Wreford is a small, unincorporated community in Kansas south of Junction City. It’s a part of Geary County and the Manhattan Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. You and Fido will have to enjoy the amenities available in Junction City, since Wreford doesn’t have any. Junction City is also generous on veterinarians. There are at least five vet clinics in the area. However, pet-friendly attractions are located not only to the north but also to the south of the city. Feel free to explore!
Geary State Park and Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area are 8 minutes south of Wreford. It’s a snifftastic place to stop by and have some fun with Fido on-leash, complete with 180 acres of land centered on a 99-acre lake! The area is home to thousands of species of plants, birds, and animals. It’s crucial to keep your puppy leashed, though. You don’t want to run after them chasing a squirrel! There are walking paths through the woodlands, but no hiking trails.
Want to camp with your canine? Head to Owls Nest Campground, near the southern border of Junction City. It’s a very simple, primitive campground with furnished cabins and hook-ups! The amenities are fantastic, with unlimited, free internet and lots of open space to walk, explore, and sniff!
North Junction City is a neighborhood outlined by the Republican River to the north and the downtown district to the south. This vast area includes several residential quarters with small and medium-sized single-family homes and a commercial sector. There are a lot of parks, too, making it an excellent choice to visit with Fido! Start with Heritage Park in downtown, a welcoming, small park with walking trails. You can also check out Sertoma Park, just east along E 6th St, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on N Washington Street. Playground Park and Cleary Park will wait for you to the west. The latter is a beautiful place to have a picnic!
Camp Forsyth, a southern neighborhood with military and historical significance, sits in the northern part of Fort Riley, KS. Here, residential quarters neighbor with small local businesses and supermarkets. The area has a water reservoir, a park, and an excellent place for puppies to play together and have fun off-leash! Bark Park is a local community park which is open to residents. However, pooches from other regions are not restricted from visiting! Prefer a more sedate stroll with your shy pup? River Walk Trail, on the border of Junction City and Fort Riley, is a pawpular trail to trek. Leash up and have a ball!
Fort Riley Blvd/Eureka Rd is a southwestern neighborhood in Manhattan, KS. It's made up of high-rise apartments and small single-family homes. The area is expansive and has everything you might need as a local: entertainment, shops, and cafes. Who barked "outdoors"? Yes, outdoor fun is also included! There are three parks here, and all are pet-friendly! Take a short ride from Wreford to reach Warner Memorial Park, a vast green area with sports fields. Your next destination is Frank Anneberg Park, an expansive area for sports. However, the best place will be Cico Park, a local city park with a designated doggy spot. What time is it? Off-leash time!
Manhattan’s downtown has something to offer to everyone! This is a place offering a variety of cultural venues, a city park, and a great deal of entertainment, including cafes, restaurants, shops, and so much more! Flint Hills Discovery Center is right here, with year-round events offering educational fun for the whole family. Hungry? You'll find no shortage of Fido-friendly eateries in downtown! For example, Bourbon and Baker offers a range of Southern fare and drinks. Want to relax on a spacious patio with Fido? Head to Wahoo Fire and Ice Grill, an American joint steps away from the city park. Bone Appetit!
River Pond Road is a remote area in South Manhattan with a great deal of outdoor fun! Tuttle Creek State Park is the pawfect place for a rugged adventure. You simply have to check out this place with Fido at least once! Here, you can find an archery spot, golf, trails, and more! The trails are wide and are used for horseback riding, mostly. If your puppy plays well with larger four-legged friends, give it a go! There’s also a small dog park -- Stretch Dog Park. It’s a small, fenced terrain with simple agility equipment -- a great place to enjoy off-leash playtime and good company with Fido!