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Dog Areas in Des Moines, WA

6 Parks
2 Trails
7 Shops
2 Eateries
4 Groomers

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.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Des Moines, WA

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    Population Density 3,345/sq mi

    #1 Redondo

    Redondo is a beachfront neighborhood on the south-side of Des Moines. In the center of the neighborhood is Redondo Park, a large park in the city with open space backed by thick trees. The serene area is dog-friendly, and has a paved path that loops through the park, a playground, shaded sitting areas, a gazebo, picnic areas, and restrooms. Dogs can run and play or take a nice walk on the paths, and have access to water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations. For a scenic walk, head out to the Redondo Beach Pier, a dog-friendly boardwalk with gorgeous views of the sound. Owners will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,944/sq mi

    #2 Saltwater Highlands

    The Saltwater Highlands is a residential neighborhood on the east side of town, packed with rows of homes. This area is also home to Parkside Park, a wooded area with an open area in the center. There are basketball courts and playground for kids, with plenty of room for pups to run around or some shaded space to sit under and relax. Leash up Fido before heading to this park, and  enjoy access to features like water fountains, benches, and trash bins. If you plan on staying inside the neighborhood, walk down the street to the Crossland Economy Studios. The motel has dog-friendly rooms for dogs up to 35 pounds for a small fee per night. Aggressive dog breeds are not allowed inside rooms.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,776/sq mi

    #3 Zenith

    Zenith is a scenic neighborhood on the water's edge, with gorgeous open areas and residential homes. One open area is known as Zenith Park, which provides a cozy space to play with Fido. The park is completely fenced-in, has a baseball field, and is backed by thick trees that offer shaded sitting areas. There's also a basketball court and a playground for park-goers, with water fountains, benches, and trash bins available. The Via Marina Resturant is the best place to head to after a day at the park. The restaurant offers pizza dishes and pasta, along with complimentary water and dog-friendly seating on the covered patio.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,585/sq mi

    #4 City of Normandy Park

    The City of Normandy Park neighborhood is a residential community in the suburban town of Normandy Park, just 1.4 miles north of Des Moines. The community is known for the Marine View Park, a sizeable 27-acre area with natural woodlands and shaded walking trails. There's a looping trail that extends .7 miles made from dirt that connects to features like a dog-friendly beach, picnic area, and parking. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside the park, and can enjoy features like water fountains and benches during the park's hours of 7 AM to 7 PM. On the north side of the neighborhood is the Nature Trails Park, which provides an easy-going area with rich vegetation and scenic flowers. There are dog-friendly trails with benches and trash bins along them, available to humans and leashed pups.
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    Population Density 2,509/sq mi

    #5 Lake Fenwick Estates

    Lake Fenwick Estates is an upscale and natural neighborhood in the city of Kent, 2.1 miles from Des Moines. Lake Fenwick Park is a gorgeous open area with amazing features along Lake Fenwick. The park has natural woodlands with open space, paved walkways, and a beach area that goes along the lake. There are areas for fishing and boating, with features along the land that include a playground, picnic pavilions, and a gazebo. Leash up Fido before heading to the park, and enjoy additional amenities like water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and parking lot nighttime lights.
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