Just as exercising and socializing are important to humans, exercising and socializing are also important to dogs. Dogs that get more exercise and interaction with other dogs and people are happier, healthier, and well behaved.
We’ve rounded up list of dog parks and dog friendly trails where you and your dog can stretch your legs and have fun. The Greenville County Rec has designated specific park areas throughout the city as off-leash dog areas for your canine friend. Some of these are also managed by private organizations. Now keep in mind that you are always responsible for your dog, especially in a dog park. A dog park is not a place where you can just leave your dog and let it mind its own business. Watch your dog, pick up its waste, and leave if it gets too crowded or unruly.With all of these in mind, here are some of the dog parks and dog friendly trails in the greater Greenville area.
Greenville, SC Dog Parks
Pelham Mill Dog Park (Off-leash Dog Park)
Amenities include large and small dog area, benches, water station, dog play features, sand run
Location: 2770 E Phillips Rd, Greer, SC 29650
Six Wags of Greer A K-9 Fun Park (Off-leash Dog Park)
This is an 8 acre dog park that has 3 separate areas to visit depending on how well your dog gets along with others. There is a small fee of $5 per day when you come to this park, the fee goes to the park maintenance.
Location: 3671 N Hwy 14, Greer, SC 29651
Phone number: 864-895-9191
Conestee Dog Park (Off-leash Dog Park)
This is Greenville’s newest dog park located at Conestee Park. The dog park features fully-fenced play areas, with separate sections for large and small dogs. Amenities include benches, water station, and dog play features.
Location: 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Pavilion Recreation Complex Dog Park (Off-leash Dog Park)
This dog park is part of the Pavilion Recreation Complex. It has two separate areas for small dogs 25 pounds and less, and another for dogs over 25 pounds. The park features water station, picnic tables and benches for the people, and dog play features.
Location: 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors SC, 29687
Simpsonville Dog Spot (Off-leash Dog Park)
It is the only dog park in the Golden Strip. The park has separate areas for large (over 35 pounds) and small dogs (under 35 pounds). Amenities include fenced area for dogs, bag dispensers, canine water fountains, and benches. The park is free and open from dawn to dusk.
Location: 100 Park Drive, Simpsonville SC, 29681
Hagood Dog Park-Easley (Off-leash Dog Park)
This dog park has a separate small dog area, drinking water, benches, and some agility equipment.
Location: 110 Old Liberty Rd, Easley, SC 29640
Greenville, SC Dog Friendly Trails
Swamp Rabbit Trail
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a popular 18.6-mile walking/biking trail that passes through downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest. This is a great place to give your four-legged friend some exercise in the middle of the summer.
Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mountain State Park is a beautiful state park near downtown Greenville, SC. You can bring your favorite pet along. Dogs are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are on a leash not longer than six feet.
Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park on the Reedy is located in the heart of downtown Greenville and is the perfect spot for a stroll with your canine friend. Keep in mind that your dog must be leashed at all times and you must clean up your dog’s waste. Poop bag dispensers are located throughout the park. Your dogs will have a great time bonding with other dogs too.
Lake Conestee Nature Park
The trails at Lake Conestee Nature Park provides a great place for your dog to stretch and exercise. The trails are shaded and well marked and it’s just right next to the dog park. Just remember to follow the park’s dog policy, dogs must remain on leash and are not permitted into water or wetland areas.