Greenwood, Indiana, lives up to its name. This suburb of Indianapolis currently has 17 public parks including the Greenwood Community Garden and the Greenwood Community Center. It is, therefore, not a miracle that this community of almost 55,000 people has a lot of avid dog fans in their midst.
What options are there for dog owners, aside from the public parks where dogs have to be held on a tight leash?
The locals are a big fan of the Four Paws Dog Park. This off-leash dog park is part of the University Park and requires a membership card to enter. This, however, ensures that the park is well-maintained. The dog park has wooden benches, water fountains and even agility equipment for the dogs.
For a more challenging route, dogs and their owners can tackle the Tracy trail. This relatively short trail offers a greenway through the town of Greenwood through Summerfield Park and Woodman Park. The route meanders along a stream and offers no shade so beware for those hot and dry Indiana summers.
Visitors to Greenwood, Indiana, can check-in one of the pet-friendly hotels the city has to offer. Candlewood Suites, Red Roof Inn, La Quinta Inn and Red Carpet Inn allow pets for a small fee per stay.