While Lenexa, Kansas, is considered your typical suburban city, there are plenty of things to do that do not involve a heavy urbanized environment. Lenexa is close to the Kansas River, and there are various regional parks that make life in the city much more pleasant for those who love nature and for pet owners.
One of these parks is the Mill Creek Streamway Park, a linear park that offers over 17 miles of hiking trails and three miles of equestrian trails. While dogs have to be on a leash at all times, the park is still a splendid opportunity for local dogs to get some exercise as there are no off-leash dog parks in Lenexa.
The nearby cities of Shawnee and Overland Park, however, do present off-leash dog opportunities. The Shawnee Mission Dog Park is located in the Shawnee Mission Park and is a massive 53 acres in size. The park offers various trails through wooded areas and open meadows. The Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park in Overland Park is smaller but still relatively big and offers 7 acres for dogs to run and romp around.
There are several hotels in Lenexa, Kansas that allow pets in the room at a special rate. Some of these hotels, such as Super 8 and La Quinta Inn, focus on short stay lodging while there are also pet-friendly extended stay options available.