Edison is a small unincorporated community in Kern County, California. Formerly known as Wade, the village is located southeast of Bakersfield. This community, home to the prominent Edison Electric Company, was settled in 1902 and has a small-town vibe as well as plenty of amenities to fulfill the residents' needs. Looking to sniff out some dog-friendly fun? Head to Bakersfield, which offers lush public parks, fun playgrounds for pups, dozens of pet-friendly eateries, and 16 veterinary clinics, all just 9 miles from Edison.
While you're in Bakersfield, you'd be barking mad to miss out on Murray Family Farms! This countryside farm, store, and "Disneyland for agriculture" sells fresh fruits and veggies as well as a wide selection of high-quality jams and fruit pies, which is what the farm is known for. The best part? You can bring your leashed, well-behaved pooch along to sniff out some goodies!
Once you've stuffed your pockets with some delicious treats, consider making your stay in Bakersfield a longer one at the Orange Grove RV Park. This no-frills campground offers scenic views, clean facilities, all the necessary amenities, and even free coffee and donuts in the morning! Pooches are always welcome on-leash.
Edison may not be the dog-friendliest place in Kern County, but it's a grrreat base camp for dog owners looking to explore the surrounding areas!
Mountain Meadows is a sparsely populated neighborhood in East Bakersfield that's only partly occupied by residential quarters and local businesses. Most of the amenities in the area are located along Kern Canyon Road, but you'll want to turn off onto Bedford Green Drive to find a place where Fido can play off-leash. Mesa Marin Dog Park is located within Mesa Marin Sports Complex. This no-frills dog park offers a single area for all pooches to play in, but no benches or drinking water fountains. Visitors say the locals are extremely friendly, so get on out there and make some new friends!
University Park is a furrific city park with walking trails and plenty of room to explore with a leashed pup. This is an amazing place to stop by with family (furry babies included!) and friends to enjoy the playgrounds and facilities in the dog park. Locals love hanging out here, so get ready to socialize! Another nice facility is Siemon Park, which is located within walking distance from University Park. This place is just perfect for sharing a picnic and enjoying the seasonal splash pad; however, pooches should stay on-leash at all times. Bring plenty of waste baggies with you to help keep both parks clean.
Stockdale Country Club is one of the central neighborhoods in Bakersfield situated near the Kern River. Apart from the Stockdale Country Club itself, this neighborhood is home to Kroll Park, which features an amazing picnic area with two playgrounds and a dog park for your fur baby! This dog park is the pawfect place to let your pooch play off-leash with some local canine friends, or just spend some one-on-one time with her favorite human: you! The dog park is securely fenced and features large rocks to sit on instead of benches. Make sure you bring plenty of water and waste bags with you.
West Park Community is by far the best place you can visit in Bakersfield with your furry friend! Located not far from downtown, this busy neighborhood is centered on Centennial Park, a popular facility with picnic and recreation spots and an off-leash area for pooches. This park has a little something for everyone! There are grills and picnic tables where you can share a picnic with your pup, as well as multiple playgrounds for the kids to play in. The dog park here is an amazing spot to meet up with local tail-waggers and play a few games of fetch; just make sure you bring water and waste bags with you.
Bakersfield happens to have a very welcoming and pet-friendly downtown area. If you and your pup want to pig out, this is a great place to do it! Dagny’s Coffee Co is a casual, laid-back coffee shop with freshly baked pastries and a shaded outdoor patio where you can grab a bite with Fido. Do you pre-fur Italian food? You'd be barking mad to miss Uricchio’s Trattoria! This pawpular place asks that you make a reservation so the staff can reserve an outdoor table for you and your doggie dinner date. Leashed pooches are always welcome to beg their parents for a bite of pasta!