If you and your pup are craving open space, head to Lacey’s Union Mill neighborhood, about 15 miles from Yelm. The neighborhood’s Woodland Creek Community Park has 72 acres of natural area where you and your leashed dog can spend some quality time together. You and your pup will love exploring the park’s paved trail, or adventuring down the 2.2-mile Lacey Woodland Trail that meanders through forest until it reaches downtown Lacey. There’s plenty of other fun to be had, if you and Fido feel like relaxing back at the park. Check out Longs Pond and dip your paws in Woodland Creek. The park also has a fishing dock, a playground, open grassy areas, restrooms and a disc golf course.