Situated about 100 miles south of Jackson, and 75 miles north of Biloxi and the Gulf of Mexico, Petal is a growing community with plenty of space to walk your pooch and spend time outside in Mississippi. When Fido needs to see a vet, you will find three veterinarian clinics in Petal. The caring staff will treat your pooch like one of their own and provide both routine and emergency care.
The Petal River Park Trail covers over 8 miles in the Petal River Park, which is the perfect place to spend time with the family. The 80-acre park is located along the Leaf River, providing beautiful views. You can walk Fido along the nature trails while admiring the river, or take a break near one of the ponds and let your pup sniff all the plants.
For more outdoor fun, head over to Optimist Park just east of the Green River. The kids can watch a ball game and you can walk laps around the park with your pooch. The green grass and shade trees are perfect for some energetic exercise to keep the entire family healthy and happy.
No matter what your plans,
you and Fido will enjoy strolling through the neighborhoods of Petal.
Quiet and peaceful, the Petal City Park is a great place to take Fido for a walk. Located near the Hillcrest Loop and the YMCA, this is a perfect family destination. You and your pup can walk around the grassy fields while the kids have a good time on the playground. Fido will also enjoy the Petal Relay-Willie Hinton Park near S. George St. With 12.5 acres of open space and walking trails, your pooch can have a snifftastic time in the grass while you relax on a bench and chat with friends.
Pups go crazy with excitement when visiting the Petal Dog Park located on Dawson Cut Off Road. With separate spaces for large and small pups, Fido can run off-leash, and the park offers lighting, even at night. You can relax on a bench and chat with friends while the pups. Be sure to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags and clean up after your pooch. After spending time at the park, head over to Keg & Barrel and enjoy a drink and some pub food while Fido relaxes under the outdoor tables.
Located along the Leaf River, Chain Park in the bordering town of Hattiesburg covers 37-acres of space with lighted walking paths perfect for strolling with your pup day or night. While walking along the path, you can admire the gardens and plants or relax at one of the picnic pavilions. Kids will love spending time at the playground, and you and your pup can walk laps and stretch your legs. The park also offers convenient restrooms, but you will need to bring your own doggie waste bags. Plan to spend an afternoon with your canine companion and friends enjoying the great outdoors.
Traveling just 5 miles from Petal to Hattiesburg brings you to the Longleaf Trace, a Rails to Trails hiking, biking, and equestrian path. The one end of the trail begins at the University of Southern Mississippi, passes through the small towns of Sumrall, Bassfield, Carson, and ends 41 miles north in Prentiss. You can hike the nature trails along the former rail lines through natural areas and farmland for quite a while! On the way home, stop by Glory Bound Gyro Co serving Mediterranean-style cuisine where you and your pooch are welcome on the outdoor patio.
Spending time with Fido at the Optimist Park is great when you need some exercise and the kids want to play. You and your pooch can stroll around the park while Fido sniffs the grass and trees and the kids can play on the swings and slides. The ball fields are also popular with neighborhood youth baseball leagues, so you will probably see other puppy parents out with their two and four-legged children. If you are planning to spend the day at the park, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy quality time with your pooch and family.