson Station Dog Park

Masterson Station Dog Park
Location 3051 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY 40511
Hours 8 AM-8 PM
Price Free 

If you’re looking for a large dog park in the north Lexington area, then look no further than Masterson Station Dog Park. Masterson Station Park is an equestrian riding training park. Inside the off-leash area, there are two sections; one is an open grassy field, and the other has benches and shady trees. 

The countryside provides beautiful scenery all around this park. Small footpaths around the edges of the dog area provide a good place for you to walk around the park with your pups. Doggy bags can be found outside the entrance, and trash cans are all over the dog area. A water fountain to fill dog bowls and water bottles has been recently installed.   

5. Wellington Dog Park

Dog Park Series - Lake Hollywood Dog Park

The landscape at Wellington dog park is open and grassy.

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Wellington Dog Park
Location Wellington Park, 565 Wellington Way, Lexington, KY 40503
Hours 7 AM-8 PM
Price Free 

Located in Southwest Lexington, Wellington dog park is a fun off-leash area to visit. Here your pooch can play in a natural landscape with an open grassy field and small hills to run up and down. Trees are spread all over the park, providing lots of shady spots for you and your furry friend to enjoy. The park is separated into two grassy fields for all dogs to enjoy. 

A water pump inside the dog area supplies fresh cool water to keep your dog hydrated. Benches and picnic tables around the park provide shady comfortable spots for owners to keep an eye on their pooch. Doggy bags are available at the park entrance, and trash cans can be found throughout. 

Near the dog area, you can take your leashed dog on a walk to the creek and on the surrounding walkways and trails. There are usually a few dogs inside the park for your pup to play with.

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