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Dog Parks in Paris: Here's Our Top 10!

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Paris offers a multitude of options for dog owners eager to provide their pets with a space to run, play, and socialize. Dog parks, or “caniparcs,” are essential in a metropolis where free space is limited. Here is a selection of the top 10 dog parks in Paris, which we have carefully chosen for their accessibility and facilities.

1. Square Jacques-Antoine (Paris 14th)
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Located in the 14th arrondissement, Square Jacques-Antoine is easily accessible via metro lines 4 and 6 at Denfert-Rochereau station. This park is particularly suitable for small and medium-sized dogs. With extended hours from 8 AM to 9:30 PM, it allows owners to choose a convenient time in their schedule for walking. The well-maintained paths and dedicated areas offer a secure and pleasant space for play and exercise.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 8 AM to 9:30 PM

  • Access: metro lines 4 and 6, stop Denfert-Rochereau

2. Plate-bande du Boulevard Sérurier (Paris 19th)
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This large dog park of 4000 m², located on Boulevard Sérurier, is open 24/7, which is ideal for people with atypical schedules. Accessible to people with reduced mobility, it offers a spacious setting for dogs to run and play freely. Trees provide shade in the summer, and the space is large enough to organize ball games or fun training sessions.

  • Hours: Open 24/7

  • Access: metro line 11, stop Porte des Lilas - metro line 7B, stop Pré-Saint-Gervais

3. Caniparc de l’Île de la Jatte (Levallois)
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Located in Levallois, near the 17th arrondissement, the Caniparc de l’Île de la Jatte is a true haven of peace in the middle of the Seine. Accessible by metro line 3, this park offers an idyllic environment with water views, making it a perfect place for relaxing walks. The park is also suitable for canicross enthusiasts, thus allowing to combine exercise for both the owner and the dog in a beautiful setting.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 7 AM to 7 PM, and until 10 PM in summer

  • Access: metro line 3, stop Pont de Levallois-Bécon

4. Caniparc de l’Île Saint-Germain (Issy-les-Moulineaux)
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Île Saint-Germain, located in Issy-les-Moulineaux and accessible via tram line 2, houses two well-maintained dog parks. This place not only offers spaces for dogs to play and explore safely, but also picnic areas for the whole family to enjoy a day outdoors. The green setting and facilities such as benches and tables make this dog park a top choice for family outings.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 7 AM to 9 PM in summer

  • Access: tram line 2, stop Les Moulineaux or Val-de-Seine - RER C, stop Issy-Val-de-Seine

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5. Caniparcs de la Courneuve
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The six dog parks in La Courneuve, nicknamed the “green lung of the 93,” offer a vast green space where dogs can run freely. Accessible via the RER B, these parks are perfect for residents of northeastern Paris looking for a large space for their dog’s exercise. Canine events are sometimes organized here, adding a community dimension to the experience.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 7:30 AM to 10 PM

  • Access: tram line 1, stop La Courneuve 6 routes - tram line 11, stop Stains - La Cerisaie

6. Dog Freedom Areas in Bois de Boulogne
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Since September 2019, Bois de Boulogne has set up two areas specifically designed for dogs: Longchamp lawn and Espérance lawn. Accessible day and night and well served by public transport (metro line 9 and RER C), these areas offer agility courses for dogs to exercise while having fun. It’s an excellent option for owners looking to improve their dogs’ agility and skills in a natural and spacious setting.

  • Hours: Open 24/7

  • Access: metro line 9 or RER C, stop Avenue Henri Martin

7. Dog Freedom Area in Bois de Vincennes
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Similarly to Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes has adapted its facilities to offer “dog freedom areas.” These zones are equipped with agility structures, providing a secure space where dogs can let off steam. It’s an excellent place for active walking while enjoying a natural environment. It’s also an opportunity for dogs to socialize and develop their obedience in a controlled setting.

  • Hours: Open 24/7

  • Access: metro line 8, stop Porte Dorée

8. Caniparc des Batignolles (Paris 17th)
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The canine space in Square des Batignolles, located in the 17th arrondissement, is an urban oasis perfect for dogs and their owners. With hours from 7 AM to 10 PM, the park offers flexibility and convenience. The space is arranged so that dogs can play and interact safely, making it an ideal place to strengthen social bonds between dogs of different sizes and breeds. Organized play sessions can be an excellent way for owners to meet other dog lovers while allowing their companions to play and learn together.

  • Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 8:30 PM - Saturday & Sunday, from 9 AM to 9:30 PM

  • Access: metro line 814, stop Pont Cardinet

9. Caniparc Carrières sur Seine
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This park located in Carrières-sur-Seine is open 24/7, offering a calm and secure setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The 750 m² park is fenced, allowing dogs to run freely without risk. It’s the ideal place for activities such as frisbee or ball, where dogs can fully use their energy and develop their agility. Additionally, regular dog meetings can help strengthen their socialization and reduce anxiety.

  • Hours: Open 24/7

  • Access: RER A, stop Houilles Carrières-sur-Seine

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10. Caniparc Montsouris (Paris 14th)
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The Caniparc Montsouris, located in the famous Parc Montsouris, is perfect for long recreational walks with your dog. Open from sunrise to sunset, this park offers a large green space ideal for relaxation and exercise. The winding paths and vast lawns allow dogs to follow new trails and explore safely, while owners can enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the park. It’s also a privileged place for practicing outdoor training, with enough space for recall and obedience exercises.

  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 7 AM to 9:30 PM

  • Access: metro line 6, stop Glacière - metro line 4, stop Alésia - RER B or tram line 3A, stop Cité Universitaire

Minitailz by Invoxia: The Solution to Track Your Dog’s Activity Level
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With numerous dog parks, the Paris region offers dog owners various opportunities to take out and exercise their companion. Depending on your dog’s breed, it may need more or less activity during the day. While breeds like the Pug or Bichon are very calm and need little activity - 1 hour may suffice - the Border Collie or Labrador require between 3 and 6 hours of exercise per day.

It can sometimes be difficult to track your dog’s activity level, and thus know if the goals are met. To make your life easier, Minitailz allows you to do so non-invasively. This dog tracker, specially designed to attach to your furry friend’s collar, will detect and record its various daily activities. From the app, you have access to a graph and a daily report that give you a complete overview of its exercise level!

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These dog parks in Paris are not just places for physical exercise for your dogs; they are also spaces where socialization, education, and the well-being of your pet can be cultivated. Each park offers unique features that make them top destinations for all dog owners in the capital. With these many dedicated spaces, you have no more excuses not to take your dog out!

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