Follow the Interstate 30 miles south of Indianapolis and you’ll find Fairland, a small town with big heart. Full of green fields and open space, this country town is lucky to be away from all the hustle and bustle of the neighboring Mutt-ropolis. Happy hounds living in Fairland get to fill their lungs with fresh rural air every day.
Fairland’s farms are sandwiched between two main residential areas. Clover Village is on the north end of town and is a great place to take your furry friend for an afternoon walk. A stroll through this neighborhood gets you acquainted with the local scenery and friendly neighbors. Down on the southern end of town is the heart of Fairland. This area has plenty more streets to roam around with your pup.
Folks in Fairland take community seriously. The annual Fish Fry brings residents together for a celebration and fundraising event for the Fairland Fire Department. The town comes alive during the two days of cooking, entertainment and fireworks. This is a pawsome opportunity for your canine pal to socialize and get to know his neighbors. His tail will wag with delight as he joins in on the festivities.
It’s true what they say- a tired dog is a good dog. Help your pup be his best by taking him for a walk around South Fairland. Your faithful sidekick can cruise down Main Street while practicing his leash manners. Since this is a residential area, chances are you’ll run into a neighbor or two. Let your pooch stop to give a warm welcome to his new friends. He’ll love the chance to be outside and under the sun. A walk through this rural area will make your buddy one happy hound!
Shelbyville is just seven miles southeast of Fairland and is home to Sunrise Park. Located in the Lantana Estate and Riley Village neighborhood, this ten acre park is a delightful spot for hanging out with your four legged pal. Softball fields, a basketball court and a playground provide entertainment for the park’s two legged visitors. The four legged patrons can get some exercise by strolling around the park’s perimeter or just moseying through the grassy fields. If your pup is still rearing to go, head out into the surrounding residential streets. Stroll through the neighborhood until your canine companion is ready to head home.
When you see those big brown puppy eyes begging for walk, pack up your pooch and take a trip to Blue River Memorial Park. This park is just south of Fairland in the Brent Woods and Rolling Ridge neighborhood in Shelbyville. Let your pup’s nose be the guide as you wander around the massive green fields. She’ll love the freedom of the open space. For some doggy cardio, take a few laps around the paved walking path. For even more grassy space, head over to Kennedy Park. Just a bone’s throw away, this community park has sport fields and plenty of shade trees for relaxing under.