La Vista is a city and suburb of Omaha located in Sarpy County. This city is very dog-friendly, so whether you're just visiting or you're looking to settle down here, you'll find it's a furrific spot to traipse around with your pooch! There's an animal hospital right in La Vista should your pup need treatment, as well as several more in Omaha and the surrounding areas.
Need a place to stay while you're here? Check out My Place Hotel South Omaha/La Vista, which allows dogs to stay for an extra $10 per room, per night. If you're looking for something a little more budget-friendly, La Vista has plenty of AirBnB rentals to choose from. Just make sure to check the pet policies of the individual accommodation before booking your room.
If you want to grab a bite to eat in La Vista, you'll have a couple of options. PizzaWest, Lina's Mexican Restaurant, and Culver's are just a few of La Vista's Fido-friendly eateries. Be sure to bring a leash and water bowl to all establishments.
While you’re here, you can visit the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - La Vista, which is a stylish theater. You should also check out the The Amazing Pizza Machine, an amusement center that your kids are sure to love. Both of these places don’t allow dogs, unfortunately, but we're sure your furry friend won't mind missing out on the fun if you take him for an on-leash walk La Vista City Park!
Finding the pawfect dog park can be a tough task. That’s why, if you’re in La Vista, you should consider paying a visit to the Hanscom Park Dog Park. It's located around 8 miles away from La Vista, in Omaha's Ford Birthsite neighborhood, making it one of the closest dog parks. The park provides a small dog area and a large dog area for the maximum safety of your pup. There are several trees inside the dog areas that make this park a pleasant place to be in the heat. The park has a double-fenced entry system, and provides water and waste baggies. Just bring plenty of energy to play and you're all set for a furrific day at the dog park!
Hefflinger Dog Park is another park that you should consider when your pup wants some off-leash playtime. This park is located in Northwest Omaha, approximately 11 miles away from La Vista. This fenced park features two separate areas: one for small dogs and the other for large dogs. The park is known to get muddy if the weather is bad, so bringing a towel is a good idea. The park has a double-gated entry system to prevent dogs from getting a little too adventurous. Waste bags are provided, but the water fountain is only switched on in the summer months, so bring your own if visiting during the off-season.
Around 9 miles east of La Vista, in East Bellevue, you'll find a hidden jewell -- Jewell Dog Park, that is! This is the perfect place if you want to take your dog for a little off-leash fun. The park includes separate areas for small and large dogs to keep conflict to a minimum. If you decide to visit this park, make sure you bring some water for your pooch because the park doesn't provide any. There is no shade in this park either, so you'll want to avoid visiting during the hottest parts of the day, especially in the summer.
Walnut Creek Park Off-Leash Area is around 6.5 miles south of La Vista and is located within the main park of the same name This off-leash area is so perfect for those hot summer days, especially if your pup loves swimming! Your canine companion can make a splash in the pond here. The park is fenced from three sides, so if you have a runner, this park might not be the best place to visit. Large trees keep the place shaded, and there are plenty of benches for the human visitors. Poop bags are provided in the park, but you should bring your own drinking water.
Chalco Hills Recreation Area is about 9 miles west of La Vista, in Chalco. Leashed dog are welcome to explore this area, or they can shed the leash and run wild with some new furry friends in the designated off-leash area. The dog park is only fenced on one side, so be sure your pup responds well to voice commands. There are a lot of trails outside of the designated off-leash area that you can explore, but your pup has to be on-leash at all times. You'll find a lot of wildlife here, as well as hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and a lot of other activities, which makes it a wonderful place to bring the whole family!