Bettendorf is on the north side of the Mississippi River, right against the border of Iowa and Illinois. The city has become first for many things, like having the first modern-day riverboat casinos. The thing that will really stand out to you, though, is the amount of dog-friendly parks and shops in the area.
Crow Creek Park is a huge park in the city, with plenty of space for multiple activities for you and your pup to enjoy. Dogs must be on a leash, but can enjoy over 2 miles of paved trails that wind through the park, with access to two picnic pavilions, 7 enclosed baseball diamonds, a fishing pond, and a dog park! The dog park has 7 acres of fenced-in land for pups to play off-leash, with separate areas for large and small dogs, dog-sized water fountains, double-gated entrances, clean-up stations, and benches.
Middle Park is another dog-friendly park in the city, with over 50 acres of open space for your pup to run around in. Leashed pups are always welcome in the park and can explore the two enclosed baseball courts, walk around the fishing pond, play fetch in the grassy fields, or just relax under a tree on a bench. There are water fountains, trash bins, and clean-up stations at this park.
There are plenty of other parks to go to in the town, like Hollow View Park, Wessel Park, and Lincoln Park. With so many options and 7 veterinarians, it's no wonder you and your pup will love Bettendorf so much!