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Dog Parks - Small Dog Park is Open!

Large Dog Park Opens Spring 2020

General Information:

The Small off-leash Dog Park (30 lbs. and under) was opened in Summer 2019 in Nancy Moore Park.

The Large Dog Park (30 lbs. and over) will open in Spring 2020 in Central Park South.

An accessible pathway will be constructed between the Town Hall and Central Park South providing the necessary access to the large dog park. Fencing is being installed and a natural trail will be developed that will weave through the three-acre vegetated area.


Dog Park fees cover one year of registration/use at the dog parks. The year starts from the day the registrant picks up the electronic key fob at the Parks and Recreation Department located at 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos.

Meridian Township Residents: $20 for first dog, additional $15 for second dog.

Non-residents: $35 for first dog, $20 for second dog.


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Registration will soon be available.

Dog Park registration is required for access to the designated off-leash areas. The registration requirement enables the Township to provide safe environments in off-leash dog play areas for users and their pets. The fees will be used to maintain the high standards of Meridian Township’s two dog parks.

The registration process requires owners to provide health and safety documentation, specifically current rabies vaccination certificate and dog license and a waiver and release form to comply with established rules for use of dog play areas. Dog owners must have their dog licensed with the city, county, or other municipal jurisdiction to apply for dog park registration. As a friendly reminder, the owner is required to bring proof of dog license and rabies certificate when purchasing the dog park fob along with the payment.

If you would prefer a paper copy of the dog park registration form, please contact the main Parks and Recreation main phone number 517.853.4600, email Kayla Scelfo or visit the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation office at 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Haslett, MI 48840.

Dog Park Information

Meridian Dog Parks Map


  • Is there going to be a dog park?
  • Am I responsible for cleaning up after my dog?
  • Can I bring more than one dog to these parks?
  • Do I need to be a resident of Meridian Township to obtain a dog park permit?
  • Does Meridian Township have a dog leash law?
  • If I observe a problem at the park, what should I do?
  • If my pet is a service dog, do I need to purchase a dog park permit in Meridian Township?
  • In addition to registering my dog and having my key fob, what else should I have?
  • What are the hours of the dog parks?
  • What is a dog park?
  • What is the dog park scholarship fund?
  • What should I bring with me to the dog park?
  • When does my dog have to be on a leash at the dog parks?
  • Who should I contact for information about volunteer opportunities in the dog parks?
  • Why is there a fee for the dog park and what will the monies be used for?
  • Will the dog parks be policed or monitored by the township parks department?
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