Warsaw is an urban metropolitan area with all the charms of small town life. Named after Poland's capital, the city boasts three large lakes with different parks surrounding them, and over 10 miles of greenways and walking trails throughout the city. Pups are welcome in all natural areas, city parks, and trails in the city, and have access to 5 animal hospitals when needed.
Spend the day at Municipal Park which sits on the southern coast of Center Lake, and is one of the most popular in the city for humans and pups. There are 1.2 miles of paved walking trails, and lots of green space for Fido to use, with additional features like restrooms, a picnic area, shaded sitting areas, a playground, benches, clean-up stations, and water fountains.
The Center Lake Wetland Conservation Area is another great space, and is just north of Center Lake. This park features multiple outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, and hiking. The area gets pretty muddy and wet, making the hiking part of the area pretty tough, but still open to leashed pups and humans. There's a boat launch, small picnic area, and restrooms are also available. Leash up Fido before heading here, and bring some water and clean-up bags!
Plan on going on a hiking adventure with your pup in Warsaw!
The neighborhood of Lakeside Park is in the center of two major lakes, Center Lake and Pike Lake. Along the shore of Pike Lake is Lucerne Park, a completely shaded area with large trees and covered walkways. The calming park has a small greenway path along the lake, with features like picnic tables, lake access, a playground, enclosed shelter, and amphitheater. Leashed pups can enjoy these features, and also have access to water fountains and clean-up bags. Beyer Park is on the south side of the neighborhood, and has a larger open area for activities like running around and fetch with Fido. There's restrooms, a pavilion, water fountains, and benches available in this neighborhood spot.
Ranch Road is a suburban neighborhood on the south side of town, filled with residential homes and woods. Kelly Park is the best park in the community, providing large open spaces that are surrounded by thick trees for shade and privacy. Dogs are welcome while they are on a leash, and can enjoy playing in the open areas, walking along .6 miles of paved walkways, playing in the enclosed tennis courts, or just relaxing in one of the picnic areas of the park. Additional features inside the area include water fountains, sitting areas, nighttime lights, clean-up stations, and trash bins.