Located three miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the K177 Overlook Park Off-Leash Dog Area is an unfenced area where pooches of all sizes can enjoy themselves without their leashes, but only if they are under strict voice control at all times. Small and large dogs are not separated so all four-legged friends must learn to play nice and get along with each other because they all share common grounds.
There are no doggie poop bags available, so pet parents must bring some to use to clean up after their furbabies. The off-leash dog area is clean, and everyone is encouraged to keep it that way. There's no drinking water available at the K177 Overlook, so it is the responsibility of the dog owner to bring their water jug so that they and their pooches remain hydrated all throughout their stay.
One of the park’s main attractions is the stunning view it offers of the Konza Prairie Park. It is popular with locals not only for the safe and fun place it provides pooches but also of its picturesque surroundings. The K177 Overlook is on the northeast corner of the Konza Prairie Biological Station and is an excellent place for a sweeping view of the Kansas River Valley and the preserve.
A hike with your dog is the perfect way to escape from the demands of work and be one with nature. It's one of the best opportunities to spend some time with your dog and bond with each other. Do remember though that Spike must always be on his leash unless in designated areas.
This is for the protection of other people, as well as other animals. You might also want to bring your camera when you visit with Spike. If you're a lover of nature and photography, the K177 Overlook Park Off-Leash Dog Area is an idyllic spot for that gorgeous picture of the prairie.