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Dog Areas in Altoona, PA

13 Parks
3 Trails
22 Shops
3 Eateries
14 Groomers

Altoona is known as a mountain city that got its name from the Latin root of Atlus, which means high or elevated. Among the area are other peaks that reach up, and provide great views to all the residents of the town. The surrounding mountains also offer great hiking and other outside activities for humans their pups, and many of the places around town are dog-friendly. The city provides even more to its four-legged residents, like 5 veterinarians and numerous parks.

The Blair County Dog Park features 12.5-acres of fenced in land. Sitting in the countryside with lots of fun activities for pooches, 4 acres are dedicated to a large dog area, and 3 for a small dog area. There's also gility equipment, a large swimming pool for dogs that is open in the summer, a perimeter trail that goes around the park, clean-up bags, water fountains, and benches.

Dog-lovers can also head out to Highland Park, a 50-acre park that's almost completely covered in trees, with a few open areas, nature trails, and 3 different pavilions. Dogs are welcome to the park while on a leash, and have access to water fountains, trash bins, and benches.

With beautiful walking trails, forested parks, and plenty of dog-friendly places, Altoona will become a favorite place in you and your pup's heart!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Altoona, PA

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    Population Density 3,059/sq mi

    #1 Lakemont

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    Lakemont on the southern edge of the city features gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Right along the lake of the same name is Lakemont Park, featuring over 51 acres and a lot of dog-friendly activities to enjoy. The park provides over 7 miles of paved walkways, forested trails, lake access to fishing and swimming, and dozens of acres of green space to play and run around. Dogs must remain on a leash at the park, but have access to benches, water fountains, and clean-up stations. Right up the street is the Brush Run Park, which provides an open area that's surrounded by trees for privacy and shade. Dogs must remain on a leash and owners must bring clean-up bags and water.
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    Population Density 7,057/sq mi

    #2 Hileman Heights

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    Hileman Heights is a small neighborhood, mostly taken up by residential homes. The favorite park to head to in this neighborhood is Prospect Park, an open area offering shaded trails, a baseball diamond, green fields, a playground, and parking. This park is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and dogs can even go on the baseball diamond when no games are being played. There are water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and nighttime lights at this park. For visitors to the neighborhood, check in at the Microtel Inn & Suites, a dog-friendly motel that allows a dog of any size to stay for a fee.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 6,823/sq mi

    #3 East End

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    East End is as you can guess, on the eastern side of the city. The neighborhood is home to different dog-friendly places, like the Valley View County Park, an 18-acre park with a large green space and shaded sitting areas. The rural area allows dogs plenty of space to run and play while they are on a leash, and provide benches, trash bins, and a water fountain for visitors. Geesey Park is a small community park taken up by a perimeter walkway and baseball diamond. Dogs are also welcome at the park while on a leash, and can get a quick walk or run around to burn some energy. There are trash bins and water fountains at this park.

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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,790/sq mi

    #4 Mill Run

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    Mill Run is on the outskirts of town, with most of the neighborhood taken up by the Pennsylvania forests. Some of that forested area is part of Westfall Park, 15 acres of land that provides 1.9 miles of nature trails through the park. The area is mostly undeveloped, with no amenities  and restricted parking. Dogs are allowed at the park while they are on a leash. Garfield Park is also in the neighborhood and provides a more urban place to head to for dog walking, providing a well-kept open area, tennis courts, a baseball field, and paved trails. Dogs must remain on a leash, and have access to water fountains, trash bins, and benches.
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    Population Density 4,662/sq mi

    #5 Juniata

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    Juniata one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, with rows of residential homes and small businesses. Among the area are dog-friendly places, which include the Juniata Memorial Spray Park. Dogs are not permitted in the spray area or inside any of the buildings, but leashed pups can take a walk along the paved trails, nature trails in the forested area, hang out at the fishing hole at the Spring Run Creek, and play in the open spaces of the park. Additional features include clean-up stations, benches, nighttime lights, and trash bins.

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