Want to be able to play with Fido in the sun, in the shade, on land, and in the water, without going to four different places? Lake Wilson Off-Leash Area is the answer to your plea! Dogs can run freely and enjoy the lush, well-maintained grass, bask in the sunshine, relax in the shade, or splash in the Lake Wilson until every ounce of excess energy has been burned off.
Maybe that wet dog smell isn’t for you, and you’d rather not tease your pup with a giant lake he’s not allowed to jump in. No problem! IAMS Dog Park should be more up your alley. You feed your dog IAMS, so why not go to a dog park with the same name? There are two separate parks – one for large dogs and one for small dogs and puppies – both of which offer doggie waste bags, have picnic pavilions, and drinking fountains. IAMS Dog Park is open on Mondays (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and Tuesday through Sunday (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.).
Gulley Park on East Township Street is also a great dog park. It’s clean, safe, and well-maintained, ensuring you and your pup have no worries during your special time together.
There are few other furry-family inclusive neighborhoods like Baldwin. Be sure to visit Lake Wilson, a barktastic place to spend sunny days. Don’t forget to pack a picnic for your and your furry friend. Spend the day exploring the trails and observing the wildlife in this vast, 320-acre park. After a long day of fun in the sun, go for a swim in the pet-friendly lake areas. Or you can hop on a boat and cast a line in the sunshine -- boating and fishing are popular, pup-friendly activities at Lake Wilson.
Nestled in the middle of some historic landmarks is Gully Park in Fayetteville. This offers you somewhere to take your mini humans that they will enjoy as much as your furry babies. This barktacular park offers you the best of both worlds. You can let your littles run the playground, enjoy the walking trails, or simply have a picnic in the shade. With the workout center in the midst of it all, what else could you ask for? Just don’t forget the volleyball because who doesn’t like a good game together? You will love the family friendly atmosphere, just don’t forget your leash.
Take a long hike down a scenic trail and you will find Iams Dog Park, which is split into three areas so all pooches can play. The center of it all is a much-needed water fountain that sits at just the right height for you to tap it with your foot and get water for your pooch. Then there are two areas, one for small dogs and another for bigger dogs. The small dog part has a small jump. When they get used to that, take them over to the big part for a slightly bigger jump and hoop. It is a perfect park for socializing, training, and just getting away.
The Rails-to-Trails campaign has preserved the Scull Creek Trail in Johnson. The trail winds in and around the tree line exposing historic views of the area. The trail crosses over the creek many times along the little over four miles. The bridges are well maintained and pet-friendly. This is a great option for evening walks thanks to the spaced lighting that is placed along it. If four miles isn’t enough for you, you can cross over onto one of the connecting trails and extend your walk as you would like.
Take a quick, 30 minute car ride from Fayetteville over to Rogers, Arkansas and visit this fetching, all-inclusive dog park. You can find designated spaces for big or small dogs. All work and no play makes for a dull day, so spend some time in the training yard focusing on much-needed skills. Take a break in the water area if you get thirsty. Wash off in the designated dog wash area after playing in the dirt. After all, paw prints just aren’t as cute when you are scrubbing them off your car seat.