The state of Kansas is one of the flattest states in the country, with inhabitants able to see the rows of open fields for miles. This is also true for the city of Newton, a small town that is only 25 miles from Witchita. When colonized, the town was used as a massive area of farmland, which has since been converted into public spaces for not only humans, but pups too.
One of the largest parks in town is Centennial Park, a 60-acre area with lots of activities for you and Fido. Leashes pups can enjoy the open shelter, 1.2 miles of paved walking trails, enclosed tennis courts, and benches. Dogs can even head to the Centennial Dog Park where they can run around off-leash in the 6-acre enclosed area with a small and large dog section. Additional features of the dog park include double-gated entrance, dog and human-sized water fountains, clean-up bags, benches, and plenty of tennis balls!
Plumbrook Park is on the south side of the city with only 2 acres of land, but all of it is open and spacious for dogs looking to run around and play. Don't forget to bring some water and clean-up bags before playing around with Fido in this park!
Dogs can also enjoy four animal hospitals and an easy-going, dog-friendly attitude around town. In Newton, Fido is considered as much a resident as any human.
Hesston is a small town that is 9.1 miles east of Newton. The small town is frequented a lot thanks to East Park, a large park along the shoreline of East Park Lake. This massive area has everything you and your pup could want, from open areas to run and play, to paved paths to get a good walk in. Extra things in the area include a dog-friendly campsite, fishing spots and a beach area for you and Fido to enjoy. Don't forget to leash up your pup, and check out some additional features like the water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, trash bins, and picnic shelters.