National Dog Day is Saturday, Aug. 26 – a day dedicated to man’s best friend.

Dogs are part of our community, too, so we thought we would take this opportunity to share resources to help residents keep their dogs safe and happy.

Dublin dogs have Nando’s Dog Park all to themselves in Darree Fields park, 6259 Cosgray Road.

It is named after the city’s first K-9 unit dog.

The park has small and large play areas for dogs to run, play and roam off-leash. Be sure to read the park rules before heading to the park.

Leash law

Remember to grab the leash before heading out for a walk.

A city ordinance states that dogs must be on a leash in all parks except Nando’s Dog Park.

Keep your dog and others safe by using a leash.

Pooch Pond

Every year the Dublin Community Recreation Center hosts a pool party just for dogs of Dublin residents at Dublin Community Pool South, 6363 Woerner Temple Road.

This year it takes place Sept. 6.

Small dogs that weigh less than 50 pounds can swim from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Dogs weighing 50 pounds or more can swim from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Bring a donation for the Capital Area Humane Society for free admission, otherwise it costs $5 for residents and $7 for resident’s guests.

Glacier Ridge

Located just west of Dublin, Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Road, has two paved trails on which dogs are permitted to be walked on a leash.

And the park could be getting more dog-friendly.

There are ongoing efforts between Dublin and Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks officials to introduce new dog amenities, taking advantage of the wide open spaces and wooded areas of the park.

For more information, visit

Matt Earman, Dublin’s director of parks and recreation, submitted the City Notes column.