To some, it may seem like a strange or difficult to say name for a city, but Puyallup, Washington was named after the Puyallup Indian Tribe, and it actually means “the generous people.” There are an estimated 39,105 people living there with an approximate 8,700 dogs as pets, so bring Fido when you visit since there is plenty of dog-friendly fun.
Clarks Creek Park South on 12th Avenue has a gorgeous little off-leash dog park with several amenities like benches, water, and plenty of space to run. The park itself is 55 acres and also has some great amenities such as barbeque/picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, a creek, and some excellent trails to explore.
Wildwood Park on 23rd Avenue is another beautiful park to take Fido and the rest of the family too. It is 80 acres of fun with ball fields, playgrounds, barbeque/picnic area, shelters, restrooms, amazing trails, a stream with several bridges, and even a waterfall for Fido to play in.
Bradley Lake Park on 31st Avenue SE is also pretty amazing, and the lake is so pretty you will have to take some pictures. There are playgrounds and a sweet walking trail that takes you around the lake and into the woods. You will see lots of wildlife here, such as geese, foxes, deer, raccoons, and even some skunks so watch out! The fishing is good too, so the lake must be stocked pretty well.
Bradley Lake Park is a popular place for dog lovers and makes a great day out with your furry friend. There are 59 acres of expansive green space to play fetch and practice training, as well as plenty of hiking trails and walking paths to exercise and tire out your pup. In addition, you don’t want to miss out on views of the beautiful lake! The Bradley Lake Trail loop is 0.9 miles and proves a popular track around the lake perimeter, with sniff-tastic natural surroundings your dog will love to explore. All dogs are welcome, as long as they remain on leash.
Wildwood Park is definitely a hidden gem in this puptown! With over 80 acres of beautiful forest, you and your dog can say fur-well to the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy nature at its finest. There are lots of pawsome paths and sniff-tastic exercise trails you can explore with your furry friend if they love to ruff it, as well as picnic shelters to chill out and enjoy a treat. The trees provide a lot of shade, which is perfect for hot and sunny days. Make sure you don’t miss the waterfall in Wildwood Park!
When it comes to dog parks in the City Center, Puyallup delivers! At Clarks Creek Off-Leash Dog Park, you can let your pup roam free inside a fenced area, with the oppawtunity to make new furry friends. This is attached to Clarks Creek Park, which has green open space and an exercise trail to go jogging with your dog. Dogs are welcome in the park, as long as they remain on leash. The Puyallup Dog Park is also new to the City Center and is fully fenced for safe play and socialization with other pups.
For a peaceful retreat from the busy city, you can take your pup to the Foothills Trail, which has been converted from the historic railroad. This is a great place to explore with your furry friend with scenic walks alongside the river and trees. He will love all the new smells and sights he can investigate here! In total, the Foothills Trail is around 15 miles long and will make a great day out. Keeping your pup on leash will ensure pawsome fun for everybody, as cyclists are allowed on the trail too. While you can enjoy nature’s serenity, you can also meet new furry friends along the way!