On the eastern shore of the Puget Sound lies the small town of Des Moines, a suburban city between the major cities of Seattle and Tacoma. With mountains to the east and the clear waters of the sound to the west, it's no wonder the small city has gained such a population boost over the last few years. Even dog lovers have been visiting and moving to the area, thanks to its vibrant, dog-friendly parks, trails, and three animals hospitals.
The Saltwater State Park is a large park inside the city on the shore of the Puget Sound. As one of the most traveled state parks on the sound, The Saltwater State Park brings in so many people thanks to its 87.4 acres of thick forested, wooded trails, an artificial reef, volleyball courts, and campsites. The park is also dog-friendly to leashed pups, and offers other amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and restrooms.
The City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area is a more developed park on the north side of town. The area runs along the Des Moines Creek, with access to the sound with a fishing pier and boat launch. The nice area has a grassy open field, picnic tables, a playground, and a pavilion. Dogs are welcome while they remain on a leash.
With beautiful natural parks and developed areas to play in, its no wonder Des Moines has become so popular among humans and dogs alike.