1. Coronavirus & Membership

    Cruse Dog Park memberships may be purchased or renewed in-person at Chesterfield Family Center or drive-up by appointment at the Parks Administration Office.

    Membership Renewals:
    • Cruse Dog Park membership renewals may be done at Chesterfield Family Center, the Parks Administration office or by mail or email.
    • The renewal form is available for print here
    • Renewal form, current vaccinations records and payment may be mailed to Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 1923 North Weller, Springfield, MO 65803 Attn: Cruse Dog Park or paperwork may be downloaded or printed and scanned and emailed to Stefanie.mccall@springfieldmo.gov. Please ensure that you include a phone number and staff will contact you to take your credit card payment over the phone.
    • Please do not include credit card information in email.
    • If your access fob has been deactivated, it will be reactivated.
    • A copy of your receipt will be mailed.
    Read more on Coronavirus related closures here.

Cruse Dog Park

Cruse Dog Park is the first off-leash dog park in Springfield, Missouri. Officially ‘unleashed’ in November, 2008, the park is a 6-acre, fenced facility for dogs to go off-leash to run, play, socialize and exercise. There is a 4 1/2-acre section for large dogs and a one and a half-acre section for small dogs. The Dog Park gate is open sunrise to sunset.

Dog parks are a great place for your dog to socialize and exercise. A socialized dog make a better pet for you, your children, other humans and other dogs. Dog parks usually offer larger areas for dogs to play than most backyards allow, thus providing a much larger place for your pet to run off-leash in a safe environment.
The park is for registered users only. There is a daily pass for those just passing through town or who wish to ‘test’ the park before becoming a member.


  • Annual Registration Fee: $35 per dog (maximum of 2 dogs per person). 
  • Daily Pass available for $10 (per dog), limit of 2 dogs per owner + $10 deposit
  • Daily fee cannot be applied toward an annual pass.

Required Vaccinations

Please note you must provide a current Certificate of Vaccination for Rabies, rabies tag number and pet medical records from a licensed veterinarian documenting current vaccinations for Parvo, Distemper, and Bordetella.

The park is closed every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. For the safety of park patrons and their owners, Cruse Dog Park is locked during that hour.

FAQs, Application & Rules

In support and cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Citizens Dog Park Committee.