Dog parks (and dog-friendly parks) in Manila where you and your pup can hang out
Remember the dark ages when there was barely any place outside your yard where you could take your doggo out to play? The best you could do for him to get a bit of exercise and socialization was to walk him around your neighborhood. And for a creature that needs stimulation, socialization, and exercise, that’s hardly enough.
Thankfully, we now have actual dog parks—and tons of dog-friendly parks—in Metro Manila where your pupper can spend the day doing zoomies, sniffing other doggo butts, and rolling in the grass to his heart’s content!
(Just a reminder: Be a responsible dog parent. Get your pup his shots regularly and bring his updated vaccination records with you whenever you go out with him, socialize and train your dog, keep him hydrated when he’s outdoors, and always clean up after him. The more responsible we are as pet parents, the more access our pups will have to parks and other establishments. Do it for the puppies!)
BetterDog My Sunday Dog Park
De Jesus Oval, BGC // Sundays, 8:30 to 10AM, 3 to 6PM
Most Sundays (please check their website for schedule updates) you and your pupper can head on out to De Jesus Oval in BGC for some off-leash dog park fun! Here, dog and their doggie parents can hang out, get to know each other, and bond.
But before you make your way to BGC, make sure to read the park rules. You will also need to register your pup and bring his updated vaccination records. The best part of My Sunday Dog Park is all interactions and activities are directed and supervised by BetterDog Canine Behavior Center’s dog training professionals, so you know that your dog is in good hands.
Bark Central Dog Park and Café
4th level of Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City // Monday to Sunday, 11AM to 10PM
The Bark Central is Manila’s first indoor park. Drop by with your floof for some air-conditioned, fully attended off-leash playtime. Just make sure to present your dog’s updated vaccination records upon registration. The park is equipped with toys and agility equipment that your dog will surely enjoy (we hear the ball pit is popular with the pups).
There’s also plenty of room for him to run around and socialize with other puppers. If your dog is the shy type, you can just hang out at the café (they serve hooman and doggie food) and spend a quiet afternoon together. Finally, their VIP (Very Important Pups) Room would make a fantastic venue for your dog’s next birthday party.
Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City // Monday to Sunday, 6AM to 9PM
Named after the famous Japanese dog Hachiko, Hachi Park in Circulo Verde is 365 square meters of enclosed space, where your dog can run and play off leash. There are drinking stations all over the park so your pup can stay hydrated, and trash bins where you can throw your dog’s poop.
Since the park is not supervised by any dog training professional or attendant, you will have to keep a closer watch on your pet. And ICYDK, the nearby Cirque Serviced Residences is totally pet-friendly, too, so if you’re looking to go on staycation with your canine bud, you can stay in one of their rooms. You will need to present your doggo’s updated vaccination records and register upon check-in. You will also need to pay an incidental deposit.
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Paseo De Roxas St Cor Makati Ave Cor Ayala Ave, Makati
Right in heart of Makati’s Central Business District is this gorgeous green space that’s popular with joggers out on their morning run, families enjoying a picnic, Makati suits on their work break, and dog parents out and about with their furry babies.
There’s ample space for your dog to run around, jogging paths for you to take him on, and dining establishments where you can take a break and share a meal.
Bonifacio High Street Park
Bonifacio Global City, 5th Ave, Taguig
No doubt Bonifacio High Street’s 40-meter wide park has welcomed dogs of every color, size, shape, and breed. The wide open green space is a great place for dogs to just roam and have some tail-wagging fun. There are public artwork that are worth sniffing out and a few of the establishments also welcome dogs inside.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and a few even offer al fresco seating if you want to dine with your doggo. They also hold pet events regularly, where you and your pup can enjoy activities and booths that are dedicated to our furry family members.
Capitol Commons Park
Meralco Ave. corner Shaw Blvd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
If you live in the Ortigas Center area and are looking for a nice spacious park where you can walk your dog, check out Capitol Commons Park beside Estancia Mall. It’s an excellent place for your pup to meet new friends and get a bit of exercise. If you need a break from the heat or you’re looking for something to eat, just make your way to Estancia Mall, which is also super dog-friendly!
Central Park at Greenfield District
Mayflower St., Mandaluyong
This green space at the heart of Mandaluyong’s Central Business District welcomes furry family members. Take a walk in the park, play with your pup, or have a picnic.
On weekends, they have an outdoor market and live bands so you and your floof can spend the day on the lawn just taking in the sights and sounds. Twice or thrice a year, they host their very own dog fair — Paws in the Park — with booths selling everything from dog beds to homemade dog food, and tons of fun activities that your pupper can join.
Salcedo Park - Jaime Velasquez Park
Velasquez Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
Famous for its weekly Salcedo Market and annual Art in the Park event, this family-friendly park located in the quieter part of Makati, is also pet-friendly.
Most days, the park is filled with kids running around the playground, families just hanging out, and pups taking their afternoon stroll. Your dog will definitely feel right at home here. – Rappler.com