Prairie Village is a lovely city in Johnson County, and founded in 1941. Named after the Prairie School which was established almost a century before the city was founded, Prairie Village has since grown and is now home to families and their happy pets. The town offers ten veterinarians that you can take your pup to, making it a great spot for the two of you to live or visit.
If your dog loves exploring the great outdoors, then head to one of the pawesome parks that Prairie Village has to offer. Franklin Park has some great amenities, like a baseball and soccer field, grills to cook on, an exercise trail, a pavilion for shade, and picnic tables to relax at. Be sure to take your dog on the trail if he loves sniffing around and exploring.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the many different dog-friendly eateries that Prairie Village has to offer. Stop into Traven in the Village and grab dinner with a cocktail, with your furry friend by your side. They dish out traditional American fare like chicken and seafood, and they have an outdoor patio that is dog friendly. If you are craving dessert, then stop into Peachwave Frozen Yogurt. They offer over a dozen frozen yogurt flavors with tons of different toppings. Both eateries have dog friendly patios where Fido can join you for a bite to eat.
If both you and Fido are foodies, then you need to head over to the Nall Avenue Gardens neighborhood and check out all the pawesome eateries that you and Fido can dine at together. Story is a classy spot to stop in with your furry friend, and dishes out American fare. Café Provence is a cute French bistro that takes you out of your everyday and places you into Paris while you dine with them. The staff loves when your dog tags along and even offers fresh water for him. Both restaurants are dog friendly and welcome Fido to come and join you at their outdoor patios.
Grab Fido and head into the Paddock Court neighborhood to check out the tasty eateries where you both can dine together. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza uses stone ovens to cook their pizzas, and offer soups or salads to go along with your meal. Johnny’s Tavern is great local sports bar that offers an extensive menu that includes gourmet burgers, pizza, wings, and tacos. BRGR Kitchen and Bar is a contemporary burger pub that serves tasty burgers, plus build-your-own mac and cheese. These are just a few dog friendly restaurants that you and Fido can check out together. These restaurants have dog friendly patios and welcome your dog to join you.
The Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park is a great spot to take your furry friend to run around off-leash and meet some new friends. The park is located inside Overland Park, which is only three miles out of Prairie Village. This pawsome dog park is fenced in and surrounded by woods, which is perfect for dogs who love to sniff. The seven-acre park offers water for dogs, restrooms, and benches for owners to relax on. This dog park lets both large and small dogs mingle together, so if you prefer your dog to hang out with pups his own size, then this isn’t the park for you. Make sure to bring clean-up bags with you while you visit.
Ten miles out of Prairie Village in Kansas City is the Trolley Track Trail. This pawsome trail is 6-miles long and contains a mixture of asphalt and crushed stone. The trail will take you mainly through an urban area, and at night, the entire path is lighted. If the weather is bad, the trail can get flooded, so be careful. After a good walk on the trail, stop into District Pour House and Kitchen nearby. This delicious eatery has progressive American food and a plethora of different alcoholic drinks to choose from. They also have outdoor seating which is dog friendly.
Swope Park is in Kansas City, and only ten miles out of Prairie Village. Fido is welcome to join you in this park if he stays on leash. The park includes a baseball field, tennis courts, and concerts during the summer. Inside of the park is a dog park for Fido to run around off-leash. The park is separated into two areas, with the large dog park on a hill to help you run some energy out of your dog. The park is covered by trees to help provide shade, but does not offer any water, so make sure to bring some with you.