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About Us

Acres, Fences, and Tails

Who is the Friends Group?
Alum Creek Dog Park was built through a partnership with the Alum Creek State Park and a volunteer group, the Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park. 

The project began in 2004 as the idea of Denis Buehler, an Alum Creek State Park employee. He reached out to the community for help in making this idea become reality. In Oct 2004 the volunteer Friends Group formed and immediately began designing the dog park and fundraising.

Volunteers began building the dog park in Sept 2005 and worked for 12 Saturdays, thru Nov 2005. Work resumed in the spring of 2006.

Thanks to countless volunteer hours, the dog park opened on June 3, 2006. It has grown in popularity and in 2008 approximately 300,000 people visited the park.

The Friends group invites you to volunteer for the dog park and help us with ongoing maintenance work, monthly cleanups, improvement projects, special events, and fundraising.

Sign up for the information & volunteer email list.

You may visit our Facebook page for park updates and newsletters.

Or our Instagram page for pictures of dogs enjoying our dog park!

Fun For All

The dog park features two fenced in play areas for small and large dogs.  These areas are lighted so that you can still have a safe place to play after dark

The dog park has three fenced in water areas for dogs that like to swim.  

Community of Hands and Paws

How to give back to the dog park that gives you and your dog so much!? 

 Email us at foacdp@gmail.com with any questions or to receive more information on activities and opportunities.

Alum Creek Dog Park is a wonderful place for you and your dog(s), but it takes a lot of volunteer hours to keep the park beautiful, safe, and clean. All it takes to maintain this great facility is for everyone who uses the park to spend just a little time helping to maintain it.

Here's how you can help: 

Anytime Opportunities:  

Pick up stray poops as you watch your dog(s) have fun and play

Bring plastic grocery bags to fill the containers placed around the park

During the late summer/fall - pick up apples that have fallen to the ground and toss them into the woods (the deer will eat them, the dogs do not need them!)

Pick up broken toys and throw them out so dogs do not get hurt

Pick up stray trash both inside and outside of the fenced play areas and at the dog beach 

Regular Activities:   

Want to meet a really nice group of people who have similar interests (we all LOVE our dogs!)? Come to the monthly clean up held the last Saturday of every month. We meet between 10am until around 12pm (come when you can, stay only as long as you can) and work on improvement projects around the park. Everyone is welcome (including your dog!). 

Things that always need doing monthly include:  

Washing and disinfecting the water bowls

Pulling weeds in the entrance garden and along the fence line

Spreading mulch

Trimming the apple trees back

Talking with new park users about the park 

Seasonal activities include:  

Laying grass seed

Mowing the newly growing grass

Repairing the fence at the water park

Putting the ropes out in the water area.  

Bringing the ropes in so that they can be stored

Become a volunteer today for the Friends of the Alum Creek Dog Park.   

Your dog can't volunteer but you can!    

The Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park is a  501(c)(3) not for profit all volunteer group.   

Donations are welcome and can be mailed to  PO Box 271, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 

Donate to Friends of Alum Greek dog park

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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3992 Hollenback Rd Lewis Center Oh 43035

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Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park

3992 Hollenback Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, United States

Park Hours

Open every day, year-round, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM


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Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park

3992 Hollenback Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, United States


Open today

07:00 am – 11:00 pm

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