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Dog Areas in Kent, OH

14 Parks
4 Trails
2 Shops
8 Eateries
1 Groomer

Located along the Cuyahoga River in Portage County, the city of Kent is a dog-friendly community. There are fourteen neighborhood and city parks as well as a network of trails here. When you need professional services for your pooch, you'll find a veterinary clinic in town.

If you'd like to take your furry pal for a walk or jog through the area, head to the Portage Hike and Bike Trail. This paved pathway follows the Cuyahoga River in Kent and continues on to Ravenna. Dogs on a leash can join you, provided that you clean up their waste.

A pawtastic place to go exploring with your four-footed friend is Towner's Woods off Ravenna Road. This 234-acre facility offers hiking trails through the woods, meadows, and wetlands. Dogs need to be on a leash. Bring water and waste bags.

Just north of town, on Stow Road, you can take Fido to Bow Wow Beach. This 7.5-acre dog park is open from about mid-March to December 1, weather permitting. The property includes grassy areas, a sandy beach, a 3-acre lake, and dog wash stations. Dogs need to be licensed to use this off-leash facility.

Kent has a variety of outdoor activities that dogs and their owners can experience together!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Kent, OH

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    Population Density 3,196/sq mi

    #1 South Kent

    South Kent is a mixed neighborhood of apartments, private residences, commercial sections, and a few parks. The streets have sidewalks where you can take a walk with Spot. Treat your pup to a day in the park at Plum Creek Park off Cherry Street. This 25-acre facility includes a paved pathway, open space, and creek access. Take a lap around the park or sit by the water with your pup. Bring something to eat and enjoy a snack together at one of the tables. Dogs are welcome to join you as long as they're on a leash and you pick up their waste.
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    Population Density 3,239/sq mi

    #2 Fieldstone

    Fieldstone is mostly a residential area with apartment buildings, single-family homes, a park, and a healthcare center. To get your daily exercise, you and Fido can walk along the neighborhood sidewalks here. When you want to enjoy some green space with your four-footed friend, head to Al Lease Park. This passive facility has a boardwalk through wetlands where you might spy some pheasants or a deer. Take the pathway around the lake, or bring your pole and see if you can catch some fish. Dogs on a leash as long as 15 feet can accompany you here. Remember to bring waste bags.
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    Population Density 1,720/sq mi

    #3 Standing Rock

    Standing Rock is a quiet residential neighborhood by the Cuyahoga River. This area has sidewalks where you and your pup can take a daily stroll. To get out and explore nature, head over to the Jessie Smith Wildlife Preserve off Majors Lane. Walk along the trails in this 14-acre facility. There's some open space, wooded areas, and a creek here. Dogs are allowed to join you as long as you keep them under your control and on a leash that's no longer than fifteen feet. Remember to bring water and waste bags with you when you visit this undeveloped area.
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    Population Density 2,329/sq mi

    #4 SW Kent

    In SW Kent, there are residential streets, an elementary school, and a community park. For some daily exercise, you and your canine companion can walk around the block here. There's a nice little facility off Yacovana Avenue. Take Fido to Yacovana Park to play some ball or frisbee in the open space here. Bring along some food and a beverage so that you and your pooch can enjoy a meal outdoors. You can bring dogs here, provided you keep them on a leash that's no longer than 15 feet. Remember to clean up after your pup when using this public space.
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    Population Density 7,275/sq mi

    #5 Historic Kent

    The area of Historic Kent includes a museum, some restaurants, small businesses, and private residences. There are partially wooded lots in this neighborhood that make a lovely place to stroll down the sidewalk with your fur baby. When you're looking for a peaceful escape in the city, head to Franklin Mills Riveredge Park. This wooded facility lies on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River. Hike along the paths here or take a seat on one of the observation decks to view the falls with your four-footed pal. You can bring dogs on a leash as long as you pick up any droppings.
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