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Dog Areas in Yelm

3 Parks
2 Trails
5 Shops
7 Groomers
Just 20 miles southeast of Washington State’s capital of Olympia, the quiet community of Yelm sits nestled in the foothills of Mount Rainier. The town’s rich history dates back to 1883, when the first settlers came to the area and developed farms and saw mills. Today, Yelm residents enjoy a family-focused community with big city amenities nearby in Lacey and Olympia. Whether your dog needs an annual veterinary exam, or urgent care, there are four veterinary clinics in Yelm to make sure your pooch stays healthy.

There’s furrific fun for pooches and their people in Yelm! Cochrane Memorial Park is one of the most pawpular places in town for dog walking. Leash your pup and explore the park’s beautiful pond and landscaped walking paths. Flowers and pastoral views abound in this park, making it a woofderful place to relax or get some exercise. Catch and release fishing is allowed in the pond that is often times also the home of different types of waterfowl. Cochrane Memorial Park has a covered picnic area and an interpretive learning area.

If you and your pooch are planning to spend the night, the Prairie Hotel has cozy, clean and updated pet-friendly rooms where your dog can join you for an additional fee.

With woofderful places to walk and fur-iendly conveniences, it’s understandable why pups and their people love Yelm!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Yelm

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 787/sq mi

    #1 North Yelm

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    Ready for a woofderful walk? Leash up your pup and head to the North Yelm neighborhood, where you’ll find two pawsome trails! The 14.5-mile Yelm-Tenino Trail meanders east-west through the communities of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino. This beautiful trail winds through lush forests, farmlands and wetlands. The trailhead near Yelm City Hall is a great place to begin your adventure with Fido. The Yelm-Tenino Trail connects with the Yelm Prairie Line Trail at Railway Rd SE and 1st St NE. The 4.8-mile Yelm Prairie Line Trail has puptacular views of Mount Rainier and is pawpular among dog walkers, runners and bicyclists.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 517/sq mi

    #2 Yelm City Center

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    You and your furry friend can play in the shadows of Mount Rainier in Yelm’s City Center neighborhood! The area’s Longmire Community Park has fun for the whole family with an unbelievable view of the massive mountain on the horizon. Take in the vista as you walk with your leashed dog through this large park. Longmire Community Park has athletic fields, a playground, a walking path and restrooms. Yelm City Park is another puptacular neighborhood spot to hang out with your furry friend. Located in the heart of town, this park often plays host to community events and festivals. The park has huge open grassy areas where you and your leashed pup can play or just hang out in the shade of one of the many mature trees. Yelm City Park also has covered picnic tables, a playground and restrooms. Yelm’s City Center neighborhood is also the home of Cochrane Memorial park!
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 712/sq mi

    #3 Beachcrest

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    Looking for an off-leash adventure? Visit Lacey’s Beachcrest neighborhood! About 15 miles from Yelm, this neighborhood is home to the pawsome Hawks Prairie Dog Park, a fully fenced-in off-leash area where your pooch can run and play! The park has a special separate section for smaller dogs, plus walking paths where humans can get some exercise alongside their furry friend. A special sand and gravel area made especially for digging is another fun feature of this off-leash park. Hawks Prairie Dog Park also has agility equipment, picnic tables, drinking water and doggie waste cleanup stations. While in the neighborhood, be sure to check out the 1.5-mile William Ives Trail with your leashed dog. This fun nature walk begins at Meridian Neighborhood Park!
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,241/sq mi

    #4 Union Mill

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    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.
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    Population Density 1,755/sq mi

    #5 Lacey City Center/ Saint Martin's U

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    There’s tons of woofderful outdoor fun awaiting you and your pooch in the Lacey City Center/ Saint Martin's U neighborhood. Just 15 miles from Yelm, the neighborhood is home to the 28-acre Lake Lois Habitat Reserve. The park has an unpaved nature trail, plus an additional pawesome quarter-mile interpretive trail that loops around the beautiful habitat. You and Fido will love all there is to see and sniff on the banks of the park’s small lake that’s fed by Woodland Creek. The area is a pawpular spot for bird watching and wildlife viewing and has plenty of benches where you and your pup can relax and watch the world go by.
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