4 Great Parks Near Mansfield to Bring Your Dog this Summer

When the summer approaches, nothing is better than getting outside and spending some time under the sun, especially if you’re doing it with your furry friend. They love the outdoors and getting plenty of exercise, just like you do.

The good news is that there are some excellent parks for you and your pooch if you live in the Mansfield / Crestline area. If you aim to spend an afternoon out and about with your favorite furry pal, here are four parks you should consider visiting.

Believe us, your dog will thank you for it!

Maize Memorial Dog Park

3311 Milligan Rd, Ontario

This is an off-leash park that boasts several distinct areas for both large and small dogs. Both areas have lots of room for them to run around and play, too. Larger dogs can enjoy some fun obstacles to jump over and play around. When you encounter other owners you can bet they’ll be friendly, too. This is a welcoming park! Just make sure you bring water for your dog (and you), because there aren’t many shade trees here.

Peppy Paws Pooch Park

1046 Co Rd 1175, Ashland

Boasting distinct areas for large dogs and small dogs, Peppy Paws is an ideal place for dog owners who want to feel safe knowing their doggy friend won’t get into too much mischief as they play. This park is worth recommending because it is well maintained and clean, and there is lots of space for you and your dog to stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoors.

Richland B & O Trail


This is among the 1,600 trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which automatically makes it something special. Indeed, Richland B&O is less of a park and more of an adventure. Enjoy a lengthy walk through a beautiful natural setting with your dog and take in all wild Ohio has to offer. There is so much for your dogs to see and sniff, they’ll come home exhausted from all the fun and content for days. And so will you!

Charles Mill Lake Park and Campgrounds

1277A SR 430, Mansfield

Though this isn’t strictly a dog park, leashed dogs are welcome here. That’s good for you and your dog, since this park boasts a large area with lots to see, do, and explore. The beach is open to dogs during the off season, too, making it a fantastic stretch of open space to explore once the summer has wrapped up.

Not many things are better than spending some time outside with your dog. Now that the coldest days of year have passed, it’s prime time to get outside and have some fun. Between these four parks, plus any others we overlooked, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do it, too.

So enjoy your day, enjoy your summer, and enjoy time with your furry pal. They deserve it