The small city of Kennedale, Texas is located a little more than ten miles from both Fort Worth and Arlington, making it an ideal bedroom community for workers in those cities. Kennedale was first settled sometime in the 1860s by Southern Pacific Railroad, which is the case for many towns and cities in the surrounding area. The city is home to Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary and College, but it doesn’t really have a “college town” vibe. Kennedale is a relaxed, family-friendly city.
And what’s a family without a Fido? While there are dining out options in Kennedale, none of those options are dog-friendly. Kennedale also doesn’t have a dog park for your playful pup. There’s some good news, though. If you’re willing to make a short drive, there are a handful of options within a short drive’s distance away. There’s a veterinarian clinic in town to take care of your pet’s health-related issues. If that vet doesn’t work for you, there are several other options in nearby larger cities.
If you and Fido enjoy the small-city scene while enjoying the amenities of a large city nearby, Kennedale gets two paws up!
Tails N’ Trails Dog Park is in Southeast Arlington, located about 15 minutes from Kennedale. This popular, off-leash bark park has the best of both worlds, as part of the park is densely wooded, allowing your dog to explore nature, and the other part is open, making for a great spot to play fetch. Make sure your dog doesn’t mind sharing before bringing along a toy, though. Water is available to make sure your dog doesn’t get too hot. Waste bags are also provided by the park, so you have no reason to not clean up after your pup!
The aptly-named Fort Woof Dog Park, located in Fort Worth’s West Meadowbrook neighborhood, is about 20 minutes away from Kennedale. Here, your dog can have a ball playing with furrific new friends or, if he’s more adventurous, making use of all the agility equipment. There are weaving bars, climbing planks, and more. Fort Woof Dog Park does provide water for your pooch, but it’s on you to bring clean up bags. If your dog is smaller, there’s a separate section of the park just for dogs his size. No matter what your dog likes, he’s sure to have a great time!
If you and your pooch are looking to grab a bite, why not head to Taco Diner, located in Hunter Plaza? This restaurant serves up a wide variety of tacos, including traditional tacos and some more out-there types. Fido can join you on the patio, as long as he’s on his leash. After grabbing some grub, tackle saving the city from an epidemic outbreak! Okay, not really, but you and Fido can pretend to do just that at MetroDemic. This simulation game invites you and Fido to work together to save the city from a quickly-spreading virus. Do you have what it takes?
Although Ridglea Hills is about 25 minutes from Kennedale, it’s definitely worth the drive to visit ZBonz Dog Park! This relatively new dog park spans a massive ten acres, so there’s plenty of room for even the most energetic pup to burn off any excess energy. There are water fountains to keep your dog cool, but if that isn’t enough, there are also ponds where your dog can take a dip. This park is divided into two sections, with one being for small dogs and the other being for large dogs. Both sections feature these amenities.
Keeler’s Pet Paradise Dog Park is a dream come true for your pooch! This dog park is about 20 minutes away from Kennedale, so you won’t have to travel too far. Pet Paradise offers your dog the chance to have some off-leash fun with his pawesome new friends, which is a great chance for your dog to work on his manners. A membership is required to use this park, and in the long run, that’s better for you and your dog. The membership involves a screening to make sure all dogs can get along with each other. You can find more details on the park’s website.