Ferndale's members-only dog park is located on south Hilton Rd. at University St., and features a number of amenities for four-legged residents and their owners, including safe key-card access, fenced large- and small-dog play areas, sitting areas, and more. The park is available to Ferndale residents for an annual fee.
Wilson Dog Park includes a variety of features to be enjoyed by canine residents and their owners, all of which will be maintained regularly by the City of Ferndale Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments.
To qualify for membership to the Ferndale Dog Park, residents must:
To purchase your membership, complete the registration form and turn it in to
Ferndale Parks and Recreation Department
Kulick Community Center
1201 Livernois Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Staff will be available on the evenings of our dog safety classes to process your membership upon course completion.
One entry FOB key will be issued to each registered household for up to three dogs. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Proof of medical records, dog license, and completion of dog behavior class must be on file before membership is issued.
Annual membership: $40
Initial key fob: $10
Key replacement: $10
Dog parks require a higher degree of maintenance and management than other parks. Your park fee ensures that:
To ensure a safe environment for dogs and humans, we ask that all members adhere to
the following rules of use:
Failure to comply with the above rules may result in a revocation of your membership.
Refunds shall not be provided for revoked or suspended privileges.
Notice a problem? Please report it to the Ferndale Parks & Recreation Department at 248-544-6767. If emergency injuries or altercations occur, call 911. If non-emergency animal-related injuries or altercations occur, call Oakland County Animal Control at 248-391-4102.
Ferndale Dog Park
Located at Wilson Park
South Hilton Rd. at University St.
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Check out out our fun and informational Ferndale Dog Park 101 brochure.
Thank you to Canine to Five of Ferndale for sponsoring and conducting our dog safety classes, which allows us to offer them free of charge to residents.
We recently conducted a survey regarding community feedback to the Dog Park. The results can be found here. We are pleased to report a generally positive community response. Our goal of this survey was to gauge the community's response toward the dog park, and the feedback will be used to ensure the park is the best it can be for residents and their furry friends.
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