Kansas City, Kansas is the third-largest town in Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County. Founded in 1872, the city is often confused with Kansas City, Missouri, and is located at Kaw Point, which is the place where the Missouri and Kansas rivers meet. There are so many fun things to do in Kansas City because there are an estimated 33,352 dogs living in town.
Wyandotte Lake has the largest outdoor playground in Wyandotte County with 1,500 acres. There’s a 456-acre lake complete with a marina and a kids’ area and a huge fenced-in dog area with plenty of fun equipment and water fountains, benches and shade trees. The park also has hiking trails, picnic shelters, restrooms, and even an archery range.
Waggin’ Trail Park has a one-acre small dog area and 2.7-acre big dog area with agility course, benches, water fountains, and tunnels to run through. The park also has walking trails for you both to get a workout.
Wayside Waifs Bark Park is an amazing five-acre park that has separate areas for large and small dogs, pavilions, benches, lights, time-out kennels, watering stations, restrooms, and it is open 24/7 so you can come anytime you want. The park is actually part of the Wayside Waifs Shelter, and the $3 fee goes to help the shelter animals.
Wyandotte County Lake Off Leash Area is set aside for Fido and his fur buddies to run and play without the restriction of a leash. He can even splash and play in the shallow water. Bring a ball or frisbee and get in a good game of fetch. There is so much more your pal can do when he isn’t on a leash. Please be aware that this is a truly free area and there are no fences to constrict your pup either. Pack a picnic and make a whole day of it! Please be aware that you are not allowed to fish here.
The local swap-and-shop is great opportunity to spend the day with your dog while walking through a very social atmosphere. You see, the way that it works is kind of like a big yard sale. There are lots of people set up all through the area. The vendors only accept cash. However, no price is set and dealing is encouraged. Just think of all the new smells Fido will experience here! Whether you have your own booth or are visiting with others, you are sure to make a ton of new friends and run into some old ones here.
It is time for you and Fido to experience the magic of the movies. Boulevard Drive-In invites you to join your dog, as long as they are well behaved, to watch a movie in the park! Each weekend, the movie changes, so be sure that you check the schedule so that you don’t miss your favorite flick. There is absolutely nothing better than popcorn and a family movie -- except when you can watch the movie outdoors with your dog! This is sure to be one of the best days of your dog’s life. So grab a leash, a blanket, and your sense of adventure, and come see what’s playing.
Woodyard Bar-B-Que is every dog’s dream place to eat. They specialize in meat, and lots of it. The smells of the meat cooking can be smelled through the entire neighborhood. The large patio area has a ton of dog-friendly tables for you to join your dog at. If you want to go for a stroll, head over to the gardens nearby and let Fido smell the flowers. For all those who don’t crave meat like Fido does, this eatery also has wonderful sides, like creamed corn and fresh veggies. This is a pawtastic place for the whole family to enjoy dinner. So throw your dog a bone and let them have a taste of the best meat you can find anywhere.
Bonner Springs is home to Wyandotte County Lake Park Trails, which is just the right place to spend an hour or a day. This is a series of trials that interconnect all along the way. You’ll definitely want to pack a fishing pole and some hiking shoes! All these trails means that you can choose a different one each time you come to get an all new experience. Don’t worry about getting lost. There are lots of posted maps, and all the trails loop right back to the beginning. Please keep your dog on their leash while you are out enjoying the nature trail systems.