Charlestown's Clark "Doc" Werner Dog Park

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The Charlestown Dog Park is located on the west side of Spring Street, across from the basketball courts that are in Greenway Park. There are two areas in the park - one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs. In order to use the dog park, each dog must be registered, annually, and must have on file up-to-date proof of vaccinations. The park features fencing and a state-of-the-art electronic security gating system, play and exercise equipment for the dogs, and walking areas throughout and around that are designed to be multi-use green space for both pet owners and the general public.

The park was dedicated in 2018 in honor of Charlestown Veterinarian Dr. Clark Werner. Werner was a native of Charlestown, a graduate of Charlestown High School and Ohio State University, a veteran of the Army, where he served as a Captain, and a beloved veterinarian in Charlestown. He was a former board member of Clark County Memorial Hospital and the Indiana Veterinarian Association, a member of First United Methodist Church in Charlestown, and a 50-year member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226, Charlestown Lions Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.


Upon completion of registration, owners will be issued a key fob that will enable access to the park. The park is open dawn to dusk. Owners are not permitted to take dogs that are not registered into the park. If a person has multiple dogs, each dog must be registered. Each dog is only permitted in the area of the park for which he/she is registered.


Owners are solely responsible for their dogs. Entering the dog park is at each owner’s risk and each owner is responsible for keeping their dog from engaging in dangerous behavior with people or other dogs.

Each dog must have a photo on file - the picture must be a profile pic (taken from the side) of the entire dog. This is necessary to verify that each dog in the park has been registered.


Online registration will be available soon. Please print and fill out the PDF registration form and bring it to City Hall (2nd floor) between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, or email to

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Questions? Call Marissa at 812-256-3422, or email