Hello! My name is Megan and I've grown up playing with other people's dogs my whole life. My neighbors were golden retriever fosters, and they usually had 4 dogs at a time! I loved playing with them sooo much; I was heartbroken that my family had bad allergies to dogs. Luckily, plenty of my friends have dogs and I've been fortunate to get to know them, walk them, and even pet-sit them!
This beautiful Delaware County town really does have a lot to offer for you and your wag-tailed tag along. Not only does it have plenty of relaxing, wide streets with outdoor seating for you to sit back and watch the world go by, but it also boasts a total of 9 restaurants to choose from, including Thai food at Thai Orchid, hearty fare at Culvers, and homemade ice cream at Handels.
If that all sounds like it might make you pile on the pounds, never fear, because Powell boasts 5 furrific parks which your scampering sidekick can visit! Powell Adventure Park is a grrreat place to play. This park clearly has doggies in mind, as it supplies drinking bowls (and the park's website amusingly reminds patrons that these are not for children).
Murphy Park would also be well worth a visit, as it has some lovely trails winding around its wonderful mature trees. But if you feel like staying closer to downtown, there’s Village Green Park with its splash pads and sheltered seating, or Library Park, just across from the library on Liberty Street, with its small but well-maintained wooded area.
Dublin is a great spot to
visit with your barking bounder, and the best part is it's only 7 miles from Powell! The Nando's Dog Park in Daree Fields Park (named after Nando, Dublin's first four-legged police
officer). This park is a nice, no-frills park with a large and small dog
area, a clean water source, picnic benches and friendly locals who love the
park. The park has a strict "no aggressive dogs" policy, so if your wag-tailed
wonder can get a bit overexcited around other dogs, you might be better off hitting the Heritage Rail Trail for an on-leash stroll.
You and your barking buddy will be truly spoiled for choice for places to stretch the legs in this delightful Delaware County town, located 9 miles from Powell. The first place you'll want to go is Brooksedge Dog Park. This park has everything two-legged walkers and their four-legged friends could pawssibly need, including great parking, water fountains for both humans and pups, a large and small dog area, climbing toys, and plenty of tennis balls. The dog park also features a third separate area, which is rotated for maintenance. Looking for a quick walk? Leash up and hit the Genoa Trail, or check out Blendon Woods Metro Park.
The first thing to doggy-do in this southern part of the larger
Columbus metropolitan area is visit the stunning Highbanks Metro Park. The
park was named after the massive, 100-foot high shale bluff which looms over the
Olentangy State Scenic River. Within this huge, 1,000-acre park, there is a great
dog-friendly trail called the Coyote Run Trail. This trail takes you and your
pawesome pal through picturesque wooded areas and open meadows. The ground
is untreated, so it can get quite muddy after a rain. But if that’s a
problem, there’s the shorter but equally picturesque Big Meadows Path, which is
paved and has an easier gradient.
The first place you just have to visit with your four-legged friend in Plain City is Glacier Ridge Metro
Park (named after the glacial debris known as end moraine found in the park). This may not be one of the more pupular parks in central Ohio, but it is nonetheless
a lovely place for a nice, easy stroll. There are large parts of the
trails covered in boardwalk material, so no need to worry about mucky pups. This
park is popular with people who play disc golf as well as horse riders, so keep a tight grip on that
leash if your furry friend gets a bit overexcited.
If you find yourself in Worthington -- located a little over 7 miles from Powell -- there’s one place you doggone gotta go to, and that’s the Godown Dog Park. This park is perfect
whether you have a colossal canine or a petite pooch. The park has a secure
fence separating the big and small dogs, so no need to worry if you’ve got a
high-jumping hound or a burrowing barker. Facilities in the park include water
fountains for humans and dogs, large play structures and climbing toys, mature trees that give
great shade in the summer, and poop bag dispensers and trash cans located by the entrance. This well-maintained park has a mixed grass and wood-chip surface.