Situated on the rural plains of Kansas, Midland is a quiet, small community just two miles north of Lawrence. Midland residents enjoy a pastoral lifestyle with the hip restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Lawrence right down the road. Lawrence also has 19 animal clinics to help your dog stay in tip top shape! It’s a woofderful arrangement for folks that like a quiet, but convenient day-to-day routine.
Nearby Lawrence has some puptastic parks for Midland dogs and humans to visit! The northernmost park in Lawrence, Riverfront Park, is only minutes from Midland and has 994 acres for you and Fido to explore! Located on the Kansas River, this pawsome park has stunning water views, lush native grasses, wildlife and a pawesome off-leash area! The Riverfront Park Off-Leash Dog Park is a large unfenced area with trails along the river where you and your unleashed dog can hike together!
After your adventure in the park, check out the Gaslight Tavern just a few blocks away in Lawrence. This quaint eatery has a shaded patio where your pup can join you while you chow down on a burger and a craft beer.
With so many furrific amenities within just a couple miles of town, Midland is a pawsome place to call home!
Visit some of Lawrence’s most pawsome parks in the North Lawrence neighborhood, about two miles from Midland! You and your leashed dog will love discovering new play areas in this neighborhood’s 10-acre Lyons Park. There’s tons of open grass where you and Fido can romp, train or have a picnic, plus lots of mature trees that provide ample shade. This woofderful, peaceful park also has a playground, tennis and basketball courts, a picnic pavilion with barbecue grills, restrooms and a drinking fountain. The North Lawrence neighborhood is also where you’ll find Riverfront Park and its woofderful Riverfront Park Off-Leash Dog Park!
If you and your furry friend are looking for a walk followed by some great eats, check out the Old West Lawrence neighborhood, about four miles from Midland! This area is home to a furrific park and some great fur-iendly restaurants! First, clip on your pup’s leash and head to the 7 acre Buford M. Watson Jr. Park. This pawpular park is a furrific place to stroll with your pup and check out the park’s old train locomotive that was once used in the area! There’s also picnic tables, a playground and a gazebo where you and your pooch can chill out after your walk. After your quality time in the park, visit some of the nearby dog-friendly restaurants like Quinton’s Bar and Deli, and the Ladybird Diner!
There’s plenty of furrific parks to choose from in Lawrence’s Pinckney neighborhood! About five miles from Midland, this area’s Burcham Park is nestled on the scenic Kansas River. It’s a pawsome place to visit with your leashed dog! You and Fido will love walking on the half-mile nature trail that meanders beneath the big, beautiful cottonwood trees to the nearby Constant Park. Both parks have lovely grassy areas and picnic tables, too! For another puptacular neighborhood park, visit Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park! This eight-acre green space has a three-acre lake with a paved trail that winds along the lake. It’s a beautiful spot for a walk with your pooch! This neighborhood is also home to Woody Park and Clinton Park.
If you and Fido find yourselves in the East Lawrence neighborhood, stop by Hobbs Park! About five miles from Midland, this quaint neighborhood park has trees and grass along the park’s paved walking path where you and your leashed pup can stretch your legs. Hobbs Park is also a furrific place for family gatherings as there’s a picnic pavilion with a barbecue grill, drinking fountains, a playground a ballfield and a basketball court. For another pawtastic place to walk in the neighborhood, check out the stretch of the 1.7-mile Burroughs Creek Rail Trail that wanders through the neighborhood just a few blocks away.
Looking for a peaceful place to stroll with your leashed pup? Lawrence’s Brook Creek neighborhood has some great options! This quaint residential neighborhood’s namesake park is about five miles from Midland. You and your pooch will love visiting this grassy park and meandering through the mature trees next to the small canal that runs through the area. There’s a footbridge over the canal, where you and your dog can get a bird’s eye view of the water, too! There’s a gazebo, a playground and a basketball half court at this pleasant green space. This neighborhood is also home to Edgewoord Park and part of the 1.7-mile Burroughs Creek Rail Trail.