Shaggy Pines Dog Park
This unique, 20-acre private park is located in the heart of Cascade Township serving the Metro Grand Rapids area. You'll find plenty of towering pines, rolling hills, and wide-open green spaces just 3 miles from 28th Street! Shaggy Pines Dog Park has been designed as your dogs very own'heaven-on-earth'.
Park Features :
5 acres of completely fenced in grounds
One-mile jogging/hiking trail
Trails are lighted and plowed for evening and winter use
Two large'dry' dog areas when you don't feel like dealing with'muddy paws'
Plenty of benches and tables for relaxing
'Doggy Mountain' a large dedicated sand pile for climbing and digging
Large human-made dog swimming pond
'Sunset Deck' overlooking the pond complete with music and lounge chairs
Strategically located water stations
Dedicated, enclosed small dog area specifically for dogs under 30 pounds
Special events area for agility training, obedience classes and community events; birthday parties
Self-serve dog wash tubs and drying areas
Coffee bar and lounge area
Essentially a dog country club. Park is off leash, groomed trails in the winter. The park is divided into gated paddocks, so your dog doesn't get too far away. It was 12F when we visited in the winter, but we will be back when it warms up.
Great place, friendly people, different fenced off sections make it easy to separate from dogs that may not get along. Annual pass is the way to go!!
Best park for your fur babies to run & socialize & burn off some pent up winter energy. We love Shaggy Pines!
What a find! They have been here for over 10 years and we never knew... Nice staff, cool place. It's umpteen acres, with a pond and do it yourself bath facilities inside. Really neat.
An expensive disappointment. Definitely would not recommend. Wish I knew before I signed up what I know now. (Once you're in, you're stuck for the year.) Unpaved trails, so it's super muddy in spring and fall. (Extra charge to wash mud off your dog - if you want to use soap.) Icy, uneven trails in winter. At one point this summer, 1/3 of the park was closed for bees. IMHO, you're paying a lot for a poorly controlled environment that's not as well-maintained as a public park. But the last straw is the way they treat their customers. Once they have your money, they just don't care. They do the "good cop/bad cop" bit. When you have a concern, and you will eventually, the people on site nod sympathetically, but say there's nothing they can do - it's up to the owner. The owner, of course, I've never met.