Stow's dog park officially opened in June 2007, and has been well received by residents of Stow and the surrounding area. The park is owned by the City of Stow and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department.
The park is not staffed during open hours. It is incumbent upon park users to follow the clearly defined rules. In the event of an emergency at the park, users should call 911. For other dog park-related issues, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 330-689-5100 during office hours, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7.5 acre fenced the park features the following amenities:
Bow Wow Beach is open every day during the season from 8 am until Sunset. *See Maintenance. The season runs from Mid-March to December 1 each year but is also weather dependent.
Bow Wow Beach is CLOSED every Thursday morning during the open season from 8 am until 11 am for weekly park maintenance.
Bow Wow Beach is owned and operated by the City of Stow. Donations are gratefully accepted. Donations will be collected at the park by Parks and Recreation staff on a daily basis from the new secure donation station. The City funds ongoing costs for the dog park including fencing and fence maintenance, waste bag supply, lake water testing, mowing and weed control, trash collection, beach clean up, and utilities.
Licensing your dog is required by Ohio law. The City of Stow requires that dogs be licensed to attend Bow Wow Beach. To obtain a dog license in Summit County, contact the Summit County Fiscal Office - Services Division at 330-630-7226 or visit the Summit County website.
Significant improvements to the park were made that will help the park endure the high attendance that is experienced on a daily basis; the erosion control project at the east bank of the lake helps to stabilize that area, and the addition of 500 tons of brand new, clean sand is not only aesthetically pleasing but also contributes to the restoration of the beach. Let's keep it clean!
Demolition of buildings is marked in red. Temporary fencing (green line on map) will be in place until new fencing is available and installed. Please be aware. If your dog is an escape artist, this may not be for you. We will let you know when the permanent fence has been installed.
We will be working on this as fast as we can and appreciate your patience and understanding as we improve the safety of our dog park.