The city of New Plymouth, Idaho, near the Oregon border, is a dog-friendly town known for its horseshoe-shaped street system throughout, and touts itself as a very lucky place for residents to live! And here you will also find the All Creatures Animal Hospital where pups are well-taken care of, and which is ready for any emergency which may arise.
Within the city, you and your fur-ever friend will happily enjoy the outdoors at Kiwannis Park. Here you will find plenty of open space for you to roam with your pup on leash. There are designated skateboarding areas, a playground for the kiddies, restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables throughout.
For more outdoor adventure, head to Horseshoe Park which offers 11 acres of romping room for your pawtastic pup. Hop on the Horseshoe Trail which runs around the park and offers walkers and joggers a place to enjoy the city views. Pups are required to be on leash here. There are restrooms here with water fountains on-site. All you will need to bring is a picnic lunch!
New Plymouth has something for every pup and human alike, so why not start your adventure today?
The city of Ontario, Oregon, lies northwest of New Plymouth and is home to the Ontario State Recreation Site. This dog-friendly recreation area lies on the historic Snake River and is the perfect place to enjoy the day with your fur-ever friend. You can take your pup for a swim in the river to cool off, or walk through the 79 acres here. There are hiking trails through grassy areas, as well as along the river banks. This is a birding location popular with naturalists, so bring binoculars and water. Head to Jolts & Juice afterwards for some dog-friendly dining.
Northwest of New Plymouth lies the town of Fruitland, which is home to fur-iendly dog-friendly parks, including Swire Park, which is the smallest neighborhood-sized area offering a place for you and Fido to relax. Mesa Park is filled with sports courts and open spaces to let Fido roam on leash, or try Crestview Park which offers more opportunities to hike, including their trail to the Snake River. Benches are located throughout, as well as a playground for the kiddies and restroom facilities. Afterwards, head to the Idaho Pizza Company and enjoy a pie at their outdoor pet-friendly tables.
Payette, a city north of New Plymouth, is dog-friendly throughout its extensive park system. You and your pawtastic friend will have a great time exploring Kiwanis Park, which offers various events during the year, a swimming pool and a skate park on site. This is a great place to relax with your pup. Or try Centennial Park for boating opportunities, or fishing from the docks of the Snake River. Restrooms are available at all locations. When you and Fido get hungry, head to A&W Root Beer Drive-In. They have three outdoor pet-friendly tables to enjoy some suds!
Head to Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area in the city of Parma for some pawtastic outdoor recreation south of New Plymouth. This 1,630-acre area is full of waterways and wetlands, where the Snake, Boise and Owyhee Rivers meet. This is the winter gathering location for thousands of geese, so it is a bird-watcher’s paradise. There is a great boardwalk throughout for walking with your fur-ever friend, as well as dedicated hiking trails. If you like to fish or canoe, this is the place! There are convenient restrooms with water on site. All you will need is a picnic lunch to share!
The City of Emmett lies east of New Plymouth and offers dog-friendly parks where you and Fifi can enjoy nature. Head to the Black Canyon Park for some on-the-water fun with boat accessibility and picnic gazebos near the water to share lunch. Or try Wild Rose Park with similar opportunities and lots of open space to wander with your pup. For an overnight adventure, Triangle Park offers camping with pets being welcome throughout. You can also access the Payette River and take your pup for a swim! Each park offers wheelchair accessibility, restrooms with water and require pets to be leashed.