Just because Reno is close to a wide variety of ski resorts, doesn’t mean you and your pup have to bundle up to spend some quality time together. Instead of freezing your booties off on the slopes, head on over to Link Piazzo Dog Park at Hidden Valley Regional Park. Link Piazzo Dog Park is an off-leash park on Parkway Drive that includes a separate area for small dogs, a water fountain, and a doggie waste station.
This next park is another great place to play without fearing frostbite, but it’s not fenced in, so be sure to pay extra attention to your dog while visiting. Rancho San Rafael Dog Park sprawls over three rolling acres, which is plenty of space for even the most hyperactive of dogs. Ranch San Rafael also has a pond for dogs to cool off in and a drinking fountain.
Although this park sounds like it belongs in a different state, rest assured it is nestled in Reno. Virginia Lake Dog Park has agility equipment – perfect for dogs preparing for a show or for dogs just wanting a new form of exercise – plenty of benches, and doggie waste bags are provided throughout the park in convenient posts to help keep the park clean.
Whitaker Dog Park in Old North-West University neighborhood in Reno has the basics every good dog park should have. It has a fence, allowing safe off leash play. There are also benches for the rest and relaxation of owners. And then, there are trees and a somewhat varied terrain to give dogs something to explore. Be sure to bring your own water. When you’re done, head over to Great Full Gardens for a wide variety of dishes, including gluten- and dairy-free meals. Outdoor seating welcomes furry friends!
The Southwest neighborhood in Reno is a doggie diner’s delight! Choose from a trio of great, dog-friendly places to catch a bite. Buenos Grill serves a selection of healthy, Mexican-inspired dishes to their dog-friendly patio. Wild River Grille offers a great view of the river, a selection of fish-dishes as their menu highlight, and a very welcoming patio. Dogs are greeted with water, and can dine beside you on speciality dog cookies. Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub rounds out the trio with a selection of patio tables perfect for pups who never pass up sneaking a bite of pizza under the table.
Hidden Valley Regional Park is a gem in East Reno. Leashed dogs can enjoy its miles of walking trails and exposure to the beauty of the Nevada landscape. Bring plenty of water and stick to the trails so you don’t run into any desert critters! From the regional park you can find Link Piazzo Dog Park. This park is a mixture of grass, dirt, and gravel areas. The dog runs are separated by weight, so small dogs can play with small dogs. The park is regularly frequented and has waste and water stations inside.
Red Hill Park in the Northeast neighborhood of Reno is great for local dog owners looking to work off some energy in their dog. The park is large enough to have several walking paths as well as open spaces to stretch out and relax. Dogs have to stay leashed on the park grounds. Ce sure to bring your own bowl, as Red Hill fountains were designed for people and are too tall for most dogs. Walking the trails is a great way to get your dog’s daily dose of exercise, especially when taking a trip to an off leash park doesn’t fit your schedule.