Dog Parks

Destinations for canine euphoria

Running off energy at High Bridge Park. - TIMOTHY PHILLIPS
Timothy Phillips
Running off energy at High Bridge Park.

Balto Dog Park You'll find the Balto Dog Park at the Dover City Beach, across from City Hall. This unfenced dog park opened in 2009 and features a boardwalk for diving, water-loving dogs, fire hydrants and a wash-down area with a solar-heated hose system. There are also 9 miles of trails available here, but you'll need to put the leash back on to take advantage of those. 699 Lakeshore Dr., Dover • Idaho

Central Bark Dog Park New York has Central Park. North Idaho boasts Central Bark, a 1.8-acre, off-leash dog park. You'll find secure fencing here, and an open, grassy park for dogs to run. Owners will appreciate a handful of benches inside the enclosure, and water fountains for thirsty dogs. 3889 Nez Perce Rd., Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-769-2252 •

Cherry Hill Dog Park Cherry Hill Dog Park is always exceptionally clean and well-maintained. Since this dog park is covered in pea gravel, instead of grass or dirt, it's also an excellent choice on or after a rainy day; your dog won't come home soaked in mud. Running water hydrates thirsty dogs in the summer, and poop bags and garbage cans are abundant inside the park. 1718 N. 15th St. , Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-769-2252 •

Moscow Dog Park Moscow's Dog Park is a popular meeting place for energetic dogs and their animal-loving owners. This park is always busy with dogs racing around an open acre of grass, leaping over and onto oversized tires while their owners toss Frisbees or chat with a friend underneath a covered bench inside the park. The park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk, year-round, but is closed on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 am for mowing. 2019 White Ave., Moscow • Idaho •

Patricia Simonet Laughing Dog Park From dawn to dusk, no matter the weather, you'll find happy pups and their dedicated owners walking laps at the volunteer-run and -funded Liberty Lake Dog park. Walk the paved path on the perimeter, or bust out the Chuckit! in the grass or the more natural, wooded areas of the park. This park also boasts picnic tables, along with restrooms and a drinking fountain for dogs. 26715 E. Spokane Bridge Rd., Liberty Lake • Wash. • 477-2532 •

Pooch Park at Pullman Pullman's new dog park boasts two fenced acres for dogs to play, agility equipment and separate areas for small and large (25-plus-pounds) dogs. Freshwater is on site, but you'll need to bring your own bowl. Owners will appreciate a new shade structure. Unlike other area dog parks, Pullman's Pooch Park requires a fee to enter. Pay $5 for the day (purchase on-site from 1 to 5 pm), $15 for a month or $60 for a year. Buy your membership online and follow the park on Facebook for updates on events. 1340 Old Moscow Rd., Pullman • Wash. • 332-3422 •

SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge  SpokAnimal's 11-acre dog park at High Bridge Park is Spokane's only official dog park (although many in-the-know dog owners frequent an "unofficial park" on the South Hill). Vaccinated dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds are welcome here. You'll find separate play areas for small and large dogs, and secure fencing to keep all the pups safe inside. Since there is no poop fairy, you'll need to clean up after your dog. 330 S. A St. , Spokane • Wash. • 534-8133 •

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