Renton, Washington is located on Washington Lake and surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountains as well as Mount Ranier. There are so many awesome events, activities, and general things to do in Renton and many of them are pet-friendly, and that might be out of necessity since there are more than 20,000 dogs living in the community.
The Cedar River Dog Park on Houser Way South is the number one off-leash dog park in Renton, and you will know why when you see the four acres of fenced fun. The park has water available for dogs and people, a picnic table with an umbrella, double fences for safety, and even a tub to wash your pup in if he gets dirty. Conveniently enough, this park has a separated fence area so little Fido's don't get ran over by the big dawgs playing.
Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park on South 228th Street has plenty of parking and seating as well as a double gate so dogs cannot escape when others come and go. There are some really nice hiking trails you can exercise on, a kiosk, and benches to relax.
Morrill Meadows Park on SE 248th Street was the first off-leash dog park in town sponsored by DOGPARK and the city. There are hundreds of trees and shrubs, running water, an obstacle course, benches, and separate sides for large and small dogs.
Living close to downtown Renton in the Maplewood neighborhood is perfect for active families who love their dogs. Cedar River Trail begins near the Renton Historical Museum and offers almost 11 miles of paved surface to hike with your dog through town enjoying the scenery. Let your pooch off leash in the Cedar River Trail Dog Park where your pup can join his furry friends and you can socialize with other dog loving neighbors. A separate area for small shy dogs will help your pup have fun and frolic in the grass while larger dogs chase each other for a sniff-tastic good time. You can even help your pooch learn the agility course, and then rest at a picnic table with a cool drink of water.
Nestled in the Earlington neighborhood, Earlington Park is a great area to walk Fido after a day at work. With 1.5 acres of space and a scenic backdrop of the town and Mount Rainier, the park’s wide asphalt pathway surrounds it, makes romping with your pooch easy, even after a rainy day. The picnic areas and grill provide a nice spot for an outdoor meal, while the playground and basketball court ensure there will be plenty of people to watch. Benches and water are also available, but remember to bring your own “doggie waste” bags to clean up after your playful pup.
Family and pup friendly, this neighborhood in the eastern part of the city offers activities for both two and four-legged children. Hiking through Maplewood Heights Park offers plenty of exercise with 2.2 acres of space. The nearby Ron Regis Park in the southern part of this neighborhood offers an even bigger space to roam with its 45 acres. Some of the land is used as various sports fields, but the park offers access to the Cedar River Trail, a rail trail spanning over 15 miles with trailheads at Cedar River Park and the town of Hobart.
Just east of I-405, pup owners will find the four-acre Cedar River Dog Park created by community volunteers. Neighbors and friends enjoy the spacious area for dogs to run and play with a separate space for small or shy dogs. The double gated entry makes it easy to get in and out of the park, and your pup will love to show off his skills on the agility equipment. Water is available in the park, and shaded picnic tables offer a great place to sit and relax while your pooch enjoys the off-leash area and finding new friends. If you and your pup are in the mood for a longer hike, you can access the Cedar River Trail near the park and meander through the nature trails before returning home.