Centralia in Washington gets its name from being in the center point of two major cities, Portland in Oregon and Seattle in Washington. The central location makes it a popular place to stop and live, especially for four-legged residents. There are two animal hospitals in the city and an all-around dog-friendly atmosphere throughout.
Head over to the Fort Borst Dog Park to find the best place in Centralia to bring your pooch, with large trees that provide plenty of shade and large open areas for running around. The area is completely fenced in for off-leash play, with separate areas for larger and smaller dogs, benches, clean-up stations, water spigot, and water bowls. The dog park is in the larger park of Fort Borst Park, with over 111 acres of grassy areas, paved trails, lake access, and picnic shelters that are open to leashed pups.
If you and your pup want to get more in touch with nature, then the Seminary Hill Natural Area is the best option for this. The area is 71 acres of untouched nature, with a hilly terrain that looks over the town. There's a 2.25-mile trail that's dog-friendly, with picnic tables, a parking area, and open spaces. Dogs must remain on a leash, and don't furget clean-up bags and water.
Centralia really opens up all its spaces for pups and gives them plenty of options to run around, play, and get exercise no matter what part of town they live in.
The neighborhood of Wabash is in the northeastern part of the city and use to be made up of large farmlands. Nowadays, a lot of those lands has been converted to dog-friendly parks, like the Schaeffer County Park. Dogs are allowed to run around off-leash in this park, although the park is not fenced-in at all, so be sure your pup has good recall. The area has 2.9 miles of dirt and paved trails, with a bridge going over the Skookumchuck River, and access points for swimming, fishing, and a boat launch. There are water fountains, benches, trash bins, and clean-up stations, making this park puptastic!