It will take you a little longer than half an hour to reach Sparks, Nevada, but the drive will be well worth it for Sparks Marina Dog Park! This fenced, off-leash dog park has walking trails, open grassy areas, benches, shade, and -- perhaps most importantly -- a swimming hole where your pup can have a splashin’ good time! Be sure to bring a leash, although locals let their dogs swim in the water without one. Keep a close eye on your dog while he’s in the water, and ensure he responds well to voice commands. Don’t fur-get to bring water and waste bags! Right outside the park, you’ll a few dog-friendly chains as well as an Irish pub in case your bellies start growling after all that play.