New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: August 2023

Posted by Sophia Hawk

Ahh August, the month that brings the dog days of summer, where everything feels a little more relaxing, lazy, and most of all, hot. During the afternoons spent trying to cool down with your canine friend, you’ll find there are tons of new things to do, such as visiting a social sober bar, exploring an indoor dog park and checking out a recently opened taproom.

"Now we see what the buzz is about." Photo by Jessica Chipriano

When you’re looking for something new to drink, take a trip with your pup to The Buzz, Hendersonville’s first social sober bar and cafe. They welcome you to use the space in whatever way works best for you and Fido, and they designed it to be extra dog friendly, offering complimentary pup cups! Dogs are welcome on the spacious covered patio, which features tons of picnic tables. Stop by and enjoy a morning latte with a friend, use the space to get some work done, or swing by in the evening to unwind with your dog and browse their mocktail menu.

Just a short drive away you’ll find the Hampton Inn Hendersonville, where you and Fido can have a relaxing night after a day full of socializing.

Marshfield Dog Park

Marshfield, MA
Wagging Tails at Marshfield! Photo by Friends of Marshfield Dog Park

The seaside town of Marshfield, MA recently opened its first off-leash dog park, and it does not disappoint! The volunteer-owned and maintained Marshfield Dog Park is, as they say, “a dedicated outdoor space for dogs and dog lovers”. There are separately fenced sections for small and large pups, agility equipment and tons of space to run around, so bring your pup to meet some new friends at this fun canine hangout!

Afterwards, spend your evening relaxing at this 1910 Victorian beach house, which has gorgeous ocean views, a large backyard for Fido, and is just a short drive away from the dog park.

Regatta Grove

Miami, FL
Do you see this view?! Photo by

If you’re in Miami, FL and looking for beautiful views, live entertainment and delicious food and drinks, Regatta Grove has you covered. They welcome dogs until sundown, so you and Fido can stop by and explore this waterfront community gathering spot. With ample and spacious dog-friendly seating, both covered and uncovered, as well as world-renowned chefs, unique craft cocktails and peaceful surroundings, you can’t get much better than this dog-friendly space.

When you’re done with your day on the waterfront, wind down at the Aloft Miami Brickell, which is conveniently just a short walk to a nearby park, restaurants and shops.

Corinth Unleashed - The Bark Park

Corinth, TX
Smile! The Bark Park is open! Photo by Unsplash/mark felice

Corinth Unleashed - The Bark Park is the newest canine playground in Texas. Featuring three separate gated areas for dogs of all sizes and energy levels, this new space is sure to be one of Fido’s favorites. Humans can relax on benches while pups play and rehydrate at water fountains. Clean-up stations are available in each section.

Enjoy more time in Texas by staying nearby at this 3-bedroom home with a pool. You’ll be within walking distance of the dog park and delicious eats at Bones and Burritos.

Holy Mountain Brewing Company’s Phinney Taproom

Seattle, WA
Furry friends are welcome at Phinney. Photo by

Holy Mountain Brewing Company recently opened a second pet-friendly taproom in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Leashed and well-behaved dogs have always been welcome inside and out at their place, and the Phinney Taproom is no different. They offer a selection of 12 rotating beers on tap, and instead of providing samples or flights, they serve small six-ounce pours to improve the drinking experience and speed up any wait times. The new location offers a selection of snacks and encourages you to order food from local nearby restaurants.

When you’re ready for a rest, you and Fido can lay your heads down at the Ace Hotel Seattle, which is just a few minutes away and requires no pet fee.

Sunset Dog Park

Newton, IA
The dogs of Newton will love it here. Photo by

Dogs in Newton, IA have a new place to let loose this month. Sunset Dog Park has opened at Sunset Park in the heart of downtown and welcomes rambunctious Retrievers and playful Pomeraninans in separate areas for large and small dogs. Canine watering stations, waste stations, shade trees and benches for humans round out the perks available in this new fenced play area.

Spend the night nearby at Super 8 Newton and take your worn out pup to the Valle Drive-In for a relaxing evening watching a movie under the stars.

Have you been to a new dog park or pet-friendly attraction in your hometown? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by Jessica Chipriano.