Dog Park

Welcome to Fort Gratiot PetSafe Canine Commons!

Opened in 2016, the two acre dog park features two fenced commons; the left/west common for medium to large dogs, and the right/east common for small to medium dogs. There is no charge to visit the park, but there are a few rules to follow.

Dog waste bags, trash receptacles and port-a-johns are available but we do not have a water source yet, so please remember to bring water for your furry friend!

The park is open year round from dawn to dusk. On occasion we temporarily close the park for maintenance. We generally schedule these on weekday mornings, only close one common at a time, and post notices at the park and our website and Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook


2015-Fort Gratiot won $25,000 from PetSafe to build a dog park! Thanks for barking!

Fort Gratiot is 1 of 16 finalists nationwide in a contest that saw over 1,000 communities nominated in the PetSafe Bark For Your Park competition, and is the ONLY community in Michigan!

The proposeddog park location is on a parcel we already own that was generously donated to us by the McIntyre Family. The park was initially going to include soccer fields, but due to wetlands on the 29 acre site, the design was too difficult and would only be able to accommodate 2 fields that would be separated by wetlands. The property is situated between Parker Road and the Kettlewell Pond, south of the Fort Gratiot Pond (Scarecrow Saturday park) and is adjacent to the bike path. We are planning to have a section open in late spring, early summer, 2016.