The city of Spokane, which derives its name from a Native American word meaning “children of the sun,” is renowned for its pleasant climate and rich history. Spokane didn’t get its name by chance; the city is fortunate enough to experience an average of 260 days of sunshine a year! As a result of this great weather, the city is home to a plethora of outdoor activities. It’s no surprise that some refer to Spokane as nature lover’s paradise. The city’s beautiful climate and plentiful options for all-season, outdoor fun make Spokane a great place to bring your pooch!
Looking for a place where Fido can run free? Spokanimal Dog Park at High Bridge Park is the city’s designated parks for pups. It’s completely free and has separate areas for big dogs and small dogs. You’ll probably work up quite an appetite after your busy day outside. The Park Bench is a superb pet-friendly, outdoor restaurant located in the heart of picturesque Manito Park. Stop by on a Friday for the bonus of live acoustic music performances by local bands.
After your meal, head over to the Red Lion Inn, located just north of the Upper Falls Reservoir to take a load off. The Red Lion Inn allows up to two pets per room for a additional minor charge. Regardless of how you like to have fun in the sun, Spokane is sure to be an outdoor paradise for your and your pup!
Convenient to the business district, restaurants, and golf course, dog owners in the Latah Valley neighborhood can walk their pups on sidewalks along the street, or visit Spokanimal Dog Park at High Bridge Park. Areas designated for large dogs allow Fido to run and romp without worrying about toppling a smaller dog. Small or shy pups will enjoy frolicking with their own size in their own section. Owners can relax at the picnic tables and socialize with friends while their pups explore the wooded area inside the fence and find all the sniff-tastic locations to roll in the grass. Fish Lake Trail is also located in the area and follows along the 1,600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. For longer hikes, this is a great trail to follow through the city.
Family and Fido friendly, the South Hill neighborhood is a great area to live in and spend time with your pup. Walking through the neighborhood is pleasant on a sunny afternoon since the sidewalks are lined with beautiful trees for plenty of shade. Spending time outside guarantees you will find Fido’s friends to socialize with, or plan a play date to South Hill Dog park where puppies can run and play in the wide-open spaces. Families can use the park in all weather conditions and relax under the trees or play a game of fetch. Cleaning up after Fido seems to be a priority so everyone can enjoy a well-maintained park in this quaint neighborhood.
Living in the center of the city offers numerous dog-friendly activities for the entire family. Taking Fido for a quick walk before work through town or planning a family picnic at River Front Park are pawtastic ideas anytime of the year. The park offers beautiful landscape and a perfect place to stroll along the sidewalks with your pooch, or hike along the river for more vigorous exercise. Many puppy parents enjoy biking through the area while their energetic pup leads the way. Enjoying a healthy meal at Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie is a great option while out with Fido. Find a table to relax and enjoy the weather on the outdoor patio.