Cruse Dog Park

Note: The Dog Park gate is open from sunrise to sunset.

The Park


Cruse Dog Park is the first off-leash dog park in Springfield, Missouri. Officially ‘unleashed’ in November, 2008, the park is a 6-acre, fenced facility for dogs to go off-leash to run, play, socialize and exercise. There is a 4 1/2-acre section for large dogs and a one and a half-acre section for small dogs.

Dog parks are a great place for your dog to socialize and exercise. A socialized dog make a better pet for you, your children, other humans and other dogs. Dog parks usually offer larger areas for dogs to play than most backyards allow, thus providing a much larger place for your pet to run off-leash in a safe environment.
Golden Retriever Reading a Sign
The park is for registered users only. There is a daily pass for those just passing through town or who wish to ‘test’ the park before becoming a member.

Fees


  • Annual Registration Fee: $25 per dog (maximum of 2 dogs per person)
  • Daily Pass available for $10 (per dog), limit of 2 dogs per owner + $10 deposit
  • Daily fee cannot be applied towards an annual pass.

Required Vaccinations


Please note you must provide a current Certificate of Vaccination for Rabies, rabies tag number and pet medical records from a licensed veterinarian documenting current vaccinations for Parvo, Distemper, and Bordetella.

The park is closed every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. For the safety of park patrons and their owners, Cruse Dog Park is locked during that hour. Water fountains are turned off for the season!

FAQs, Application & Rules


In support and cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Citizens Dog Park Committee.

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