A rapidly growing city in Ohio, Tiffin is the county seat of Seneca County, and a great town for families with pets. You will have a blast exploring the many restaurants, parks, shops, and more the city has to offer. And with four animal hospitals and veterinary clinics, you will always be able to keep your pup healthy.
For a woofderful day with your family, head over to the Nature Trails Park, which features walking trails with access to the river, and a variety of playground equipment. There is a covered area with several picnic tables so you can replenish your energy with lunch at the park, as well as open space where you can let your pup off-leash.
Next stop is the Louisa K. Fast Park. Originally a World War II grain storage facility, the land is now a public park. With over two acres of completely open space, this park is the pawfect place for your four-legged friend to roam free off-leash. Bring a Frisbee or soccer ball and play a game with your kids to complete your day at the park.
Each of Tiffin’s neighborhoods has something unique for both the human and canine members of your family, so get out there and start exploring!
Looking for a bite to eat? The Tiffin City Center is definitely the neighborhood to visit. Dog-friendly restaurants are what set the city center apart from other regions of Tiffin. Share a slice of pizza with your furry friend at one of the three pet-friendly picnic tables at AJ’s Heavenly Pizza. You can also find great lunch and dinner options at the nearby Italian restaurant, Reino’s Pizza and Pasta. Salads, appetizers, pasta, pizza, and chicken are just a few of the many options on the menu. Order the Cannelloni Florentine or a Pesto Pizza, sit down, and enjoy a meal with your pup at an outdoor table. Be sure to stop by at either Kernan or Stalter Park after lunch, where your dog can run off-leash. Whether you want to play volleyball or hockey at Kernan Park, or have a picnic at Stalter Park, visiting either will be a great end to the day.
The highlight of the Center neighborhoods for families with canine members is the Bark Park located within Highland Park towards the northern end of town. This dog park is open every day from dawn to dusk, with amenities including agility equipment, benches, and shaded areas. The neighborhood is home to several other parks as well, most notably Junior Home Park and Oakley Park. If you’re visiting either of these public areas, feel free to leave your leash at home! The Clinton Nature Preserve, which joins up with Schekelhoff Park, is also worth a visit to explore the swatches of woods and greenery.
One of the biggest parks in the city, the Hedges-Boyer Park consists of a stunning 78 acres of land. With six picnic shelters, a historic barn, four baseball or softball diamonds, a football field, sports courts, and several trails, this park has something for every member of the family. There is also a creek running through the park and wide-open grassy space for your pup to roam free without a leash. While Hedges-Boyer Park is certainly the star of the neighborhood, Josiah Hedges Park is a great option as well. You will need to keep your pup on a leash at Josiah Hedges Park, but there is plenty to explore, and a small playground too!
Route 18/County Rd 48, a neighborhood on the west side of Tiffin, contains several parks, including the Apple-Jack Park that features a small off-leash open area. This park includes a playground, sports fields, and picnic shelter. Be sure to make a stop at Beechwood Park as well. While your four-legged friend will have to stay on-leash here, it is still a great place for a family picnic. The Tiffin University Nature Preserve is also worth a visit. Go for a walk, keeping your pup on his or her leash, and explore the animals and plants the preserve has to offer.
While the Welly Rd/U.S. Route 22 neighborhood is the most sparsely populated neighborhood in Tiffin, it still has plenty to offer our four legged family members. In, fact, for families with pups, the Legion Park is the perfect place to go. With lengths of wide-open space, you can feel free to let your furry friend run around off-leash at this park. Head out on a sunny day, bring your picnic basket and a blanket, and you’ll have all the ingredients for an amazing day at the park. Rent out the pavilion on site for big events, and stroll around the baseball and soccer fields when they are not in use with your pup.