Built during the railroad boom of the 1870's, Cornelius has a rich agricultural heritage, making it no surprise that the city is still home to numerous green areas. With several city parks that welcome on-lead dogs, as well as a highly-rated animal hospital, Cornelius is a city that your pooch will definitely enjoy.
Cornelius is home to a wide range of parks, meaning that you and your pooch will always have somewhere new to explore. Give Tarrybrooke Park a try, with its basketball court, playground, picnic areas, and vast green lawn, or Water Park, which is also home to a large open lawn, as well as several picnic tables and benches.
If your pooch prefers paved pathways, the Veterans Memorial Park has a couple of these, as does Ryland Park, where you will also find a playground and a picnic shelter. Keep in mind that you will need to keep your pooch on a lead at all times in these parks, and don't forget to bring doggie bags with you. Since all of these parks have drinking fountains, you will not need to bring water, but will still need a bottle or a bowl for Fido to drink from.
With so many exciting parks to explore, your dog will no doubt have a tail-wagging time in Cornelius.
South Cornelius is quite a busy neighborhood, but is also where you will find two of the most popular parks in the city. Harleman Park is one of the largest, with numerous grassy areas, picnic gazebos, a playground and a winding paved path that meanders through the park. Dogwood City Park is also in this neighborhood. This is a smaller, but incredibly picturesque, park, with a large playground, picnic areas and a paved walking path. If your pooch is still not tired out, give Alpine Park a try. This lush, green space has a playground and picnic areas, as well as a walking path that all dogs seem to love!
There are even more parks to be found in Council Creek, making this a popular neighborhood with dog owners. The Satus City Park is located in a safe and quiet residential area, with a playground and picnic benches. The paved walking path here is well-shaded with tall trees, making it extremely pleasant in the hotter months. Another urban park worth exploring is the Hembre City Park, where you will find a playground and a large green area, with plenty of trees, for Fido to sniff about in. Since these are both city parks, you need to ensure that your pooch is kept on a lead at all times, and do not forget to bring doggie bags and some drinking water too.
The Forest Grove neighborhood of David Hill/ Thatcher Rd is less than five miles from Cornelius, and has a park that makes the journey worthwhile. At 25.5 acres in size, the Thatcher City Park is where you will find sports facilities, play areas, a plaza with stunning mountain views, and short walking trails that will take you and Fido through the park. In addition to all of that, Thatcher Park is also home to the Thatcher Dog Park, a fully fenced-off dog park with three separate areas; one for small dogs, one for large dogs, and one for dogs of all sizes. Not only are water and doggie bags available here, but the dog park also boasts a built-in agility course, so that you can really give Fido a good workout.
Aloha's Aloha Southwest neighborhood is a picturesque one, with multiple pockets of green sprinkled throughout, and is just 12 miles from Cornelius. Hazeldale Park is one of the most scenic, with many areas that have been restored to encourage wildlife to move back in. Not only will you find an abundance of wildlife here, as well as sports facilities, a playground and walking trails, but this is also where the Hazeldale Dog Park is located. Spanning two acres in size, with both grass and dirt surfaces, this dog park features separate areas for smaller and larger dogs, as well as several benches, water fountains and doggie bag dispensers.
Less than a ten minute drive from Cornelius is the Hillsboro neighborhood of Civic Center, which is home to a huge array of dog-friendly restaurants. Begin by working up an appetite with a walk through the two acre Bagley Park, where you will find a playground, picnic areas, a basketball court and a paved walking path. When it is time for food, pooches who love Italian are spoilt for choice, with everything from hearty dishes at The Venetian Bistro to wood fire-cooked pizzas at Pizzario to choose from. If you would prefer Thai cuisine, give Thai House a try, and be sure to order one of their regional specialties.