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!
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.
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.