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Dog Areas in Verona, PA

3 Parks
3 Trails
1 Groomer

You and your pup will love visiting Verona, a borough located in in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh on the bank of the Allegheny River. There aren’t any vet clinics or animal hospitals in Verona, but nearby communities of Oakland and Penn Hills have you covered should your pup need medical help.

For your first pup-friendly outing here, head over to the Penn Hills Community Park which sits over the border of Verona and neighboring Penn Hills. This park is great for a trail walk, where you can travel down to a stream and enjoy some quiet time under the trees while your pup sniffs his way around. There are also ball fields and a playground at Penn Hills Community Park to help keep the kids amused.

For another trail walk nearby, head over to Dark Hollow Woods Trail. This 1.2 mile loop is an easy walk through the woods and along Plum Creek. You will need to keep your pooch leashed here, but dogs are permitted to enjoy this area with you.

Feeling hungry? Verona’s Freedom Square Diner welcomes pooches at their outdoor seating area. This casual restaurant is best known for American-style classics, such as pancakes, omelettes or variations on French toast for breakfast. If you are there for lunch, tuck into a sandwich, burger or seafood dish.

Whatever you choose to do, you and your pup are sure to enjoy your stay in Verona!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Verona, PA

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    Population Density 1,636/sq mi

    #1 Penn Hills Hulton/ Hunter

    Turner Friendship Park is just 2.6 miles east of Verona Township, in the locality of Verona, and a lovely place to bring you pup for a walk. The park has plenty of open space for roaming about or enjoying a game of catch together. Bordering the park are beautiful woodlands, making for a pleasant walk around the perimeter of the park as well. At Turner Friendship Park, there are ball fields, a playground and picnic areas to keep the whole family happy. Restrooms are available on site. Bring your own food and water, as well as clean up bags for pooch.
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    Population Density 3,984/sq mi

    #2 Oakmont

    Creekside Park in neighboring Oakmont is another puptastic place to come for a walk. A 0.3 mile foot crushed limestone path makes for an easy and pleasant walk around the park’s grounds, where you and your pup can enjoy some fresh air and exercise together. From here, you can also head down to the creek for a bit of nature exploring. Creekside Park features a soccer and baseball field as well, so pack a ball or Frisbee and enjoy the open space with a game of catch too. There are no amenities here, so bring everything you need; food, water and a drinking bowl for pup, and waste disposal bags.
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    Population Density 834/sq mi

    #3 Universal

    Universal Park in Penn Hills is a well-maintained, clean park where your pooch will love to come for a visit with you. This is a popular park for family gatherings, with pavilions, picnic areas, ball courts and ball fields providing plenty for everyone to do. Parking is ample and close to the recreation area. There are lots of beautiful shade trees to relax under here while you stretch out for a rest with your buddy or casual packed lunch. Bring everything you need to Universal Park, including a drinking bowl for your pup and water for you both.
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    Population Density 2,489/sq mi

    #4 Shadow Shuttle


    Let your pup free of the lead at Penn Hills Dog Park, just 5.4 miles from Verona in neighboring Penn Hills. You will both love this park, with plenty of room for your pup to run around and some agility equipment to enjoy in the safe, fenced off-leash area. This well-maintained park has benches for you to sit at while you supervise, and lush green grass to enjoy, surrounded by beautiful trees for shade in the warm weather. There are waste disposal bags on site, but no water available, so bring plenty of drinking water for you and your thirsty pooch.

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    Population Density 685/sq mi

    #5 Fox Chapel

    Squaw Valley Park in Pittsburgh is an easy 7.5 mile drive over the Allegheny River and well worth taking the time to visit while you are in Verona. There is something for everyone at this large community park, including a creek and hiking trails for a great little walk with your pup. The family will love the playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts and volleyball court. You can even throw a line in to the well-stocked pond here! Parking is plenty and there are picnic facilities, as well as restrooms. Just north is another great little spot to check out. Fay Park is much quieter and smaller than Squaw Valley Park, but has some lovely walking trails to enjoy. Keep your pet leashed in both of these areas and always pick up any mess he leaves behind.
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