Clarksville is happy barks-ville to doggy residents! The combination of first class amenities with the preservation of nature makes Clarksville a destination for pooches and their people. There are three vets within the city limits, and more in the surrounding area if you need off-hour assistance. Start your day with a bite to eat at Roosters, where your dog can join you for classic American food (or just a bowl of ice water) on the outdoor patio!
If you want a fun quick place to take the dog (and a kid or two), head to Parkwood Park. Your leashed dog can enjoy the 6-acre park’s walking trails. The family can enjoy the picnic spots and the sports fields, making this park a win-win for the whole family!
After you’ve hit the park and seen what you want to see, head deeper into Clarksville to spend the night. Put your paws up at dog friendly Clarksville hotels. Clarion Hotel Conference Center in Clarksville offers pet friendly rooms with a pet fee suitable for 2+ big dogs. You can also visit Clarsville’s Best Western Green Tree Inn or Suburban Extended Stay Clarksville with your dogs! There’s plenty in Clarksville to keep you coming back for more.
Visit the fossil (Devonian period) beds and riverbed at the Falls of the Ohio State Park for a little history. Hiking trails are paved and your pooch can join you for a leashed walk. Enjoy a quiet rest on the benches that overlook the river and Louisville, Kentucky across the water. Nearby, Colgate Park is 20 acres that features a variety of recreational facilities, but also plenty of space to enjoy a leashed walk. For even more outdoor adventure, Midway Park has a .33 walking path that surrounds the soccer field that promises a sniff-tastic walk. Stop by Roosters for some wings or sandwiches where your pooch can join you at the outdoor tables.
Ray Lawrence Park is a lovely neighborhood park with many shaded spaces just perfect for a picnic. The nine-acre park has plenty of space for you and your pooch to wander about on leash as you walk the short road and wander through the open recreational areas. There are plenty of picnic tables and benches for a rest after that waggerific walk. Bring along lunch for you and Fido and enjoy a little more time in the beautiful outdoors. No restroom facilities are available in this neighborhood park. Little League Park nearby has a half mile walking trail around the park for a pleasant leashed stroll.
The HIghland Dog Park, located in Highland Park, features separate both small dog (25 lbs or less) and large dog (over 25 lbs) areas. The small dog area can also be used for less active, shy, or senior dogs of any size. The park offers drinking water for humans and canines, benches and picnic tables, a ‘fur-gola’, shaded areas, a walking trail, and agility equipment. Membership is required for park admittance, so plan ahead before you go. Also in this neighborhood is Lansden Park, a small area with plenty of benches and some open space for a leashed walk. There is also a doggy waste station to make it easy to manage clean-up.
Colston Memorial Park is a beautiful park in the heart of this Jeffersonville neighborhood. There are large expanses of grassy space between recreational activities, and the large trees make plenty of shade for those hot summer days. Enjoy a leashed walk around the park, or bring a lunch for you a Fido and enjoy a little more time in such a refreshing environment. Nearby, the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge in Big Four Station Park spans the Ohio River and connects Jeffersonville and Louisville, Kentucky for walkers and bikers. You and your pup will enjoy a leashed walk across the bridge and the spectacular views of the area.