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Dog Areas in Cranston

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Cranston, Rhode Island is a city with a lot to offer. With more than 80,000 residents, Cranston is the third largest city in the state and it has also been voted one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States, as well as one of the “25 Safest Cities” in America. Cranston is a family-friendly city with plenty of parks, fields, and sports facilities. With all of these outdoor activities, Cranston has become a great place to be a dog owner because there is always something to do outside where your dogs can join you.

Cranston proper has a handful of veterinarians and the surrounding areas have many more. There are also plenty of great places to eat in Cranston, including many dog-friendly restaurants. Included in these dog-friendly restaurants is the Edgewood Café. It is a quaint restaurant in the historic Edgewood area of Cranston. The Edgewood Café has three special tables designated for owners and their dogs to sit at and enjoy dishes like spaghetti and clams, gourmet pizzas, and burgers. When you are done with your meal, you can stroll the tree-lined streets of beautiful Cranston with your dog by your side and take in all this dog-friendly town has to offer.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cranston

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,264/sq mi

    #1 Dyer Ave, Cranston Street

    The Dyer Ave/Cranston Street neighborhood is a historic area in Cranston, Rhode Island, and most of the homes were built before 1939. Naturally, that means this neighborhood comes with a lot of character and interesting buildings. Within this neighborhood lies the Washington Secondary Trail. This dog-friendly trail is one of 1600 trails that are part of the Rails-to-Trails program, which converts old railway lines into trails. The Washington Secondary Trail is technically made of four trails, including the Cranston Bike Trail. Together these trails equal 19 miles of paved trail, perfect for exploring with your dog! Once completed, this trail will become part of a larger network of trails that stretches from Florida to Maine.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,910/sq mi

    #2 Garden City

    Development of the Garden City neighborhood of Cranston began in the late 1940s. Since then, it has become a bustling residential neighborhood with finely landscaped homes and large yards. Garden City is a dynamic neighborhood in that not only does it maintain a large residential area, there is also lots of excellent shopping to do. There are many restaurants to try out in the Garden City neighborhood, but if you're looking for something dog-friendly in the area, try out Vesuvio. They are famous for their delicious, homemade bread baskets, and their Eggplant Vairano is another favorite. There are four outdoor tables at Vesuvio, and your dogs are welcome to join you there.
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  3. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 4,750/sq mi

    #3 Meshanticut


    The word "Meshanticut" is a Narragansett Indian word that means "place of woods," and that is a great way to describe this neighborhood. Meshanticut is located in western Cranston, and it's well-known for the variety of homes in the area, including many cottages and Victorian homes. This neighborhood is also home to the Meshanticut State Park, which is a popular dog-walking location surrounding Meshanticut Lake. When you are in the area, you'll also want to check out Brutopia Brewery & Kitchen and try their BBQ dishes and craft beer. Fido can join you as well, as Brutopia has nine picnic-style tables that are dog-friendly.

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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 731/sq mi

    #4 Northeast North Kingstown

    Just a 25-minute drive from Cranston you will find North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This historic town dates back to 1637, and the various neighborhoods in North Kingstown represent the town's character well. Northeast North Kingston is surrounded by the beautiful Narragansett Bay, and it is home to a naval air station as well. When you visit North Kingstown, be sure to stop at Compass Rose Beach in North Kingstown. Dogs are welcome to join you at this small, peaceful beach on-leash, and there are picnic tables in the area when it's time to take a break. An added bonus? Free parking at the beach!
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,146/sq mi

    #5 Darlington

    You can make it from Cranston to the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island in under 30 minutes, and while you are there, make sure you visit the neighborhood of Darlington. Consisting mainly of single-family homes, Darlington is a family-friendly neighborhood with plenty of conveniences within walking distances. And of course, a town with the word "Paw" in its name must have a pawesome dog park, right? That's where the Pawtucket Dog Park within Slate Park in the Darlington neighborhood is! This dog park has lighting for walks when it gets dark, as well as separate areas for big and small dogs and running water.
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