Take a trip back in time at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Park. The six-acre site was once a family farm but now allows people to experience life in the 1800s. A Victorian-style house, stable, cabin and 2.5-acre botanical garden are just some of the sights to see, and there are many foods to try. Bring your dog along for a day of fun, just make sure he’s well-behaved, on a leash, and you clean up after him (or her!)
Gage Park is a 160-acre park that has something for everyone. Gage Park has an aquatic center, gardens, historic carousel, recreational facilities, Helen Hocker Theater, and a city zoo. While spending a day at Gage Park, visit Bark Park, a park within the park made just for dogs. Dogs can run off-leash in Bark Park, as opposed to being leashed in the main portion of Gage Park. Bark Park has amenities for dogs including water fountains and cleanup stations to keep your furry friend happy and healthy.
If you're making a full visit out of Topeka, make a reservation at either The Senate Luxury Suites or Hyatt Place Topeka. Both are clean, quiet, and have a friendly staff that will be sure to take care of your furry friend, in most cases for no fee.
If you’re looking for a great place for you and your pup to enjoy the day, come and visit The Hill’s Bark Park in downtown Topeka. This park offers 2 fully fenced areas for your pooch to play in. One area is for smaller dogs and the other is for larger dogs. This off-leash park is big enough that your pooch can make friends or just explore on their own. If you come during the warmer months, there is water available. You’ll need to bring your own water during the winter, though. This park also offers plenty of seating for owners as well as shaded areas to relax under when it gets too hot. Another great feature of this park is that it’s well-lit at night. Waste bags are supplied here so you can clean up after your canine companion. Your pup is sure to have a blast here!
This dog-friendly neighborhood is home to the Dog Day Afternoon. You and your pup will love this pet ranch and resort. If you need a place for your pooch while you are at that meeting or special event, Dog Day Afternoon is the place for your dog. Although they specialize in doggie daycare and boarding, they also offer grooming services as well as premium doggie food available for purchase. This resort spans across 5 acres of land which is completely fenced and gives your pup a lot of room to play. This is basically a big playground for your pup to explore with their new fur-iends! This facility also has toys and equipment for your pooch to play on. If you want peace of mind while you have to be away from your pup, Dog Day Afternoon is the choice for you and your pooch.
If you and your pup are looking for a nice, accommodating place to stay, the Country Inn & Suite Topeka West is a great hotel that is dog-friendly. They charge $20 per pet and have a nice clean establishment. Your pooch is allowed everywhere in the hotel while on a leash except for the breakfast room and the pool area. The rooms are large and offer plenty of space for you and your pup to feel right at home. They also provide a lovely grassy area just outside the side door for your pup. This hotel will ensure that you and your pup to enjoy your stay in Topeka!
Ottawa, Kansas is the place to be if you are looking to bond with your pooch. This dog-friendly neighborhood is located about 50 miles southeast of Topeka. Once you get here and see how beautiful the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail is, you’ll agree that the drive was worth it! This trail is a former rail line that is now part of Rails-to-Trails. Grab your walking shoes and a leash and explore the 51.3 miles of trails! Keep in mind some of the trails are asphalt and crushed stone, which can get hot under your pup’s paws in the summer. There are plenty of benches along the way for your canine companion to rest. You will want to bring some water for when your pooch gets thirsty.
This dog-friendly neighborhood is located about 58 miles west of Topeka. You will want to check out Cico Dog Park for a fun-filled day. This dog park is a great adventure for your pooch. It is a fenced in park with a no-leash rule. Your pooch can explore all of the boundaries of this park without having to be on his leash! This park is nice and grassy, but when it rains, it gets a little muddy. If you plan to visit on a rainy day, be sure to bring some cleaning supplies to make sure Fido doesn’t get muddy pawprints in your car! This park also offers a few picnic tables and some trees for shade on hot days. Also, during the warmer months, there are human and doggie water fountains.