Norco, California, is a magnificent to place to live for dog and horse owners alike. Norco has a long history of being one of the most horse friendly towns in the States and very proud of that fact. In turn, Norco has more horse trails than it has sidewalks, allowing residents to go pretty much anywhere on horseback.
With Norco literally being Horsetown U.S.A., dog owners have to turn elsewhere for leisure activities for dogs. Fortunately for Fido, this is not a problem at all with multiple dog parks located in the neighboring towns of Eastvale, Corona, and Chino.
Out of all the options, many residents of Riverside County give a shout-out to Dairyland Park in Eastville. This well-maintained dog park offers anything your four-legged buddy, and you would ever want. Small dogs can trot around in a designated area for smaller dogs while the large dogs run around in an even larger area. Both areas are fenced and contain both patches of real grass and artificial grass.
The Norco In-N-Out Burger deserves a special mention. Not often do restaurants have a special menu dogs and while the secret dog menu of this venue only contains one item, a Protein Style hamburger, it is great that both you and your furry pal can enjoy some burger goodness together.
Old Town N. of 7th has places for dogs and their humans to exercise and explore. Community Center Park is in the neighborhood. This park has a playground, ball field, and picnic area. The open grass areas entices even the stoutest English Bulldog into taking a stroll. The town of Eastvale also has several nice areas for dogs, and is worth the short drive of 4 miles to the east. Harada Heritage Park provides 2 fenced areas for leash-free exercise and socializing. This dog park has water for the dog, and their people. Nearby benches give the human companion some rest while their dog makes new friends.
South Norco is a happy place to be a dog. There are many dog-friendly places and things to do. Norco Hills Park and Parmenter Park are convenient places for some on-leash exercise on designated pathways. A dog park is only 7 miles to the east in Riverside. The River Walk Dog Park has two separate areas for small and large dogs. The park also has some agility equipment for training or just for fun. Dogs run and socialize in safe grassy enclosures. Their people supervise play from nearby benches. Quick cleanup is a must, and the dog park provides ample supplies for the job.
Crestview is situated south of Old Town. Dogs that live here enjoy Ingalls Park and Pike’s Peak Park with their families. The horses have first right to the Ingalls Park; it is frequently used for equestrian events. However, the horses aren’t stingy here, and dog shows happen, too. Crestview has many shops and services. There are several groomers, pet sitters, and boarders. Nikki’s Pet Spa at 1237 6th Street is a one-stop pet resort with luxurious grooming, and personalized treatment that makes boarding feel like something better than home.
Norco Ranch is a neighbor that caters to the outdoor needs of their dogs. The Community Center Park, Clark Park, and the Neil Snipes Park can all be found in Norco Ranch. These parks allow for some on-leash exercise, and they are good gathering places for humans and dogs to have lunches, or just take a break from the everyday routine. An off-leash dog park is a mere 5 miles south. The Corona Dog Park provides off-leash exercise, and a chance for some really up close and personal socialization.
If you’re looking for something to do besides dog parks, travel a mere 20 miles south to the Shoppes at Chino Hills. This mall features all the big retail shops, and all the well-known specialty ones in mostly an open-air outdoor setting. Some of the restaurants, too, are open air and allow dogs. Restaurants’ pet policies in the mall do vary, so be sure to plan ahead. You may also want to call to reserve a table, since seating may be limited. So, if you want to shop ‘til you drop, then eat a delicious meal with your pawesome pal at your feet, head to Chino Hills!