If you live in Augusta, don’t despair because there are no dog parks in your area. Instead, drive 26 miles to the great city of Baton Rouge. This city is home to the following three dog parks: Burbank Dog Park, Raising Cane’s Dog Park and Forest Dog Park. But those are not the only locations where dogs are welcome. Another option for you more active humans and dogs is the Comite Bike Trail/Kerry Stamey. This trail is great for humans and dogs who want to walk, run or bike through some gorgeous Louisiana natural beauty.
Located approximately 30 miles from Augusta is the city of Gonzales. Gonzales does not have any dog parks, but it is home to one of the most popular dog-friendly locations in the county: Cabela’s Gonzales. This Louisiana liquor store is a community staple! It boasts a 165,000 square foot retail space with educational information, entertainment and seating. And the best part? Well-behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome to accompany their humans! Although this is not a park, it is a wonderfurr place to spend an evening with your pooch.
If you live in Augusta, you are lucky enough to have access to some of the most beautiful views Louisiana has to offer right in your own backyard. However, if you feel like it is time to get out of your own neck of the woods, consider driving to Baker. The 33-mile drive is worth it because Baker is home to Greenwood Community Dog Park. This completely fenced in dog park is off-leash and welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes. Your dog will be able to run, play and relax with abandon while you socialize with the local frequent visitors.
Located approximately 40 miles from Augusta is the city of Denham Springs. Denham Springs is home to South Park, a gigantic park for families that spans over 60 acres. It has a horseback riding area, many basketball courts, playgrounds and a dog park. The dog park is separated into zones according to dog size. You may remove your dog’s leash while in the dog park, but make sure you keep your dog leashed while you explore the other parts of the park. The park is wonderful place to take your dog if you want them to learn to socialize and you wouldn’t mind making some friends either!
If you are looking not for a dog park, but a human activity where your dog is welcome to accompany you, consider driving fifty-odd miles to St. Francisville. This city has no dog parks, but it is home to the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, which is even better than a dog park! It has gorgeous grounds which make for a beautiful place to take photos, relax or have a picnic. Since this is not an off-leash park, you mutts make sure your pooch is leashed at all times and you have doggie poop bags and your own water. The drive may seem long but the historic significance and beauty of this site make it worth it!