Your guide to dog parks of the Inland Northwest

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SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge, 330 S. A St.

This park features 11-plus acres for dogs to run around. Small and large dogs have separate areas to play with running water, fenced-in hills and multiple entrances. There's also plenty of seating for humans.

Downtown Spokane Dog Park, Sprague Ave. and Cedar St.

This newly opened dog park on downtown's west end is small, located on a traffic island. There's no separation for large and small dogs, but it has ample shade and seating, and is a great place to take your pooch to escape the congestion of downtown.

South Hill Dog Park, South Altamont St., near E. 63rd Ave.

This popular park on the South Hill offers roughly 10 acres, with separate areas for small and large dogs, lots of shade and trails throughout. There's no water source or restrooms for humans, however, and parking can be tight. This park could soon be downsized for a planned new middle school.

Patricia Simonet Laughing Dog Park, 26715 E. Spokane Bridge Rd., Liberty Lake

This off-leash park offers 3.5 acres with lots of shaded walking trails and multiple water sources for dogs. Water, waste bags and restrooms are provided during summer. There's no separation for large and small dogs.

Valley Mission Dog Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley

This "pocket dog park" is Spokane Valley's only dog park. There are separate areas for small and large dogs, water stations and poop bags on site. Visiting dogs must be at least 4 months old, licensed and up-to-date on vaccines.

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Pawfoot Dog Park at Croffoot Park, 1500 W. Lancaster Rd., Hayden

Pawfoot Park, Hayden's first, is about one acre with separate areas for small and large dogs, and water sources in each area. However, there's limited shade.

Rathdrum Dog Park, 5750 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum

Also known as the "Barking Lot," this park has separate areas for large and small dogs. However, while the large dog area has a canopy and a drinking fountain, the small dog area does not.

Cherry Hill Dog Park, 1718 N. 15th St., Coeur d'Alene

Cherry Hill Park has separate areas for large and small dogs, with dog water fountains and small gravel ground cover. There's limited shade and seating, but poo bags are available to users.

Central Bark Dog Park, 3889 Nez Perce Rd. at Northshire Park, Coeur d'Alene

This 1.8 acre park has separate areas for large and small dogs, multiple dog drinking fountains and grass ground coverage. Shade is limited and seating and restrooms are only provided seasonally.

McEuen Dog Park, 504 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene

Located within the 22.5 acre McEuen Park, this dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains in both areas and limited seating.

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