The town of West Monroe features small-town neighborhoods in addition to all the amenities you expect in the city. Your pup will love a day or a weekend at Cheniere Lake Park. The nature trails here are perfect when you need to get away and admire the trees and plants with your furry companion. You can fish at the lake, or bring a picnic lunch and relax at one of the pavilions. Pups are also welcomed at the RV Park where you can rent cabins. The playground is perfect for the kids and the entire family, including your pup, will love quality time together.
There are plenty of pooch-friendly restaurants in town when hunger strikes. Roly Poly offers a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads, and you and your pup can sit at the outdoor tables together. McAlister’s Deli is another favorite for families and their furry companions, featuring eight dog-friendly tables available outside where you can chat with friends while you enjoy your meal. On warm summer days, you and your pup can take a walk to Tummy Yummy Creations where you will find unique meals and a sweet snack. The outdoor tables are perfect for spending time with Fido.
If your pooch is feeling under the weather, seven veterinarian clinics in West Monroe offer routine appointments and emergency care. If you need pup friendly accommodations, check out Red Roof Inn. All of the rooms are pet-friendly and close to parks where you can walk your pooch. Comfort Inn also welcomes two pets for an extra fee, just make sure to call ahead to reserve a pup-friendly room.
The friendly city of West Monroe is a popular place for dog lovers and people who are interested in helping the environment, cultural activities and spending time with two and four-legged family members and friends.
Situated along Wood and Oak Streets, the Anna Gray Noe Park is a beautiful destination for walking Fido. The park features a variety of gardens and shade trees where you can relax and chat with friends. You will often find neighbors walking their pups and enjoying the fresh air and the beauty of the area. After spending some time at the park, you can stroll over to the Roma Italian Bistro where you will find a variety of Italian dishes. There are several pooch-friendly outdoor tables, so invite your friends and their furry companions to enjoy a meal on a beautiful day.
Near the Ouachita River, Lazarre Park is a great place to walk Fido and spend time with the family. Teenagers will enjoy the disc golf course, and puppy parents can walk their pooch along the river while the kids play. You can sit on a bench and watch the boats, or admire the wildlife around the park. If your pooch needs some exercise, he can chase a ball in the open areas. Hanging out at the BBQ area is also fun, and you can enjoy a picnic with the family. You will need to bring your own water and doggie waste bags so you can help keep the park clean.
A fun place to visit when you are out with your pup and the family is Restoration Park, a wetland area that helps to control flooding in the area. In addition to the nature paths, there is a one-mile running course where you will often see neighbors exercising with their pups. After some vigorous exercise, relax on one of the benches and give yourself, and your pup, a cool drink of water. If you are staying at the nearby pet-friendly Holiday Inn Express, the park is close by and convenient for walking Fido. You might also want to check out Eskamoe’s Frozen Custard & More where you can order hot dogs, sandwiches and a variety of yummy treats for you and your pup.
When your pup needs a place to run off leash and romp in the grass, take him to Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Kiroli Park. The dog park is located towards the back of the main park, and features water fountains and waterfalls. Puppy parents can relax on the shaded benches while the pups run around sniffing butts and chasing toys. If your pooch loves the water, there is access to a fenced pond where your pup can cool off on a warm afternoon. After spending time in the dog park, go for a stroll along the nature trails or let the kids run around at the playground in Kiroli Park. If you are looking for a pup-friendly restaurant nearby, check out Magic Grill where you can order a burger and shake, and a dish of ice cream for Fido.
A fun destination for pups and humans is the Forsyth Park on Forsyth Avenue. The main attraction for humans is the disc golf course, but it is also a great place to walk your pup and spend time outdoors. The open fields with lush grass will allow Fido to have a snifftastic time. Walk laps around the perimeter of the park, or relax on one of the shaded benches. There's a playground for the kids, and a boat dock where you can fish. Community events are sometimes held here, s if you have a shy pup, be sure to look at the calendar.