Gladstone is a small suburban city surrounded by bustling neighborhoods, and backed to the north by dense woods. The area is only 10 miles north of Kansas City's downtown area, and provides residents with the comforts of city living. There are also some great outdoor activities, parks, and restaurants to enjoy. Most of these places are dog-friendly, so you can enjoy a day out with your pup. There three animal hospitals right in town to ensure your pup is ready for your next adventure.
The Happy Rock Park is one of the most visited and largest parks in the city, with over 80 acres of well-kept grass and vibrant fields to play in. There are a number of things to do at the park, including playing or picnicking in the open fields, running around in the 5 fenced-in baseball fields, or taking a stroll along the paved 1.7-mile trail that loops around the park. Other great features include enclosed tennis courts, soccer fields, a playground, clean-up stations, benches, picnic tables, water fountains, and nighttime lights.
Flora Park is a gorgeous park near the center of town, that offers a wide variety of open space to place in, forested trails, and shaded sitting areas to relax under. The park also has a playground, paved trails, a pavilion, a baseball field, water fountains, and benches. Dogs are allowed to come to play in this pretty park, although they have to remain on a leash at all time.
The serene suburban town of Gladstone won't only make the humans that live there glad, but also their four-legged residents too!
Central Park is a forested residential community in the upper north corner of the city, offering lots of shade and places to play. The best place to play with your pup is Oak Grove Park, which is the largest park in the neighborhood, and has a vast area dedicated to open fields for playing and picnicking. Surrounding the open space are paved walkways, two soccer fields, forested trails, a fenced-in baseball field, and a playground for kids to enjoy. Central Park is a park on the south-side of the community, named after the neighborhood. The park offers even more open space to play in, with additional amenities like a baseball field, a playground, a pavilion, water fountains, trash bins, and benches. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside both parks.
The neighborhood of Gladstone Center takes up the city's suburban downtown area and shopping district. Among the urban area is the narrow space of Meadow Brook Park, which has a gorgeous area dedicated to open space and recreational fields. There's a fenced-in tennis court, baseball field, a playground, and an open field that runs along the brook. Dogs have plenty of room to run and play, and can also enjoy amenities like water fountains, benches, picnic tables, and benches. After a long day or playing or walking, head to the Tanners Bar & Grill. The grill is a dog-friendly restaurant that provides craft beer, pub grub, and water bowls to their dog-friendly outdoor seating area for you and Fido.