Hazard is a small community in eastern Washington. This area is quite small, so it doesn’t have much to offer dogs and their owners other than about thirty veterinarians within ten miles. Fortunately, the surrounding area has several puptastic dog parks and other dog-friendly activities for canines and their companions to enjoy.
Just thirty minutes south of Hazard is Hays Park, a beautiful play area tucked away in Spokane. At about eight acres, this park is complete with a softball field, public restrooms, and a picnic area. It’s known for being clean and shaded, so be sure to swing by with Fido!
You could also check out the South Hill Dog Park. At about ten acres, this fenced park is large and packed with trails for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Just be sure to bring your own water! Once you’re done checking out the parks in Spokane, stop by Picabu Bistro for a bite to eat. This quaint little Spokane restaurant offers everything from chicken potstickers to gorgonzola penne, and pups are welcome on the covered outdoor patio.
Although Hazard itself has little to offer dog owners, the surrounding community certainly does -- so don’t miss out!
About 15 minutes from Manito is Moran Prairie in Spokane. This neighborhood sits on the southern end of Spokane and has much more open land than other areas in the city. Here, you can enjoy the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, an over-1200-acre area with some of the most breathtaking scenery around, with your leashed pup. And the Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail within Dishman Hills is the perfect, 2-mile adventure for you and your dog. A lot of locals take their pooches here since it’s less crowded than other trails and is the perfect length for dogs and their owners to hike.
The neighborhood of Manito sits south of Riverside and is about a 5-minute drive from there. You and your dog can enjoy some quality time together at Manito Park, which welcomes leashed dogs. The beautiful park has over 70 acres, with ponds, playgrounds, and more. And, its Park Bench Café welcomes dogs to dine with their owners! Before visiting the park, make sure you pack some water for yourself and your pooch. But, if you forget, simply head to the Park Bench Café and ask for some tap water. The staff are sure to oblige, and, if they're anything like us, will be delighted to fuss over Fido!
Riverside is only about a mile away from Peaceful Valley. This popular neighborhood in Spokane is in the heart of the city, with plenty of dog-friendly hotels, eateries, boarding services, and more. This area is the home of Riverside Park, which has gorgeous scenery and water in a peaceful environment. Take your leashed pooch here for a stroll. Remember to bring along some water, or pack a picnic to make a full day of it! If picnicking isn't your thing and you’re looking for a bite to eat, head to Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie, a pup-ular restaurant with global cuisine that welcomes your dog at its sidewalk tables.
Peaceful Valley in Spokane, WA is about 20 miles from Hazard and sits on the western side of the city. Here, you and your dog can enjoy some quality time at the Spokanimal Dog Park, nestled in High Bridge Park. The park has separate small and large dog areas with plenty of space for your pup to run, play, and socialize. If you’re looking for more outdoor adventures with Fido, take him to the Fish Lake Trail, with convenient parking spaces near its opening and about 9 miles of room to explore. Your leashed dog will likely meet other dogs here at this popular, dog-friendly trail!
Hazard, WA is a small community near Spokane that isn’t divided into neighborhoods. To get to dog-friendly areas, you’ll need to step foot a little farther, like the Suncrest neighborhood of Nine Mile Falls, WA. This area is just under 11 miles away from Hazard and is home to Riverside State Park, which reaches over 12,000 acres of land. You and your dog can enjoy the Spokane River Centennial Trail, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails organization, which goes along the shoreline of the Spokane River. When you’re done running or hiking, head to The Tin Cup Café, which serves your favorite country-style meals and welcomes dogs at outdoor seating.