Aberdeen is situated in Grays Harbor County in the southeast portion of the Olympic Peninsula. The Chehalis River runs right through the center of the city. During the late 19th century, the town grew with the introduction of sawmills and the timber and fishing industries. With growth came saloons, gambling establishments, and crime. While it still relies on timber and fishing, Aberdeen isn’t quite the Wild West it once was. It’s now fondly referred to as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.” This pawsome city also has three veterinary clinics.
With lots of dog friendly parks to choose from, Aberdeen is definitely a great place to do some park hopping with your pup. Start your day off at Pioneer Park Sports Complex. While the local athletes battle it out on the ball fields and the basketball and tennis courts, your pup can trot around the walking trail.
Next, check out Bishop Athletic Complex. This large park also has several ball fields, but your pooch will be more interested in strolling around the trail that runs around the park’s perimeter.
Finish your excursion with a trip to Zelasko Park, a nice open space on the banks of the Wishkah River. Check out the wood carvings and monuments or just chill on one of the benches and watch the river.
It’s easy to see why dogs loving spending time in Aberdeen!
This neighborhood is home to the Morrison Riverfront Park, a pawsome open space right on the banks of the Chehalis River. Take your leashed pup for a walk on the Waterfront Trail so she can stretch her four legs and get some much needed exercise. Because of its furrific location, this is a pupular spot for dog walking, so your pooch will have the chance to meet new furry friends. Since the trail runs a couple miles, she’ll get a nice workout. The park also has picnic tables, so bring some water, a sandwich, and a couple biscuits for your pup and stick around for lunch.
It’s no secret that dogs and parks are a match made in heaven. Treat your pup to an afternoon in the Sam Benn Park. This beautiful 14-acre park will make your pal bark for joy. Burleigh Avenue runs through the middle of the park and creates two sections. The northern area has tennis courts, a playground, and a furrific paved walking path, while the southern area is a large grassy area with several shade trees. Your pal can choose which area to explore, but will probably want to check out both. Don’t forget to bring water and clean up bags.
Cosmopolis is a small community that neighbors Aberdeen. With a couple pawsome parks, this town is definitely worth a visit. Pack up your pooch and head over to Makarenko Park. Not only will she love breathing in some fresh air and feeling the warm sunshine on her back, your pal will enjoy a little doggy cardio as she cruises around the park’s walking trails. Two miles of paved and gravel paths run through the wooded park, making it a pupular spot for jogging and walking. For a change of scenery, hop over to Millcreek Park. Here you’ll find even more wooded walking paths for your furry friend to roam.
Pack up your pooch and drive 10 minutes east to Elton Bennett Park. Nestled in the neighboring town of Hoquiam, this lush green park is nice respite from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Your furry BFF will wag his tail as he wanders through the mossy trees and bright green ferns. He’ll feel like a four legged explorer as he cross bridges, hops over logs, and searches for the perfect stick. John Gable Community Park and Lions City Park are also in the area. Ball fields and sport courts are available as well as walking paths and open lawn area for your canine companion.