Friendly Hastings is a heaven for softball enthusiasts and travelers looking for new places and events. No matter what age you are or what your occupation is, the city will warmly embrace you as you stroll through parks, shops, and the historic downtown. Hastings is also very dog-friendly! There are many restaurants, parks, and places where your mutt is allowed and welcome. First time in Hastings? Know that there are five veterinary clinics in different districts taking care of all furry friends – locals and visitors alike.
Hastings is home to an extensive, fenced off-leash dog park. Your pooch is welcome to run free and socialize with other mutts at this 55-acre park. There are no water fountains or fire hydrants nearby, so consider taking some water with you. The spot is located south of the golf course and Good Samaritan Village and is easily accessible for travelers and new visitors.
Hankering for a bite to eat with your pal while in Hastings? Mutts are welcome to join their masters at Odyssey in downtown Hastings. You can browse the vast menu featuring yummy modern cuisine at one of five dog-friendly outdoor tables. But if you want something simple, Barista’s Daily Grind (with outstanding desserts!) is a small, cozy coffee shop with a dog-friendly garden outside the restaurant.
Need a place to stay? You'll have plenty of options here no matter which part of town you're in, from super-expensive suites to simple single rooms appropriate for your comfort and budget.
West Kearney, with spacious golf courses, green recreation areas, and water reservoirs, invites your pooch to enjoy himself at Meadowlark North Dog Park adjacent to the golf course. This fully fenced off-leash dog park is the biggest one in the area. Make yourself comfortable at the park's seating and watch your mutt running free playing and socializing with other pooches. Nobody in the area? The dog park also has a simple obstacle course, some agility equipment, and small swimming pools with water during the summer period. Your pooch can have fun even if he is the only one in the park!
“A place you can proudly call home”, or Woodland Estates, is a nice and quiet northeastern neighborhood of Lincoln set right across Oak Creek and Oak Lake. The convenient location of the neighborhood makes it a perfect place to bring Fido for a morning stroll or a weekend fun. You just cannot say no to visiting Oak Lake Park. This public park has a special place just for dogs, where furry friends can let all their energy off running and playing off-leash in a spacious, fenced area. There's lots of room for playing fetch, friendly neighbors and plenty of local fur-iends to socialize with. A sniffastic experience is guaranteed!
Centered on Holmes Lake, Holmes Lake Recreation area is a tremendous park within the city area, offering a number of outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Have Fido with you? Not a problem. Right across the gorgeous park, you will find Rickman’s Run Dog Park, which is a natural heaven for pups and their loyal owners. The park has everything a pooch may ask for (you know what he usually asks for, right?): trees to explore and sniff, a spacious area for running and burning energy, hills, water access and many other friendly pooches to chase and play with!
The northern part of Columbus is usually quiet with Columbus Airport as the only local attraction. But there's a hidden gem here that you and your best pal won't want to miss: Columbus Bark Park, a natural treasure for every dog and owner set across Lake Babcock and off Lost Creek Parkway. This is a big park with separate areas for small and large pooches, featuring roomy sections to run and play. Damaged and closed in 2016, today the park is fully restored and welcomes all the visitors and canine friends to frisk, romp and bark in the area!
The city of North Platte is the pawfect destination for a day trip with your pal. If you go straight south from the city center to the South Platte River, you will find an extensive shopping area to the right and a green hidden gem of the city – Centennial Park – to the left. This is a public park with more than 100 acres of joy and outdoor activities. You are free to bring Fido with you to play and run at Wagging Tails Bark Park within the area. Your pooch is welcome to explore and socialize with other pooches at the 2-acre fenced dog park with two separate sections for small and large pooches.