Blue Springs is located just outside Kansas City and is the eighth largest city in the Kansas Metropolitan Area. A few years back, Blue Springs was ranked 49th on the CNN's Money Magazine list of "100 Best Places to Live in the USA”. Just outside Blue Springs, you'll find the scenic Lake Jacomo, where you and your dog are welcome to explore and play, provided your pal stays on leash.
If you and your fury baby need a place to stay in Blue Springs, you'll be spoiled for choice, since the city is home to several dog-friendly hotels. These include Hampton Inn Kansas City/Blue Springs, Super 8 Blue Springs, Days Inn Blue Springs, and Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Independence.
If you want to do something a little more exciting, like fishing with your buddy by your side, you should visit Lake Remembrance. There are multiple trails where you can walk your dog on-leash and enjoy the nature and wildlife there. If you want to enjoy some historical museums, then visit the Missouri Town 1855, but be aware that only service dogs are allowed in; pets, unfortunately, are not.
In the vicinity of Blue Springs, around 19 miles away, you'll find Swope Park, which is a dog-friendly park. Dogs are welcome on-leash here. The park includes tennis courts and fields, and also hosts many festivals and events throughout the year. There is a separated dog area for some off-leash exercising that includes small dog and large dog zones. The park is really big and very well-maintained. The small dog area doesn't have a water station, so make sure you bring some or you will have to enter the large dog area to get some. There is a hill in the big dog area that is great for tiring out your pup really fast.
Just 11 miles from Blue Springs, you'll find Lee's Summit's first off-leash dog park: the Happy Tails Park. The park is 4 acres and has a water tower. It's a very clean, well-maintained patch of land that's just pawfect for some exercise. It includes a walking trail, some agility equipment for doggos, benches and lots of shade. It is properly fenced, and, outside the fence, there is a small playground for children. There's a porta-potty onsite, but no restrooms. The park includes a separate area for small dogs. There are also benches so you can sit back and watch you four-legged buddy socialize and run around.