Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV
Ritter Park, Huntington, WV

Ritter Park - 12th Street, Huntington WV 25701

Hours of Operation: Sunrise until Sunset - Currently Closed for the Season

Since its opening in June, 2012, Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park has continued to grow in popularity.  The 3.5 acre park features plenty of room for the dogs to run, jump and play and plenty of park benches for you to relax on while they do.  Trash receptacles and pet waste stations are conveniently located throughout the dog park, that is divided into large dog and small dog designated areas.  A double gated entry system makes unleashing your dog easy and safe.  The dog park has agility equipment for your dog to train on or show off his skills. All dogs entering the dog park are required to be current with all vaccinations and owners are responsible for their dogs behavior.  Please follow all the posted rules to make your visit to Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park enjoyable for you and your four legged companion.


The GHPRD Maintenance staff has finally had enough cooperation from Mother Nature to install a complete drainage system that will help the natural springs on the property and rainwater make it into the nearby creek.

The trenches were dug, lined with filter fabric and drainage rock. Then a 4 inch perforated and sleeved drain line was installed with Y connectors, another layer of drainage rock and topped the filter fabric. The fabric helps keep the drain lines from collecting silt as the water seeps into the pipes, and it will all flow downhill and empty into the drainage creek.

We have applied seed, lime, fertilizer and covered the area with straw to establish a good turf area that will stand up to all the wear & tear that the Dog Park sees on warm days.  The process takes 4 - 6 weeks (weather permitting).

We are planning to reopen the Dog Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Thank you for your patience as we work to make Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park safe and green for you and your dog(s) to enjoy!


Dog Park Rules:

• Park hours are sunrise until sunset

• Upon entering you agree to abide by all rules

• Dogs must be properly vaccinated (DHLPP, Rabies & Bordetella) and it is recommended that they be spayed or neutered

• Puppies under 4 months of age and female dogs in heat are prohibited

• Owners must cleanup after their pets, dispose of all pet waste and trash in receptacles

• Dogs with a known history of aggressive behavior are prohibited

• Dogs must wear a collar with identification at all times

• Dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the park

• Leaving dogs unattended is prohibited and unattended dogs will be impounded

• Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian

• Maximum of three dogs per person, per visit

• Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused to them or by them

• No smoking, food or alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park

• Soliciting is prohibited on all GHPRD properties

• Report illegal activities to 911

• Report park rule violations to GHPRD at 304.696.5954


*This area represents Phase One of a world class dog park, with plans to continue to add amenities in the future.  Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park was constructed with winnings from the first PetSafe "Bark For Your Park" contest and donations from members of the community.  The dog park was built on Park District property and is maintained by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District staff.