Spokane Valley is a suburb of Spokane, in the Spokane River Valley, on the state’s border with Idaho. The city and its surroundings are full of places for outdoor fun that are pup-friendly and easy to get to. Leashed doggos are allowed in all of the city’s parks, which are open from dawn until 10:00 pm! While you're in the area, If the need arises for medical care for your pup, be sure to visit one of the 5 veterinary clinics in Spokane Valley that are ready to help.The Spokane Valley Mission Park is a family park where you’ll find play equipment, sports facilities and a pool, along with picnic tables and restrooms for the human members of the family. Best of all is the 24 acres of grassy lawn where the doggo member of the family can walk, run and play on leash. With lots of shade trees and play space, plus a drinking fountain, this park will become your go-to spot for hours of fun. The park also features a fully fenced dog park with separate large- and small-dog sections where the fur-pup can socialize and exercise with other dogs. Equipped with water, waste bags and containers, along with agility and play equipment, Fido will have a canine blast while you sit and watch from a covered picnic table near the entrance. There’s even a doggy wash station! Please remember that if your pup is in the dog park, a responsible adult must be inside too.
If Spokane Valley is your home, there’s sure to be something you haven’t seen or done yet, and if you’re visiting, there's even more to explore with your fur-baby!
This neighborhood of Spokane Valley is home to the dog-friendly Mirabeau Park, which includes Mirabeau Meadows and Mirabeau Springs. The 56-acre park also contains a playground for the human kiddos named Discovery Playground. Located along the west bank of the Spokane River, it is easily accessed from I-90. Its 5 pawsome walking trails loop through meadows and wooded areas as well as along the river. The park also features one of the trailheads for the Centennial Trail, which ranges 60 miles from the Idaho border to Nine Falls, northwest of Spokane. Loaded with interesting geological formations, the Mirabeau Springs portion of the park features a spring fed by an impressive waterfall, and there is plenty of wildlife for your fur-pup to detect. Please remember to keep your dog on-leash! If your playtime in the park makes everyone hungry, be sure to head over to Max at Mirabeau, which welcomes fur-pups to their outside tables and serves up fur-licious American grub!
The Dishman neighborhood of Spokane Valley is
where you’ll find the pup-friendly Dishman Hills Conservation Area, with over
1,200 acres and scenic trails where you and your pup can hike, and catch a glimpse of birds and other wildlife. Divided into 2
separate areas, Glenrose Access and Iller Creek/ Stevens Creek Access, the trails also offer sightings of moose and black bear, along with snakes and smaller mammals.
The Glenrose Access Section trailhead for this out-and-back track is at
Thierman Road, and the trail is about 4
miles long with some ascents and descents. The Iller Creek/ Stevens Creek Trail
arises at trailheads at both creeks, and travels past Big Rock and along Iller
Creek’s East Ridge and West Fork to Glenrose. Neither of these trails is considered easy,
but the views of Spokane Valley from the higher elevations will be worth the
Spokane Valley’s Greenacres neighborhood is host to Greenacres Park, which features 8 acres of family-friendly playground and playing fields, a drinking fountain, restrooms and plenty of picnic tables, some under a covered shelter with electricity. But for Fido, the exciting thing about this park is the walking path that weaves across and through the grassy lawn, around the playground and the perimeter of the park. Shade trees and the paved path make this a pawrfect place for a walk on leash while the kiddos play. Views of the Selkirk Mountains surround the park, and you’re likely to encounter squirrels and other small mammals on your way.
This neighborhood in Spokane Valley is where you’ll find dog-friendly Castle Park, 3 acres of open lawn area with lots of room to romp and play with your leashed furry friend. This is also a furbulous spot to bring the family and enjoy an old-fashioned, blanket-on-the-ground, picnic-basket picnic! It boasts many shade trees and all of the green space you could want, and right in the middle of downtown! This quiet, bucolic park is pawrfect for games of toss, frisbee and tag for the kids, too! There isn’t a designated parking lot, but stashing your vehicle along Bowdish Road will give you convenient access!
Liberty Lake is a community adjacent to Spokane Valley that is home to the pup-friendly Liberty Lake Regional Park. This pawsome green space features 3,600 acres of multi-use land with a playground, campground and off-road vehicle park, swimming areas on the lake, and hiking/walking trails. The park is open for day use, and the 8-mile Liberty Lake Loop Trail can be accessed at the trailhead at Idaho Road. The campground offers tent and RV camping where Fido is welcome on leash, and there are even family-sized cabins with views of the lake! With running water and electricity, the cabins are pawrfect for a family get-away with the fur-baby! Reasonable camping rates and convenient parking make this a great destination!