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Dog Areas in Columbus, MS

9 Parks
1 Trail
17 Shops
6 Eateries
6 Groomers
The lively area of Columbus is surrounded by watery swamps, bordered by the Tennesse-Tombigbee Waterway to the west, and Columbus Lake to the northwest. The city isn't near any major towns and barely has any smaller neighboring towns, creating a small peaceful area to live in. Not only is it peaceful, the small city has the motto "The Friendly City", which is also true when regarding the four-legged residents of Columbus. With a dog-friendly attitude, natural and developed parks, and 8 animal hospitals, it's no wonder the city is so popular among dog-lovers.

The largest park located in the city is Lake Lowndes Park that provides nearly 200 acres of open space, recreational fields, and trails to enjoy around Lake Lowndes. The number of activities you can do with your pup is endless, with spots available to hike, picnic, kayak, fish, swim, or play. Additionally, there are recreationally fields that include enclosed tennis courts, baseball fields, volleyball court, and soccer fields. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside the park, but must remain under verbal control and are not allowed in any building facilities.

If you wanna stay inside the city and play with your pup safely, the city's Bark Park will provide a great escape from the bustling city center. Inside the fenced-in park, there are separate areas for small and large dogs, with double-gated entrances, agility equipment, benches, water fountains, and clean-up stations for your pup. 

Columbus is a musical, busy, and dog-friendly city that continues to provide new and outdoor places to spend with Fido.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbus, MS

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    Population Density 1,347/sq mi

    #1 Northeast Columbus

    Northeast Columbus is a suburban neighborhood on the east side of the city's centers, bordered by the Luxapallila River. Inside the neighborhood is one the largest parks in the city, Columbus Propst Park. The park has it all for humans and pups, including vast open areas to run and play in, shaded areas to relax under, picnic areas, and a playground. Multiple recreational fields cover the park too, including 12 fenced-in baseball fields, enclosed tennis courts, and a basketball court connected by paved trails. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park, and can enjoy water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, nighttime lights, and trash bins.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 322/sq mi

    #2 Northside

    Northside is a packed neighborhood with residential homes and bustling streets on the north side of the city's center. Inside the community are plenty of dog-friendly spaces, like Lee Park. The small park is completely covered in trees, offering lots of shade and privacy to humans and pups playing in the park. There's a playground, a basketball court, a picnic area, benches, and picnic tables to relax under, that include water fountains and trash bins. Dogs are also welcome at the River Walk Soccer Complex, which is a large recreational park with fenced-in feels and open space. Aside fro m12 soccer fields, there's looping paved walkways, a pond for fishing, a playground, and pavilion. Dogs have to remain on a leash inside both parks.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 452/sq mi

    #3 Columbus City Center

    The Columbus City Center holds the city's main shopping and downtown area, but also takes up a large space along the northern side of the city. On the north side of the city is the Columbus East Bank Recreation Park, a large park on the shore of Columbus Lake with developed areas and open fields backed by dense trees. The recreational area offers meadows to run and play in, with over 2 miles of paved walking trails, a playground, and multiple picnic spots. There are covered and uncovered picnic spots, with a pier for fishing, a boat launch, and natural fishing holes to swim in. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside the park, but remember to bring water and clean-up bags for them.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,359/sq mi

    #4 Mississippi U for Women/ College St

    The Mississippi U for Women and College Street neighborhood is on the southern side of the city, mostly taken up by the rural forests and the women's college. The park of choice for most residents is Luxapalila Park, a riverside park along the Luxapalila River. With gorgeous views of the river from open fields, the park is backed by thick trees and nature trails throughout the park. The park has spots for fishing and swimming, and doesn't require pups to remain on a leash. If you plan on staying in the neighborhood, the Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast is a dog-friendly place to stay with Fido. The hotel allows dogs up to 35 pounds to stay in guest rooms for a fee per night.
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    Population Density 1,830/sq mi

    #5 West Point

    West Point is a small community in Missouri, 13.5 miles west from the city of Columbus. Although a good distance away, the town is still popular among Columbus residents thanks to Marshall Park, a dog-friendly area that doesn't require dogs to be on a leash. Even better, the park offers lots of space, shaded areas to sit and picnic under, and recreational fields. There's fenced-in tennis courts, 4 soccer fields, and enclosed baseball fields available. Surrounding the recreational fields are picnic tables, restrooms, a pavilion, dirt trails, trash bins, nighttime lights, and benches. The park connects to the Catherine "Kitty" Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway, a 4.2-mile paved trail that explores the city, connecting to amenities like benches and trash bins. The trail is dog-friendly, although dogs do have to be on a leash.
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