Dog walking in Riverside

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My name is Brittany and I love animals! I currently live on my own and am able to provide transportation if needed. I currently work at an emergency veterinary clinic and have been for over 2 years. Starting in the fall I will be starting classes to become a veterinary technician. I would enjoy helping owners out to ensure their little furry friends get the exercise they need!

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Hi! I'm Taylor. I grew up with dogs my whole life. In addition to caring for my personal pets I've been doing childcare and pet care since I was 9 along with volunteering at my local animal rescue when I could. I love spending time with dogs and meeting all the different personalities.

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Dog Walking in Riverside

While many towns and cities will put up plaques to commemorate famous residents, Riverside, IA has one for someone who hasn’t been born yet. The town has a claim to fame as the future birthplace of James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry wrote in The Making of Star Trek that Kirk had been born in Iowa in March of 2228, and in March 1985, Riverside’s sci-fi loving city council unanimously decided to proclaim itself as the captain’s hometown. 

As if that wasn’t enough, the town has taken this premise to warp factor nine -- it’s home to the Voyager Home Riverside History Museum, locally referred to as the "Star Trek Museum". You can’t enter with your pooch, of course, but the city is currently fundraising, and soon you might be able to visit a fascinating statue of Captain Kirk in one of Riverside’s parks.

There’s no designated dog park in Riverside, but you and your buddy are still sure to sniff out something to do! Iowa Township Park is a furrific spot for a leashed walk, and there are some hiking options nearby that are out of this world. You won’t have to boldly go too far to let your furry friend run free, either -- you’ll find some pawesome dog parks a little further afield!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Riverside

Ella St

48
Population Density
3,306 per sq. mi.

Ella St

48

A lovely spot for a sedate stroll, Hall Park sits between the English River and the suburban areas where Riverside’s citizens live long and prosper. There’s a paved walking trail here for you two to stretch all six of your legs on, and two-legged family members might well appreciate the well-maintained playground and sports fields. Not only that, but Hall Park is something of a city hub for community events in the summer -- visit at the right time, and you and your four-legged pal can watch a screened episode of Star Trek, or catch a free concert.

Auburn Hills

36
Population Density
1,218 per sq. mi.

Auburn Hills

36

Coralville is on the other side of Iowa City to Riverside, but the mutts-visit neighborhood of Auburn Hills is well worth the drive! A treat from Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery is sure to make your pooch sit up and beg -- they do bulk biscuits for everyday rewards, and decorated dog cakes and gift baskets for special occasions. Of course, owners need treats too, so be sure to stop for a pick-me-up at Press Coffee Company. Their maple latte (made with homemade maple syrup) is the stuff of local legend, and they welcome wagging tails outside. Afterward, you can burn it all off with a leashed walk in Auburn Hills Park.

Peninsula Area

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,911 per sq. mi.

Peninsula Area

24

Iowa City’s Peninsula neighborhood was designed as an alternative to the bland and poorly planned subdivisions of typical urban sprawl. While the neighborhood is very walkable and has lots of public space, whether the development is considered "bland" or not is rather a matter of taste. Never mind all that, though -- the area is home to the Thornberry Dog Park, a pawfect place to let your furry friend run free! The park is huge, clocking in at a massive twelve acres. There’s plenty of room in both the large and small dog areas for your pooch to leap about to their heart’s content, and there’s even a pond for swimming!

Scott Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,808 per sq. mi.

Scott Park

12

You’d be barking mad not to bring your pooch to Rita’s Ranch Dog Park! Located in the quiet, residential area of Scott Park, Rita’s Ranch isn’t quite as big as the park in Peninsula. Never mind  -- there’s enough space for the most rambunctious of pups to burn off some excess energy. Careful, though -- though it might look like the park has a separate small dog area, the fenced enclosure is actually for training. If you and your buddy just popped in to play, you may want to keep an eye on their temperament. Bags and water are provided, so all you have to do is BYOB (Bring Your Own Beast)!

Twain

0
Population Density
39 per sq. mi.

Twain

0

No bones about it, if your pooch likes hiking, a trip to Ryerson's Woods will make them one happy hound! Ryerson's Woods, just across the Iowa River from Iowa City's Twain neighborhood, makes for a nice hike at any time of the year, but it’s extra special in spring, when the ground is carpeted by native wildflowers in full bloom. The trail wanders for about a mile and a half through the natural forest -- there are some moderate inclines, however, so a walk here might not be suitable for older doggos who can’t quite move like they used to.  There are some side trails to smell and explore, too, so be sure to look up a map before you go!

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