Established along the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Davenport is both pet and family friendly. Both visitors and residents enjoy walking their pups along the river, shopping at local pet stores, and dining in the dog friendly restaurants. Meeting up with friends and their pups at the Front Street Brewery offers time to socialize and indulge in baked mac and cheese, craft IPA beers and doggie snacks on the back patio. If you prefer burgers or steak, the Driftwood Pub features a dog friendly patio with views of the river.
The city’s veterinarians believe in “Enriching lives through healthy pets!” Three vet clinics and hospitals are available for Fido’s routine medical and dental care and emergencies. Our pets are members of our family and deserve compassionate and qualified care – all of which can be found right in town.
Families visiting the area will also find over 19 pet friendly hotels catering to your unique needs. Baymont Inn located near Hwy 61 and Interstate 80 provides spaces to walk your pup and doggie waste stations to clean up after Fido. The open field next to the hotel is perfect to allow your pooch to run off some energy after a long ride in the car.
Situated along the Mississippi River, Centennial Park in the City Center neighborhood offers beautiful views and the wonderful off-leash Davenport Dog Park. Once you and Fido have entered through the secure double gated entry, your pup can show off his agility on a variety of toys and training equipment. The location right in the center of town ensures you and your pooch will meet other doggie parents and give your pup a chance to socialize and sniff some friendly pals. A water fountain located in the park provides a chance for a cool drink and a splash. Clean up after your pooch with the convenient complimentary bags loated in the doggie waste station to keep the park looking great for everyone.
Pup and family friendly, this neighborhood features the spacious 31-acre Marquette Park. The open field provides a great place for your dog to run around and catch a frisbee, or you and your pooch can relax and get a drink at the picnic shelter. Children will also enjoy the playground, and you can refill water bottles at the drinking fountain near the restrooms. Attached to the park is the Duck Creek Parkway, a hard surfaced trail you can walk for over 12 miles through town, and admire the flowers and landscape.
Newer homes and well-maintained sidewalks make this neighborhood excellent for walking Fido after a day of work or socializing with other puppy parents. The Prairie Heights Park is situated on over 220 acres and offers a sidewalk that winds through the area perfect for walking your pooch even in rainy weather. A drinking fountain near the picnic shelter provides fresh water to refill your water bottles after getting some energetic exercise with your furtastic pal. After a day of playing, head over to the Jersey Grille sports bar where you and your friends can watch a game and munch on nachos while your pups enjoy hanging out on the outdoor patio.
If you are staying at the pup friendly Days or LaQuinta Inns in the Fairhaven neighborhood, plan to walk Fido down to Duck Creek Park. The park covers 211 acres and features a garden gazebo, playground and picnic tables. Golfers will also enjoy the adjoining 18-hole golf course while their puppy partners have tail-wagging good time walking along the park trails and romping in the grass with his friends. Drinking fountains are located throughout the park where you can refill your pup’s water bottles and make sure to bring your own doggie bags and clean up after your furry pal.
Located in the popular E. Central Park Ave/ Brady St neighborhood, doggie parents love almost one mile long walking path around Vander Veer Botanical Park in both warm and chilly weather. Thirty-three acres of beautiful gardens and trees create a peaceful atmosphere to walk along the paved pathway and enjoy nature. Your dog will have a snifftastic time frolicking in the plants and flowers while socializing with other pups. Bring your lunch and some kibble, and relax on a bench. A stone fountain here is illuminated with changing lights, and the park is well – lit during the evening, so may be perfect for a stroll before bedtime.