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Douglas is a quaint little area in Georgia. Though the town is only 120 years old, population booms in the 1920s thanks to the city's part in creating tobacco products have bulstered the ranks, and made it a substantial area to settle. Nowadays, the town provides a quiet home life to humans and its four-legged residents. To a lot of people, the town has become known as Doglas, thanks to the dog-friendly areas throughout the city.
The North Madison Park is the most extensive park in Douglas, and is an unofficial dog park to residents. Dogs must remain on a leash while inside the park, but will find plenty of other dog friends, large open areas to play, and paved trails around and throughout the park. Other features will include clean-up stations, water fountains, and benches when you may need a rest!
That's not all though, as the town has a favorite trail called the Douglas Trail, which provides a dog-friendly path throughout the city. The track is 2.5 miles of paved area that leads from the southern to the norther parts of Douglas.
With 2 animal hospitals and plenty of dog-friendly hotels, like the Western Inn and Suites and Jameson Inn, you and Fido will have plenty of options to go out on a walk throughout all the neighborhoods of Douglas!
Bethal is a southwestern neighborhood of the city, and home to the Unity Park, an urban spot with paved trails that encircle and go through the park. The area has open fields and enclosed baseball fields, which are dog-friendly to leashed pups. For more open space though, head north to Wade Field, a park with different recreational ballfields, with enclosed tennis courts, baseball and basketball fields. The fenced-in fields are dog-friendly to leashed dogs between games, and provide a place for Fido to run around and play safely. Both parks have benches and trash bins for humans to use.
The Upton neighborhood takes up the northwestern portion of the town. Residents can enjoy this quiet neighborhood with plenty of green areas and places to walk Fido, like Wheeler Park. This forested park is dog-friendly with tennis courts and a baseball field, and plenty of shaded areas with natural dirt and concrete trails throughout. There are benches, trash bins, water fountains, and plenty of room to run around with Fido. Nearby, Holt's Bakery and Restaurant offers fresh baked goods, and two dog-friendly outdoor tables and complimentary water in bowls for thirsty pups.
Central Douglas boasts plenty of foot traffic and business activity throughout the neighborhood, but despite the fast-paced area, there are still parks in the concrete jungle. The Eastside Park is one of these, with over 10 acres of open space, forested areas, recreational ballfields, benches, and water fountains. Dogs will have plenty of room to go for a leisurely stroll or to run around to get some energy out. The Emma Ward Park is in the southern part of the neighborhood and offers an entirely forested area with paved trails, a gazebo, benches, and picnic area. Dogs must remain on a leash at both parks.
The Douglas City Center neighborhood holds most of the residential homes in the city, and residents are always looking for an excellent place to walk their pup. Residents don't have to go far luckily, thanks to the Roundtree Center Park. This park has everything a dog and their owner could want, shaded sitting areas, paved trails throughout the park for walking, and open areas for fetch or running. Additional features include water fountains, trash bins, and clean-up stations. Although for a quieter walk, dog-lovers can head to the Vincent Gardens. The nursery is a dog-friendly outdoor greenhouse with plenty of beautiful flowers and grassy fields to walk Fido for no cost.
The West Green neighborhood is the largest neighborhood in Douglas, and features large areas of open farmland. In the region is the General Coffee State Park, a massive 1,511-acre park with a 4-acre lake. There are 13.4 miles of trails here that are partly made up of a wooden boardwalk that meanders along the southern coast of the lake and leads into scenic swamplands. Dogs are welcome on all of the trails as long as they remain on a leash, but must not go into the swimming areas or historic places of the park. Additional features include trash bins, water fountains, and benches along the trail.
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