Kent, Washington is a great place to be a dog – your furry friend is bound to enjoy the area’s 73 city parks, as well as nearby recreational outdoor opportunities and adventures.
The dog park is located within Morrill Meadows Park and features a separate fenced-in section for smaller or shyer animals, and the main area for dogs of any size. Water fountains, shade trees, beautiful public art installations, wooded nature trails, and covered picnic tables make for the perfect outing. A second dog park is located at Reber Ranch and is only open to members during business hours. That park features an agility course, and an area designed specially for small dogs.
Other parks in Kent allow on-leash dogs. Lake Fenwick Park is a local favorite of many dogs and their owners. Gorgeous pines and lush woodlands surround a large lake, noted for the birds and other wildlife that reside there. Lake Meridian Park is also frequented by dog owners who enjoy the series of trails and the playground.
Looking for a trail in Kent? The Interurban Trail’s southern portion travels through most of the county for its’ 18.1 miles. The paved trail beings in Tukwila and ends in Fife. Almost the entire trail is flat, making for an easy stroll, but the last few miles can become challenging. You and your four-legged friend are sure to get a workout from this trail!
In this pawsome neighborhood, two dog friendly restaurants are so drool-tastic that humans will have to hold those leashes tight when they're in sight! At the AC Tavern Sports, it's all about the dogs... hot dogs, that is! This sports bar is known for hot dogs that pack a serious bite, and at the outdoor, dog-friendly terrace, your pup can sit with you while you dine. If your dog prefers a cool, sweet, lickable treat like a Churro Caramel Crave, you'll want to scoot over to Cold Stone Creamery for the ultimate ice cream experience at a dog-friendly establishment that always welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs.
If you have a restless pup that needs a bit of exercise, bring him over to Reber Ranch for some serious outdoor fun. Behind this pet store is a private dog park that is open to Ranch Rewards members. Membership is free and includes many additional perks, like use of the parks’ agility equipment. Dogs do need to have current vaccines, and owners do need to clean up after their pups, but there is a convenient waste station. For smaller breed pups or shy pooches, there's the quieter, enclosed "petite pup" section. While you're there, you can enjoy Reber Ranch’s doggie-acupuncture sessions to lessen a hind-leg pain or calm her recurring fear of squirrels.
Morrill Meadows Park is over 16 acres of meadows and wooded greenspace, located in the East Hill neighborhood. This pawsome park a fenced-in, off-leash dog park located at the opposite end of the parking lot. As long as your pooch's vaccines are up-to-date, he can frolic with the outgoing dogs in the larger enclosure where there's tons of space to run and exercise equipment to use, or hang out with the "shy" or little dogs in the smaller, agility-course section. After all that exercise and socializing, pups can rehydrate with the on site water fountain. Outside of the dog park, humans and canines alike can enjoy the open grassy field, sheltered picnic areas with BBQ grills, kid’s jungle gym zone, and public art area, so long as dogs are leashed.