Versailles, Kentucky serves a bunch of interesting functions within Kentucky. First off, Versailles is located in Woodford County, near Lexington (which by contrast is 30x larger), Versaille is also part of the Lexington-Fayette Metro Area. The gross all-the-time population sits around 8,500 at any given time.
Versailles is generally considered by locals a peaceful farmland city, but surprising to some, Versailles is also rapt with pet owners, between dogs, cats, and horses, the population in Versailles loves their animals! Stop by Callies Homestyle Restaurant to enjoy some great food, like the two egg breakfast, or biscuits and gravy, for a great price. Callies Homestyle Restaurant is owned by locals and welcomes pet owners alike. If you're willing to travel a little bit, check out Masterson Station Dog Park within Lexington. Locals rave about how well kept the grass is, a number of shady spots (which is important for that Lexington heat!), as well as plenty of relaxing room. Once you've worn down Fido, she'll be able to stop by one of the water areas, including a dog fountain, to hydrate before heading home to rest-up. The community of Lexington asks that you clean-up after rover once you're all done visiting, as doggy land-mines are a big no no!
Since Versailles is such a small town, there’s only one dog park in the area. The Woodford Dog Park is nothing short of perfect. The park is a giant stretch of fenced-in land covered in fresh, lush grass. The park has plenty of space for your dog to run and play and plenty of seating for you while you relax. It also has plenty of amenities including doggie poop bags and water bowls. Wanna know what the best part is? The park is completely off-leash! You and your dog will have a pawsome time at the Woodford Dog Park!
At a mere 13-mile drive from Versailles you will find the populous city of Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington is home to four dog parks: Masterson Dog Park, Cold Stream Dog Park, Wellington Dog Park and Kentucky Horse Park. Each one of these parks has something different to offer. Furthermore, the parks are so close together you could even visit each and every one of the parks in one day! Just make sure you take a leash, doggie poop bags and doggie toys, as the parks vary in their amenities. You and your prized pooch are bound to have a pawtastic day!
If you love your dog -- and we know you do! -- drive fifteen miles from your home in Versailles to Frankfort. Frankfort is home to one wonderful dog park, East Frankfort Bark Park, and one very dog-friendly distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery. The East Frankfort Bark Park has plenty of agility training equipment for your dog as well open land to run around play in. The distillery offers a pet-friendly distillery tour complete with drinks! Just make sure you take a leash to the distillery. You can even hit up both locations in one day for a pawsome time!
Make your way to Richmond, Kentucky, a town located nearly 40 miles from Versailles. This small town is home to one dog park, the Judy Rains Memorial Dog Park at Lake Reba. This completely enclosed dog park has everything you and your dog could ask for. It has lush green grass, water fountains and a retired fire hydrant for dogs to play with! The park also has a path down to the lake for dogs and their owners! Furthermore, it is often frequented by Richmond residents, so you and your dog are bound to make friends with the local regulars!
Sometimes, you just need to get out of your neck of the woods and go somewhere new. If you feel like you’re in a rut, head to Danville, Kentucky where you will find Millennium Park. The park is full of everything you need for a fun day at the park including playgrounds, open lush grass fields, sports fields and an enclosed dog park. The Chocwalk Dog Park, created by a private citizen, is a beautiful dog park made for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Once you’re done playing with your dog in the dog park, you can take a walk around the park on leash and even get some snacks!