Jamestown has been the home of many famous people. From legendary Lucille Ball to Natalie Merchant, to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, there’s just something in the water of Jamestown that breeds greatness. It will also bring out the greatness of your dog’s breed! With six vets and animal hospitals in Jamestown, this is an area that knows how to take care of their own.
Start your Jamestown adventure with a trip to local favorite Allen Street Diner, where you can enjoy classic American breakfasts all day long at their dog-friendly outdoor tables.
Check out Bergman Park. This community park will win any pupularity contest, and is widely used for its extensive playground and sports fields, and plenty of room to explore.
The Lillian Dickson Park is another pawrific spot to take your pup. This little park on the edge of town has plenty of room. There's no playground, but the sports fields leave more room for a pup to play. It's also known for its squirrels, so keep a grip on that leash!
Sleep tight in Jamestown at Comfort Inn Jamestown or Americas Best Value Inn Jamestown West Ellicot, where a small pet fee grants your pet access to luxury.
With lots of outdoor opportunities, there’s plenty more to explore in Jamestown!
The Panzarella Island Park is a woofderful place to relax! Check out some of the best views of the Chadakoin River up close and personal. This park is mainly for viewing, with the water as the main attraction. There’s also a fishing dock, but it’s hard to get your dog to hold the pole correctly. Walking along the overlook to the river is a great way to exercise your dog (and yourself) while enjoying some of what makes Jamestown so unique! Panzarella Island Park is also not really on an island, so you can simply walk or drive there if you’re already downtown.
Chadakoin Park in Forest Heights is a community gathering place. It’s also a good place to fish, as they have their own fishing dock. This park is set along the Chadakoin River, though swimming is prohibited. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you in the park. You can walk the meadows and sometimes sports fields, or just walk down the path beside the river. There is also a small play area if you’re looking for a park that will appeal to the whole family. This park is the highlight of Forest Heights, and pupular with the locals! Stick to the outskirts if your dog doesn’t like crowds.
If you find yourself in Jamestown’s expansive East Second Street neighborhood, you can’t miss Roseland Park. This park brings a touch of the wilderness to Jamestown--but just a touch. This park forgoes amenities like a playground to instead preserve trees in the area. They make for a shady place to walk in the summer, or to get out of the wind the rest of the year. Open space and natural features greatly appeal to dogs, who can spend their walk tracking leaves back and forth across the path. Roseland Park is a great place to amble, but also works as a no-frills way to get your workout on and your dog tired enough to sleep well tonight.
Allen Park is the feature that the Allen neighborhood of Jamestown is named after! It is a major park, not just in Allen, but for all of Jamestown. If there’s something you or your family wants to do, odds are you can try it at Allen Park. They have sports fields and courts, including soccer and basketball. They have open space for other sports--and picnic tables near grilling stations! Their walking paths has exercise spots that will get your heart racing along the way. Come in winter for sledding, and in the summer to hear the bands playing in the bandshell.
Despite the name, West Ellicott is firmly within the borders of Jamestown. If You Loved Lucy, you’re going to love the Lucille Ball Memorial Park. This park features a statue of the famous and groundbreaking actress and studio owner. If that wasn’t perfect for a picture, it also has a boat launch and playground. Dogs will love exploring the shore of Chautauqua Lake. There’s also extensive, but simple, walking paths through the park. Take in the view and walk at the pace and length that you choose. Bring water and clean up bags, and keep your adventurous pup leashed throughout.