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Looking for a nice park to go to with your pup? Danville has a number of wonderful dog parks (or dog-friendly parks) from which you can take your pick. Your pet can meet other dogs and have fun while you enjoy a restful day outdoors. These parks are also great for people who have kids.
Here’s a list of our favorite Danville dog parks:
- Hap Magee Ranch Park
This one’s fairly well-known as a dog park. It started out as a summer camp for orphans, turned into a ranch for longhorn steer, and was finally developed into the park it is today. The park is open literally 24×7. Can’t go to sleep and want to go have a walk with your ever-ready dog? You’re welcome!
The Hap Magee Ranch Park has a lot to offer – fun activities for kids (including a tunnel of tubes that spray water, so get a towel and a change of clothes!), large open fields, walking trails, picnic spots, and a play area for dogs.
- Osage Station Park
This park is spread across 35 acres and includes a rose garden, picnic tables, children’s play area, and various sports facilities. It’s great for a day out during the weekend – it’s open from 5 AM-10 PM throughout the week. The park is perfectly dog-friendly – no leash necessary.
It has lots of other facilities and activities – playground sandbox for kids, train station, clean bathrooms, charming meandering paths, and some lovely plants! The park is a popular spot among locals, so you should see a lot of people around. It has dog fountains so your pooch can have a drink and large open spaces for him/her to run around in.
- Oak Hill Park
Located at 3005 Stone Valley Road, this park’s another great option for you and your four-legged friend. Dogs are allowed leash-free in the dog run area. It has hiking and horse track trails, a pond with a trail around it, BBQ pits, a summer concert series, and a much-liked water feature. Sports options include a volleyball court, tennis courts, and basketball courts. A relaxing day out with the kids and the dog? Yessir!
The park has restrooms. You and your dog can enjoy the long trails, the wide open spaces, the labyrinth, picnic areas, and much more. And of course, you can rest in the sun and get a lovely tan. It’s open from 6 AM to 6 PM, so early birds can get in too.
- Sycamore Valley Park
This park’s open from 7:30 AM to 7 PM, all seven days a week. The park has ball fields, bocce courts, long and well-maintained paths, a playground, picnic area, and BBQ pits. Great for a day of wholesome, outdoorsy fun!
There are two play areas in this park – for younger children, and for slightly older ones. It also has a water feature which is turned on during warmer weather. The picnic area is next to a delightful little pond that your pup will love!
Many of these parks allow dogs without a leash, but you’re advised to bring a leash along for the benefit of other visitors (and children) who may be afraid of animals. Additionally, please carry some plastic baggies and disposable gloves in case your puppy wants to go to the bathroom.