Let Your Dogs Run Free at These Fun Playgrounds in Metro Manila

They're all outdoors, too!
by Christa I. De La Cruz
July 23, 2022
L: Courtesy of BGC; R: Facebook/SM by the Bay
PHOTO BY L: Courtesy of BGC; R: Facebook/SM by the Bay

(SPOT.ph) Pets are part of the family, and they almost always go with us when heading out, whether hanging out at the mall or going on a staycation at a pet-friendly hotel. But like humans, dogs also need to run and jump around, develop their agility and endurance, and socialize with fellow canines. Fortunately, outdoor playgrounds with obstacle courses for pets are now found in various cities in Metro Manila.


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Here are outdoor dog parks in Metro Manila for your next quality time with your pets:

PHOTO Courtesy of Bonifacio Global City

BGC Central Bark

24th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Day rates start at P100

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Officially opened in November 2021 (with a soft launch in October 2021), the BGC Central Park is a 600-square-meter off-leash dog park at Sundial Park in front of Seibu Tower. Day rates are at P100, but it's best to sign up for membership and get additional perks like exclusive invitations to park events and discounts at the indoor dog park PetMe BGC and online pet accessories shop Presidential Paws. A monthly pass is P599, while the annual pass is P6,999. They accept both cash and GCash payments.

There is no time limit for pets and humans as long as you stay within operating hours. Well-trained park rangers from PetMe BGC are also around to assist you and ensure everyone's having fun. But, dogs must be supervised by their owners at all times.

PHOTO Courtesy of Bonifacio Global City

BGC Central Bark 2

24th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Day rates start at P100

Following the success of the first BGC Central Bark, they opened a second and larger off-leash dog park called BGC Central Bark 2. This caters mostly to dog owners in the northern part of BGC, since it's located along 7th Avenue. The 800-square-meter space is open to members for subscription rates at P999 per month or P2,499 for three months—with perks, of course. Similar to the other BGC Central Bark, the second outpost has well-trained park rangers to make sure canine companions of all sizes are safe while having fun.

PHOTO Courtesy of Megaworld

Dog Town

Arcovia City, Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
Open daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Day rates start at P120

At 2,000 square meters, Dog Town by Genesis K9 Training Center has a sprawling off-leash space and obstacle area with over 20 obstacles. This facility that's perfect for agility training has tires with varying heights for jumping and ramps and A-frames for climbing. The off-leash area can accommodate 30 dogs, while the activity area can fit 30 more canines.

A day pass at Dog Town is at P120/dog, which is already inclusive of unlimited play for the whole day. You can also sign up as a member for a monthly fee of P1,500/dog with a discount of 20% for every additional dog. Membership also gives you additional perks, such as 30-day unlimited access to the obstacle park, special discount on sponsors' products, VIP access to monthly events, free special group workshop once a month, 20% discount on specialty training (dog sports, protection, obedience, etc.), and more. You can also sign up for free basic training sessions every Saturday at 4 p.m., or pay the hourly rate of P100 for obedience workshop training daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PHOTO BY Facebook/SM by the BAY

SM By the BAY's Paw Park

Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Entrance is free

SM by the BAY's Paw Park, which opened in June 2021, is the first dog agility park in Pasay City. It features seven agility obstacles, including a hoop lump, a tube tunnel, an agility see-saw, weave poles, A-frame, an agility walk, and a walk ramp. The facility is compliant with Philippine Canine Club standards.

PHOTO BY Facebook/SM Aura

SM Aura Premier's Paw Park

Skypark, 5/F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Entrance is free (with online registration)

Open daily at SM Aura Premier's roof deck, Paw Park lets your dogs run free without a leash and enjoy an obstacle course with fellow pooches. The place is limited to 20 people at a time, and one adult can bring only two dogs inside the off-leash park.