New Centerville -- just three miles south of Centerville -- is a very small community in west Idaho. All of its dog-friendly amenities, including nearly seventy veterinary clinics, are over an hour away in the state capital of Boise and other larger cities.
In Boise, Camel’s Back Park is a very popular activity for pups and their parents. This park is known for its lush greenery, friendly atmosphere, and large climbing hill. Other park amenities include a playground, tennis courts, and a picnic area.
Another more rugged option is Table Rock Park. Known for its variety of hiking trails and gorgeous scenery, this trail system is dog-friendly and perfect for both novice and experienced hikers. Another popular hiking and biking spot is the Military Reserve, an intermediate-level hiking trail that welcomes dogs (and has lots of parking).
If you and Fido aren’t in the mood for a hike, that’s pawfectly fine! If you’re willing to make the drive into Boise, there are tons of dog-friendly restaurants. The Sandbar, 10 Barrel Brewing, Westside Drive-In, and The Dutch Goose are some of the most popular.
Although New Centerville itself may be lacking dog-friendly activities, Boise and its neighboring communities like Hidden Springs have all you need if you’re in the mood for the drive.
Cloverdale loves dogs! This pooch accepting neighborhood is roughly 55 miles from New Centerville, where it offers plenty of shopping, eating and fun recreational activities for humans and pups! Redwood Park permits pooches to have be free range dogs; they have reign over the entire park. Park amenities include a pond, walking paths, and a fishing area. Another fun outing you and Fido can tackle is visiting the Julius Kleiner Memorial Park. It provides 58 acres, an amphitheater, basketball court, community garden, fishing pond, and walking paths! Human parents and their leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcomed to utilize the park’s amenities.
Hidden Springs is situated along the foothills of Boise National Forest, and conveniently close to Highway 55, making it about a 42-mile drive from New Centerville. Castle Hills Park is a 7.2-acre community space with walking paths leashed dogs can stroll, or, they can run around in the 2.2-acre, fenced-in doggie park and get some socialization and exercise; whatever their preference. For nature lovers, Boise National Forest is literally in your backyard, where you can choose from dozens of hiking trails that your pooch would love to go on with his best friend!
Southeast Boise is another accessible community that is located adjacent to Interstate 84, approximately 44 miles south of Centerville. Cypress Park is a 7.3-acre community area complete with paved sidewalks and open field areas. This awesome park also houses a large, 1.4-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park where they provide a waste bins and disposal bags. If your pooch is on the adventurous side, the Boise River Greenbelt is a great option to go for a walk, jog, or biking excursion with your pooch! This greenbelt is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservation effort that repurposes old, rotting railroads into useable recreational pathways.