Mario Lanza Dog Run is located within the beautiful Mario Lanza Park. Situated mid-block between Catherine and Queen Streets between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Click here for a map.
Mario Lanza Dog Park is a public space and users are not required to be members; however, we strongly encourage all users to become members as the park and its volunteer board relies almost solely on member donations for maintenance and improvements. With your support we can keep the park looking beautiful. If you enjoy bringing your dog to the dog run, please take a moment to send in a donation to keep the dog run looking its best!
The dog park receives no funding from the City? All park repairs including replacing the lights, the gates, repairing the fountain, rolling the surface, and other improvements are 100% funded by membership and donations? If you frequently use the park, please consider joining or making a donation.
We are in the process of getting quotes for several upcoming improvement projects and could use a hand and a paw to make the park a better place for all.
The Friends of Mario Lanza Park are Queen Village residents who are dedicated to maintaining and beautifying Mario Lanza Park. The Friends’ group was formed in 1987, at a time when the park was in a semi-abandoned state, with high weeds, uncut grass, and no planted areas. Since that time the group has received several grants and has also held fundraisers that have provided the funds to transform the park into an oasis of green and beauty in Queen Village. The Friends hold regular cleanups throughout the year. In 1990, the Friends initiated KidFest, a series of events on Tuesday evenings in June that are now a tradition: Bike parade evening, Firetruck Night, Mummer’s Night, Halloween Night. The Friends also sponsor concerts in the park in September, funded by a grant from the Philadelphia Recreation Advisory Council.