Just thirty minutes southwest of Knoxville, Lenoir City is a small town with a history dating back to its Native American inhabitants. Pups and their parents can enjoy a variety of activities in the area, including the Town Creek Greenway. This paved walkway is about 3.4 miles long, and offers beautiful scenery including gardens, local plants and trees, and a waterfall. You can stroll with your pooch anytime of the year and get some exercise and fresh air.
When you need pup-friendly accommodations in Lenoir City, check out the Inn of Lenoir Motor Lodge. The Lodge welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee. You may also want to inquire with Hampton Inn where pets are also welcome. Both hotels provide a grassy area where you can take your pooch for a walk but remember to bring your own doggie waste bags.
If Fido needs medical attention, there are three veterinarian clinics in town. For all your pup's supplies, including food and accessories, stop by Ruff’s Pet Shop off Highway 95. The locally owned business will offer friendly service and great prices.
Whether you live in Tennessee, or you are traveling on vacation, Lenoir City is a pooch-friendly destination for the family.
Situated in the west part of town, Rock Springs Park offers a scenic walking path that travels along the soccer field and skate park. While you and Fido are out getting some exercise, you can admire the gardens and your pooch can roll in the grass. The kids will also enjoy spending time at the playground, and you can refill water bottles at the drinking fountain near the restroom. Your pup will love socializing with other pups out for their daily walk, just be sure to keep your pooch on his leash and bring your own doggie waste bags.
Pups and their parents will love spending time at the Lenoir City Dog Park adjacent to the City Park in the east part of town. The park features a large grassy area where pups can run around, and a wooded area where your pooch can explore and have a snifftastic time among the trees. The paved pathway up to the shaded benches is perfect for Fido’s parents to sit and chat with friends. You need to bring your own doggie waste bags, but trash receptacles are available in the dog park. After spending time with your pup in the off-leash area, take a walk through the 33 acres of city park and enjoy the views of the water.
The Lee Russell Recreation Complex is not only a great place for the kids, but also a wonderful area for your furry four-legged family members. Pups will enjoy spending time walking around the park, or chasing a ball in the field while the kids play with friends. During ball games, you can get a treat at the snack bar and relax with Fido at one of the picnic tables, and refill water bottles at the fountain near the restroom. Adjacent to the Recreation Complex, you can also take your pooch walking at the Wampler Keith Park. The walking trail is paved and meanders through the gardens, or you can relax on a bench.
About eight miles north of Lenoir City in Farragut, Mayor Bob Leonard Park is a great place to spend the day with Fido and the family. You can plan a picnic and grill some hot dogs and hamburgers while the kids play ball with your pooch in one of the open fields. You can also walk around the lighted walking trail and admire the plants along the wetlands area. The playground is perfect when the kids need to get rid of some excess energy, and you can refill your water bottles at the fountain. Just remember to bring your own doggie waste bags and dispose of trash in the convenient receptacles.
Twelve miles southwest of Lenoir City, take your pooch to the City of Louden Dog Park for some fun and socialization. The off-leash park is perfect for both small pups and large dogs, with separate areas for each. There is convenient parking, and your pooch can run around or play in the doggie playhouse. There are doggie waste stations available, and pup parents can relax on a shaded bench while Fido plays and has a puptacular time. If you need pooch-friendly accommodations in the area, check out the Inn of Louden where your pup is welcome for an additional fee.