Dog Park

29040 Shiawassee Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Opened June 25, 2012

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March & April
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

May, June, July & August
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

September & October
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

November, December, January, & February
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Step 1 - Watch the mandatory orientation session. The orientation session can be found online, a DVD copy is available to check out at the Costick Center, or it can be viewed in the computer lab in the Costick Center’s Conway Hall. The orientation session will review the park rules, the responsibilities of the user, behaviors you may observe in your dog while at the dog park, and the process for obtaining a fob and tag. For more information call The Hawk at (248)699-6700.


Step 2 - Complete the Application & Waiver.

 Registration Checklist

Step 3 - Registration can be completed by mail or in person at The Hawk, 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Fridays 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturdays 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Sundays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To register you will need the following: application & waiver, proof of Farmington or Farmington Hills residency, proof of current vaccinations - Rabies, DHLPP and Bordatella, copy of current Oakland County dog license, and payment. Payment may be made by check, cash, or credit card (MC/Visa). Once completed, you will be issued a key fob and dog tag that will allow you and your dog access to the park.

Dog License Information - Please go to the Dog License section of the City website for information or go to the Oakland Animal Control website.

Good through January 31st of the following year.

Dog Park Location – 29040 Shiawassee Road, between Inkster and Middlebelt.

  • Yearly pass: Residents $35, non-residents $70 (limited to 100 non-resident passholders)
  • Second dog $10
  • Third dog $10
  • Replacement key fob $10

Fee is waived for Certified Service Dogs.

For the health and safety of our dogs and everyone who enters the dog park gated area, we have developed the following rules and regulations.

Click here for Dog Park Rules and Regulations

If an incident occurs at the William Grace Dog Park, dog owners should follow the City of Farmington Hills Dog Park Rules and Regulations. In the case that a registered dog park member would like to file a formal report, the William Grace Dog Park Incident Report must be completed within 48 hours of the incident.

Obtaining an Incident Report Form

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Hawk Community Center – 29995 W. Twelve Mile,  Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Completed incident report forms should be emailed to or submit to the Hawk Community Center Attn: Dog Park 29995 W. Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills MI 48334.

Reportable Incidents

  • Person bitten by a dog
  • Dog bitten by another dog
  • Failure to abide by City of Farmington Hills Dog Park Rules and Regulations

Complaint and/or Rule Violation Process:

Once the incident form is submitted it will be reviewed by a Special Services employee and they will reach out for additional information.

  • Paws in the Hills, Dog Park Committee
  • Lisa Schaefer, VCA FH Animal Hospital
  • Doris Persicketti
  • Grace Chang Dum, Southfield Veterinary Hospital
  • Larry Glanz, Glanz Financial, LLC
  • Sheldon & Shelley Kaye
  • Elizabeth Lurie
  • Larry Nathan, Michigan Pug Rescue
  • Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Angel Animal Hospital
  • Sam Slaughter, Sellers Buick GMC
  • Deb Watkins, Canine College
  • Jeff & Nancy Adams
  • Kerry Hubbard, Taco Mama
  • Dolly Cartwright, Advanced Vet Med Center
  • David & Mary Clappison
  • Tenille Gross, TLCC Dog Patch
  • Scott Justin, All Natural Grooming
  • Debbie Neil, Posh Pets Salon
  • Selma Tenenbaum
  • Lisa & Jeff Stefancin, Memory Lane Scrapbooking
  • Kevin Hess
  • Leslie & Roger Black
  • Marion Severs
  • Lisa Brady
  • Roger & Leslie Black