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Saint Joseph is right on the edge of Missouri, bordered by Kansas and the Missouri River. The town has been called a top true Western city. Whether you're here for the western appeal or small town status, you and Fido will end up staying thanks to the dog-friendly atmosphere, a large number of parks, and 10 veterinarians.
The Corby Dog Park is a great example of dog-friendliness in the city, with 4 acres of open area that's completely fenced-in, complete with separate places for large and small pups. The park is popular among residents and provides a great place for Fido to socialize, run, play and enjoy other dog amenities like dog-sized water fountains, double-gated entrance, and clean-up stations. There is a membership fee to get into the park.
Those pups and humans who are in love with nature will love the Dupree Memorial Conservation Area, a 236-acre natural area with 1.75 miles of shoreline along the Missouri River. There are paved and nature trails that span throughout the park, with sights of wildlife, natural trees, and wetlands. Dogs must remain on a leash 6 feet or shorter while in the park, and humans must remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
Pups looking for a short walk, a place to play or a long hike through natural areas will be happy in Saint Joseph.
The Robidoux neighborhood is on the northwestern side of town, with views of forested areas and the Missouri River. Along the river is the Huston Wyeth Park, a 40-acre park densely packed with trees that offer dirt and paved trails for a short walk or day-long hike, open areas for playing fetch and running, a pavilion, water fountains, benches, and restrooms for leashed pups. Don't forget to bring your own clean-up bags before entering the park. Afterwards, head down to the Delish Bakery and Malt Shoppe, a restaurant offering sweets and shakes, complimentary water bowls for pups, and outdoor dog-friendly seating.
The North 36th Street and North Belt Highway neighborhood is pretty crowded with residential homes, but still has a large natural area. The area is called the Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area, a protected park that offers scenic views of over 75 natural tree species, wildlife, and wetlands. There are paved, gravel, dirt and boardwalk trails that are open to humans and dogs. Dogs must be leashed before entering the area, and don't forget the water and clean-up bags. After a day out hiking, head over to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a delicious dessert and lunch restaurant with dog-friendly seating, water bowls, and food samples for Fido.
The Kirschner neighborhood is pretty packed with small businesses and homes. In the middle of the busy streets is Lewis Park, an undeveloped park that offers a small parking lot and a large area with open fields and forested trails. Dogs can come here and enjoy the quiet surroundings while enjoying some one-on-one time with their walker. The Patee Park is also in the neighborhood and provides dogs and dog walkers with more amenities like a pavilion, picnic shelter, gazebo, water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and grilling stations. Dogs have to remain on a leash inside this park, but can run around in the open area or walk along the perimeter paved trail.
Mason is one of the most populated neighborhoods in the city, located on the southern edge of town. The neighborhood offers residents and pups Hyde Park as a place to go out, which is a pretty great option. Humans and pups alike will enjoy the expansive fields throughout the park, forested area with nature trails, recreational ball fields, large parking lot, and enclosed tennis courts. Dogs have to remain on a leash, but can go into the enclosed courts and fields as long as no one is using them. Additional features include water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
This neighborhood is in the northwestern part of the city, and hosts one of the largest developed parks in the area known as Krug Park. The park is over 100 acres of open and forested areas, with two ponds for fishing and swimming, paved trails, amphitheater, gazebo, and parking lot. There's not much missing from this park or off-limits to four-legged visitors, with additional features like clean-up stations, water fountains, trash bins, nighttime lights, and benches. The Saint Joseph Riverwalk is also in-town and provides a quiet walking experience for you and your pup, with over 2.3 miles of concrete trails along the river. There are water fountains and benches along the trail.
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