The area that became Burlington was the first place the American flag was raised in Iowa in 1805, claiming it from the Fox and Sac Indians that inhabited the plains. Today, the city has become a major waterway stop along the Mississippi River offering a large urban district with shops, retail, and restaurants. There's also plenty of places to play, run, and enjoy the outdoors, especially ones where you can bring Fido along too!
One of the largest and most wild places to take your pup in the city is the Starrs Cave Park and Preserve. The preserve offers over 184 acres of cliffs, forests, and open fields to explore. With 2 miles of hiking trails, humans and pups can enjoy the outdoors and explore the natural wonder of the area. Dogs do have to remain under control at all times, but will have access to picnic tables, benches, water fountains, and trash bins.
Crapo Park is a scenic and spacious park on the southern park of the city, close to the area's downtown district. With over 85 acres of lush lawn and tall trees, the park has places to run, play, or relax under the shade. There's a lake for fishing, with a pier, boat launch, pavilion, playground, and picnic tables. Leash up Fido before coming and make some new friends with additional features including water fountains, clean-up bags, trash bins, and benches.
Burlington offers hundreds of acres of dog-friendly space to play in, with a dog-friendly community and 2 animal hospitals.