Cincinnati Ranks No. 35 for Top Dog Park Cities in America by the Trust for Public Land

Eh, that's a pretty good ranking.

Mar 21, 2019 at 10:35 am
click to enlarge The dog park at Washington Park - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The dog park at Washington Park

The Trust for Public Land, which "creates parks and protects land for people," has released their rankings for the top 100 cities in America for dog parks. The ranking is based on the number of dog parks for every 100,000 residents in a city and assorted other data. 

Boise, Idaho ranks No. 1 with 5.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents and Cincinnati ties for No. 35 (which is pretty good) with 1.3 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Other cities at No. 35 are Austin, Texas; Fresno, California; Des Moines, Iowa; and Saint Paul, Minnesota. New York City has the most dog parks in a city general, with 145 parks.

“Dog parks are built for dogs, but are fantastic resources for people,” said Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, in a release. “As anyone who has chatted with a neighbor while taking their four-legged friend to the dog park knows, community is created there. Having places to meet our neighbors can help us find common ground and encourages everyone to get outside.”

According to the trust's 2019 survey, there are 810 off-leash dog parks in the largest 100 American cities, an increase of 37 parks over 2018 and 344 parks since 2009.

See the full rankings here: tpl.org/dogparks.