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Dog Areas in Platte City

6 Parks
1 Trail
2 Groomers

Platte City sits in Platte County Missouri, 180 miles northwest of the state’s capital of Jefferson City. There are many pawriffic things to do with your travel buddy here – you will both love your stay! There are two vets and an animal hospital in Platte City, so rest assured that your pal will be well looked after if disaster strikes. 

To start your trip off with an energetic trail walk, head south of the city to the Prairie Creek Greenway. This beautiful area has a four-mile main trail, with additional trails totalling 6.75 miles. The seven pedestrian bridges crisscross Prairie Creek, and the well-kept trails are predominantly asphalt for an easy walk. Keep you pup leashed here, and always clean up after him to keep the place in pristine condition.

Riverview Park is another lovely place to check out with your pup in Platte City. This quiet park is a great place for a friendly game of catch or chase on the grass, or relax under a tree with a packed lunch. The kids will love the playground, ball courts, soccer fields and disk golf course.

For a great meal with your pup by your side in Platte City, head to Tanners Bar & Grill. This pub-style eatery has all the classics – burgers, sandwiches, wings, plenty of sides and always a wide selection of specials. Mr Goodcents Subs & Pastas is another pup-friendly place to grab a bite to eat. These guys specialise in creating the freshest subs and sandwiches around, made to order right before your eyes! Both of these restaurants allow pets at the outside tables.

So, grab the lead, head out to Platte City to enjoy a pawsome trip!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Platte City

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 61/sq mi

    #1 Northeast Platte City

    Platte Falls Conservation Area in Platte City is a spectacular 2,366-acre area where you can bring your pup for a trail walk through the woods and along the nine miles of river running through the park. This is a diverse landscape, covering both marshland and forest, and there is always plenty of wildlife to spot, including otters, ducks and rabbits. For this reason, keep your pup leashed for his safety and that of the local fauna. The river offers many aquatic activities as well, and your water pup will love a little float down the river on board a canoe or boat with you! There is plenty of parking and restroom facilities here, but bring everything you need for the day, such as water, food, cleanup bags, bug spray and sunscreen.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 32/sq mi

    #2 Northwest Platte City

    Platte Ridge Park in the northern section of Platte City is 215 acres of beautiful parkland, not far out of the town centre. The lake and well-kept grass areas provide a lovely place to stop for a while and enjoy a snack, or go for an on-lead walk and enjoy panoramic views of Platte County. For the serious walkers, there is a 5k grass cross country trail with mileage markers every half mile to really get those legs moving. Fishing is permitted in the pond, and a playground will keep the kids occupied as well. Dogs are permitted here, but keep your pet leashed at Platte Ridge Park and always clean up any mess he leaves behind.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 162/sq mi

    #3 Weston State Park


    Weston Bend State Park in neighbouring Weston is a huge state park covering 1,133 acres that includes a 1.75 acre free dog park! The dog park has separate areas for big and little dogs, benches for you to sit at, waste disposal facilities and a doggie water fountain. Outside the dog park, your pup will need to go back on the lead, but there is so much to see. Eight trails offer scenic views of the forest and Missouri River, varying in difficulty from the easy 0.2 mile Bear Creek Trail, to the more rugged 1.25-mile West Ridge Trail. For a challenge, take on the much longer 3.25 Mile Weston Bluffs Trail. Picnic areas are dotted throughout the park for when you are both ready for a little rest.

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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,747/sq mi

    #4 Southeast Leavenworth

    For some more off-lead action, head over to Waggin’ Tails Dog Park in Leavenworth, a 13 mile drive southwest of Platte City, just over the state border into Kansas. This six-acre dog park is double-gated, fully fenced and offers separate areas for big dogs and little dogs to keep everyone safe and playing happily. There are waste disposal bags available, and a water fountain is in operation over the summer period. The well-kept, free park has plenty of benches for you to sit while you supervise, and shady trees to enjoy when the weather is warm. Your pup will love testing his skills on the agility equipment dotted around the play area too.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 515/sq mi

    #5 Tiffany Springs

    The 838-acre Tiffany Springs Park in Kansas City, 13 miles south of Platte City, is another glorious green space to get out and about in the fresh air with your pup and escape suburbia for a while. Keep your dog leashed here, as there are lots of creatures that call this place home, such as deer, raccoons and many species of birds. The creeks provided an interesting walk and many more things to see on your travels. Restrooms are available on site, and there is plenty of parking and open grassed space that gives you room to spread out for a picnic. The park is very close to the airport, so keep a watch for planes coming in and out!
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