Indy Humane Dog Park

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Central Indiana’s first dog park is on the campus of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The park is a place for owners to hang out with their pets in a safe, fenced area. Watch Rover romp through the canine agility course while you and your family relax at picnic tables. You can also hike through 1.5 miles of wooded trails.


How to Join the Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park

  1. Bring a copy of your pet’s current vaccination record to the Humane Society of Indianapolis during regular business hours and fill out an application. Be sure that the record has the bordetella/kennel cough, rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations listed.
  2. Bring proof that your dog is spayed or neutered.
  3. Your pet must be at least 6 months of age.
  4. After confirmation of the above steps, you’ll receive a key fob to the Dog Park, which allows you to use the park even if the shelter is closed.

Membership Fees

  • Annual registration: $65 for your first dog; $40 for each additional
  • Daily passes: $8 per dog, per day (available during normal shelter hours); $5 for each additional dog, per day
  • Replacement key fobs: $15

Only new members receive a key fob. Current members, or members who are renewing their membership, must purchase a replacement if their fob is lost (or gets demagnetized).

Pet Park Hours

Fall/Winter Hours (October – February): 9am – 7pm daily
Spring/Summer Hours (March – September): 7am – 9pm daily

Required Pet Park Etiquette & Important Points to Remember:

  • Dogs must be supervised 100% of the time and need to be maintained under voice control. If your dog acts aggressively toward another dog, please leash your dog and exit the park. Always watch your dog – you are responsible for its actions. Stop rough play if one or more dogs is not enjoying the play style. Remember, just because your dog enjoys playing rough, it doesn’t mean other dogs are having fun. Dogs pinning another dog to the ground are not appropriate.
  • Dogs must be leashed upon entering & exiting the Park. Collars must remain on at all times.
  • Please clean up after your dog and yourself before leaving the Pet Park. There are waste containers available for your disposal.
  • Avoid using toys or food if there are other dogs around you or your dog. Please be cautious when giving out treats to your dog, as some dogs may become aggressive. Never give treats to another member’s dog.
  • Please do not bring items made of glass into the park.
  • Pet owners should not bring human food into the Pet Park.
  • Your membership is only for you and your dog(s) listed on your application – never allow anyone else or another dog into the park. Do not share your fob with non-members. If someone is unable to get into the park, it could be because they are not a member or their membership has expired or been suspended. For everyone’s safety, do not allow anyone not on your membership into the park.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the park. Do not allow your children to play with other members’ dogs.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the Pet Park or on the walking trails.
  • If your pet becomes aggressive toward people or other dogs, your membership may be subject to termination without refund of membership fees.
  • Please do not carry your key FOB along with your credit or debit card. Also, please do not put them with any barcode scanner cards; such as a grocery store scanner. Doing this may cause your key FOB to deactivate and you will be required to purchase a replacement fob.
  • Report dog bites IMMEDIATELY to shelter staff or call 317-872-5650, ext. 135; it is your responsibility to obtain complete information for everyone involved in a dog bite incident. Also call the above number to report dogs playing inappropriately. The Director of Canine Training is available to assist members who wish to know whether their dog is playing appropriately in the dog park. There is no charge for this service.

Enjoy our unique pet playground! You will make many new friends, both human and canine. Email, or call 317-872-5650, ext. 135 with any questions.

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