Evansville is a city in Southwestern Indiana with over 117,000 people and an estimated 50,000 pets. Pet owners in Evansville are well-serviced with the multitude of facilities available.
If you’re in Evansville and are seeking a pet-friendly area to get some exercise with your canine companion, you won’t go far wrong with the Central Bark Dog Park. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing an off-leash space for your dog to run free and make doggy new friends! The park features cleanup stations, agility equipment, and benches for you to enjoy some quiet time.
Or how about bringing your pooch for a swim? Hovey Lake is popular for all sorts of activities including fishing, hunting, and boating. At 4,400 acres, you can bring your dog for walks as long as he likes! If you're planning on simply passing through Evansville and need a good night’s sleep for you and your furry friend, why not try one of Evansville’s pet-friendly hotels? The Drury Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western Gateway Inn and the La Quinta Inn & Suites all offer accommodation for up to two dogs for a reasonable rate. Evansville really is a great city for animal lovers.
The downtown neighborhood is a bustling neighborhood of shops and restaurants that borders the Ohio River. Dogs and people enjoy walking along the banks of the river or taking to the sidewalks to walk on-leash. Backstage Bar & Grill at 524 Main is the pawfect place to stop, sit on the outdoor patio, and enjoy a lunch or dinner with your pup. This pet-friendly restaurant welcomes you and your leashed companion. You can also find a bit of green space at the Eleventh Avenue Park. This small neighborhood park has some open space in which to stretch your canine companion's legs, as well as a shaded picnic table. Leashes are required in this little park.
The Ballard neighborhood loves its dogs. Opie’s Doggie Playcare & Salon on Kentucky Avenue gives the many neighborhood dogs a place to hang out for an hour, a day, or even a few nights. Opie’s boasts that they're the largest indoor doggie playcare in the tri-state area. The indoor play area also has agility equipment. All dogs are made to feel like part of the pack. Opie’s also offers grooming services for pups who need some pampering. Bayard Park is the neighborhood green space where people and their pups can get a whiff of nature. It is a historic ten acres bounded by Lincoln Avenue. Leashes are required in the park.
This northern suburban neighborhood has a lot to offer the dogs of Evansville. The Central Bark Park is located at the northeast corner of the Kleymeyer Park. This 2-acre dog park has some green flat space for dogs to run and socialize. The Central Bark Park is a member only park, and paperwork and an annual fee is required. Garvin Park is a free public park located on Heidelbach Avenue that has some nice, on-leash walking paths for exercise or to just spend time together sitting under one of the pavilions. This historic 80-acre park is a local favorite for outdoor events.
The Star neighborhood is not far from the action of the downtown, and there are many things for you and your star pup to do. You and your furry companion can grab some grub at The Talk of the Town, located at 1200 Edgar Street. The outdoor patio dining is just the ticket to make you and that not-quite-celebrity pet of yours feel right at home. The Fulton park is not far away, the pawfect place for dogs who prefer walking a green carpet to a red one. This cozy neighborhood park located at 321 N.Fulton has trees, grass, and plenty of places for a dog to enjoy some on-leash exercise.
This neighborhood is defined by its parks, which is probably why it's very pawpular with the a local dogs. The Burdette Park is located at 5301 Nurrenbern Road. Burdette has 170 acres for all kinds of recreational uses.This park has a campground (including primitive camping), and lodges and chalets for those dogs and humans that need a few of the creature comforts while communing with nature. This park offers numerous wooded trails, and dogs are welcome on-leash in almost all of the public areas of the park. Dogs and humans have opportunities to fish, or to share a snack at one of the park’s numerous picnic sites and pavilions.