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Dog Areas in South Charleston, WV

2 Parks
2 Trails
2 Groomers

South Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia, is located on the south side of the Kanawha River, and only 4.3 miles east of the State’s capital of Charleston. There are two animal hospitals in town, one of which specialises in emergency care, so your dog will be well looked after should he fall ill.

While you are here, Joplin Park is a must-see. Within the park’s grounds is the pawriffic Bark Park, with a safe, fenced area for your pup to play free of the lead and socialize with other pets. There is plenty of shade here and benches for you to sit at while you watch your pup. Outside the dog park is a 0.3-mile paved trail around the grounds where you can take a walk with your pup on a lead. You may also like to utilise the exercise stations along the way too. There are picnic shelters with grills at Joplin Park, as well as a playground and basketball court, making it a fantastic spot for a family outing.

If you are looking for a pup-friendly place to eat in South Charleston, head to the Happy Days Café. There are three outdoor tables here where pets are permitted to sit with their humans. Tuck into your choice of sandwich (of which the selection is impressive) or a burger, hotdog or sweet treat of ice cream or milkshake.

With many other puptastic places to see around South Charleston, you and your pal are sure to enjoy your stay!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in South Charleston, WV

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    Population Density 1,364/sq mi

    #1 Spring Hill

    Make the trip over to Little Creek Park in the southwestern section of South Charleston for a great walk with your pup and fantastic family day out. The wooded trails are a popular attraction here, with many to choose from that varying in difficulty levels from an easy hike to longer, more complex adventures. While you are exploring the trails, seek out the rock formation known as the ‘Devil’s Tea Table’, as well as the old saw mill and a natural spring. Little Creek Park has numerous picnic spots to enjoy, basketball courts and tennis courts, as well as a playground for the kids. Keep your pooch on a lead here and always clean up after him.
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    Population Density 1,306/sq mi

    #2 Dunbar

    Dunbar’s City Park covers 40 acres of green space and is just 3.4 miles west of South Charleston centre. This free park has paved paths to take an on-lead walk with your buddy and plenty of benches and picnic shelters for a rest or spot of lunch, as well as large shady trees to relax under when the weather is warm. The kids will love the playground and the expanse of grass for a game of catch or Frisbee with your dog. This pet-friendly park has pet waste stations provided on the grounds. Restrooms are provided here and there is ample parking close to the playground area.

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    Population Density 2,822/sq mi

    #3 Fort Hill

    The Danner Meadow Park in Charleston is a 4.5 mile drive west of South Charleston and another beautiful green space to visit with your dog. This leafy park is well maintained and has lots of amenities to enjoy, including picnic tables, a large playground, restrooms and an athletic field. Your pup will love taking a walk on the paved looped track with you, with exercise stations along the way should you wish to throw in a little workout. As this is a relatively small public park, you will need to keep your pet leashed for his safety and the comfort of other patrons, and bring some doggie waste disposal bags here.

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    Population Density 847/sq mi

    #4 North Dunbar

    Step back in time with a visit to the Wine Cellar Park in nearby Dunbar, 4.7 miles north west of South Charleston. Seek out the old stone wine cellars, built around 1860 during the height of the area’s wine industry but long abandoned. They have been restored over time and are now a popular attraction for the area. This park also has beautiful nature trails to walk with your pooch and a creek to explore, as well as picnic groves to set down for a rest and a bite to eat. Bring bug spray here in the warmer weather, especially if you are heading down to the water, and keep your pet leashed.
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    Population Density 964/sq mi

    #5 Northwest Dunbar

    Five miles west of South Charleston is the Shawnee Regional Park in Dunbar, a 127-acre green space that is definitely worth a visit while you are in the area. Your dog will enjoy a walk along the paved path with you to get in a bit of exercise together, or head down to the creek for some exploring (bring bug spray in the warmer weather!). Shawnee Regional Park has numerous picnic tables and shelters to unpack some lunch or afternoon tea, as well as basketball courts, ball fields and a playground for the kids to enjoy. Please pick up after your pet and keep him under control at all times.
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