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Dog Areas in Tumwater

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2 Shops
1 Eatery
2 Groomers
Discover why there’s so much tail wagging in Tumwater! About 60 miles southwest of Seattle, this city was founded in the mid-1800s, and was known as Washington State’s first community. Today, Tumwater’s residents enjoy beautiful parks and outdoor recreation opportunities, plus modern conveniences right in town, or just two miles away in the capital city of Olympia.

Tumwater Historical Park is a pawpular hangout for pups and their people! This beautiful 17-acre park has woofderful nature trails you and your leashed dog will love exploring, plus covered picnic tables, restrooms, a playground and tons of open grassy areas. Tumwater Historical Park also has a boat launch into the Deschutes River where you and your dog can enjoy kayaking or canoeing together.

Need a place to stay the night? The Best Western Tumwater Inn has cozy and clean pet-friendly rooms where your dog can stay with you for a small fee. Tumwater has three veterinary clinics to make sure your pup stays in tip-top shape.

For delicious and pet-friendly eats, check out Pelligrino's Italian Kitchen. Your pooch is welcome to join you on their spacious patio while you dine.

With tons of pawsome parks, pet-friendly dining options and hotels, it’s understandable why pooches love Tumwater!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Tumwater

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    Population Density 2,863/sq mi

    #1 Tumwater City Center

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    Craving some open space with your pooch? Visit Tumwater’s City Center neighborhood! This neighborhood is home to the spacious nine-acre Tumwater Hill Park, where you and your leashed dog can get some exercise on the park’s walking paths. There’s also picnic tables, an open field and lots of mature shady trees. Jim Brown Park is another woofderful, relaxing park in the neighborhood. You and your dog will love playing or chilling out on the huge grassy lawn, plus there’s a huge playground for kiddos. Overlook Point Park is a must-see in this neighborhood. Though the park is small in size, it offers colossal views of Mount Rainier – leash your pooch and check it out!
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    Population Density 1,010/sq mi

    #2 Henderson Blvd SE/ 73rd Ave SE

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    Get ready to visit some puptacular parks in Tumwater’s Henderson Blvd SE/ 73rd Ave SE neighborhood! Check out the neighborhood’s pawpular Pioneer Park, a great place for family fun. There are walking paths where you and your leashed dog can explore, plus a playground, sports fields, volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Pioneer Park also has furrific covered picnic tables with barbecue grills! The park also has tons of open grassy areas and restrooms. Looking for an especially scenic walk? Visit the neighborhood’s Tumwater Falls Park. Located along the Deschutes River, the park has a pawsome half-mile loop trail where you and your leashed pooch can take in the woofderful water views and meander through lush vegetation. It’s a particularly pretty walk in the spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. Leashed dogs are also welcome in the neighborhood’s Palermo Pocket Park and Deschutes Valley Park.
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    Population Density 2,452/sq mi

    #3 North St SE/ Henderson Blvd SE

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    Want to get back to nature with Fido? Visit the North St SE/ Henderson Blvd SE neighborhood! This neighborhood that spans from north Tumwater into southern Olympia encompasses some of the area’s most pawsome parks. You and your leashed dog will have a furrific adventure in the 153-acre Watershed Park! Check out the park’s 1.5-mile G. Eldon Marshall Trail that meanders through deep, lush rain forest and near Moxlie Creek. Another great hike in the neighborhood is on the five-mile Woodland Trail. This paved trail is pawpular for walking with leashed pups, biking and inline skating. For more furrific parks in the neighborhood, check out Trillium Park and Tumwater Historical Park.
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    Population Density 2,688/sq mi

    #4 Olympia City Center

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    You and your pooch will love exploring Washington State’s capital in the Olympia City Center neighborhood, just two miles from Tumwater! Leash your dog and visit the neighborhood’s 24-acre Heritage Park. There, you’ll find puptastic paved walking and running paths that wind around the perimeter of scenic Capitol Lake. Check out the Waterstreet Café near the park for a pet-friendly bite to eat!  For more pawsome views, head to Percival Landing Park on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. This park has a .9-mile boardwalk where you and your leashed dog can take in the sights and history of the area. The park also features picnic tables, a playground and restrooms. Other fur-iendly parks in the neighborhood include Stevens Field, Maple Park and Sylvester Park.
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    Population Density 3,803/sq mi

    #5 Harrison Ave NW/ Olympic Way SW

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    You and your dog can walk in the path of legends in Olympia’s Harrison Ave NW/ Olympic Way SW neighborhood, about two miles from Tumwater! The area’s Marathon Park was the start and finish line for the trials for the first Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984. You and your leashed pooch can enjoy walking on the same path in this 2.25-acre waterfront park that connects to the longer walking path at Heritage Park via a footbridge over Capitol Lake. Decatur Woods Park is another puptastic canine hangout in the neighborhood. At six acres, the park has tons of open grassy space, nature trails, picnic areas and a playground. Leashed dogs are also welcome at the neighborhood’s Evergreen Park.
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