Delaware is one of the smallest states. Its motto is “The First State.” Whatever its story, this Mid-Atlantic state does offer a handful of fun off-leash dog parks. A couple of them are located on water where you can take your dog to go swimming!
Lums Pond Dog Park
This is a five-acre dog park. Make sure your dog is well-behaved, as it’s not fenced, though it’s far from traffic so you don’t have to worry about that factor. It is surrounded by brush and vegetation. It is on a pond, where dogs are allowed to go swimming. It does have picnic tables, benches and waste disposal bags.
Pike Creek, Delaware
This is a great dog park, and it’s big and scenic. It features a dog swimming area, trees, water, waste bins and tables. Its located inside greater Carousel Park, next to the Enchanted Lake.
Brandywine Park Off Leash Area
Talley Day Bark Park
This dog park features two separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. It also has a water fountain that sprays into bowls on the ground for dogs to drink. It also has waste bags. It is well kept and they lay down mulch twice a year.
Rockford Park Off Leash Area
This park has a small dog park that is not fenced in. The greater park has areas for grilling, hiking and picnicking, as well as athletic fields and restrooms. The centerpiece of the park is a 100-year-old Rockford Tower, and there are nice wooded areas and views of the city.
Iron Hill Dog Park
This is a new park that opened in 2008. It features separated areas for large and small dogs, benches and trees for shade. It’s a large park with lots of room for dogs to run around. Be careful about poison ivy, however. Though a popular park for the area, it’s not too busy during the week.
Levels Road Dog Park
This is a huge dog park that opened in 2008. It has five acres for the big dogs, and then three acres for small dogs! It also has grass and drinking fountains. It is gaining popularity, but many locals claim the park needs some improvements.