Six dog-friendly parks

Six dog-friendly parks

Kirk Park Dog Beach

9791 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive

Located just off Lakeshore Drive, Kirk Park is a dog owner’s best friend in the summer with its acres of woods, sandy dunes and a pristine Lake Michigan shoreline for their furry friends to enjoy. At the southernmost area of the park, dogs can roam free at the off-leash beach.

Helder Dog Park

3751 104th Ave., Zeeland

You and your dog can roam free at this 4-acre, off-leash dog park in Holland Charter Township. The fenced-in park has double-gated entrances and separate areas for both large and small dogs, drinking fountains with dog bowls and walking paths.

Coast Guard Park

18161 North Shore Drive, Ferrysburg

Coast Guard Park is fun for the entire family. The park’s west end has a fenced-in area for dogs to play and run off-leash. The park also offers baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a picnic shelter, play area, restrooms, grills and picnic tables.

Park Township Dog Park

1180 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland

This fenced-in, off-leash dog park is a popular one in Holland, which also offers drinking water during the summer months. The park is broken up into two sections: one for large dogs, and one for smaller breeds. It’s located just adjacent to the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

Quincy Dog Park

4260 144th Ave., Holland

This 5-acre, off-leash dog park has a variety of dog-friendly amenities for your pup. The park is completely fenced in with double-gated entrances, separate areas for large dogs and small dogs (under 25 pounds), asphalt walking paths, tables and benches, plenty of security lighting, and drinking fountains with dog bowls. 

Tails & Trails Dog Park

6359 134th Ave., Saugatuck

Your pet can play off-leash at this large dog park — Saugatuck’s only off-leash dog park — which is fully fenced in with a separate small dog area with grass, sand and trees for plenty of shade to cool off during the summer months. Owners also can relax in the gazebo while dogs run around and play.