Looking for some places to get out and enjoy the day with your four-legged best friend in tow? Look no further than Cleveland, Tennessee! Parks and trails galore make this small town a top-notch city for pets and their owners.
The city’s dog park is located within Tinsley Park. It is a massive park that features an array of sporting fields, walking trails, picnic areas, restrooms, skate parks, and a beautiful pavilion. Off-leash dogs are allowed in the dog park section.
On-leash dogs are allowed throughout all areas in the Red Clay Historic State Park. It covers over 250 acres of former pasture and farmland. It is the home of Blue Hole Spring, a limestone spring that feeds Mill Creek. A moderate-grade nature trails covers about 1.7-miles and leads to an overlook. A shorter, easier path travels from the spring to the farmstead.
Other parks in the area allow on-leash dogs as long as they are well behaved and cleaned up after. Fletcher Park features a scenic walking and bike trail, as well as a Japanese garden, a gazebo, and a fishing pier. Nearby Deer Park is less wooded but has several more wide open spaces and a little creek.
If you and the pup are having a lovely stroll through downtown, be sure to stop in and grab a bite to eat at the Five Points Café. This perfect eatery will make you feel at home with homemade meals and some awesome sweet treats. The coolest thing about the Five Points Café is it used to be an old soda shop and still looks like one! Their outdoor patio is dog friendly, and the staff loves when your pup joins you for a nice bowl of soup and a sweet treat before heading home. Maybe Fido can even get a lick of your ice cream.
Deer Park is a fun sight to take your pup to for some awesome socializing and maybe a little fetch. This park is highly popular with the locals and mainly used for parties, so your dog will have plenty of opportunities to say hi to people. The park offers benches for relaxing, picnic tables, tennis courts, and plenty of fountains to get water. If your dog likes to play in the water, there is even a little creek that runs through Deer Park that he can splash in. Usually the pavilion is rented out for parties, so if you were looking to relax under one, you’ll have to catch it between events.