New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: January

Posted by Caitlin Tolliday

Toast to the new year with Fido as you explore the newest dog-friendly spots opening their doors in January! You and your canine best friend can revel in the start of 2024 while having a barking good time at these new dog parks, bars and other pet-friendly attractions that have recently celebrated their grand openings.

Snouts & Stouts

Arlington, VA
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No matter the weather, you and Fido are sure to have a tail-wagging good time at Snouts & Stouts, an indoor dog park and bar that recently opened in Arlington, VA. Your canine companion can play leash free on special turf in the 6,000-square-foot indoor play area with professional Dog Patrol staff to make sure all the pups are having fun. While your pooch plays, you can sip a beer or other tasty beverage, browse the treat shop or sign your four-legged friend up for daycare, training or boarding.

After such a fun-filled day, rest your tired paws at the Hampton Inn & Suites Arlington Crystal City DCA.

Neighborhood BarK & Boutique

Safety Harbor, FL
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If you're spending winter in sunny Florida, you and your pup can check out Neighborhood BarK & Boutique, a dog park and bar in Safety Harbor, FL. Let Fido run around and make new friends in the fenced and turfed dog park space while you enjoy a variety of delightful beverages from the bar inside. You can even say cheers with your dog and grab him a Good Boy Dog Beer. Be sure to browse their boutique space for treats and accessories for your tired pooch.

Book a night at the nearby MarBay Suites so you and your pup can get some much-needed rest after a busy day.

Mulligan’s Bark Park

Louisville, KY
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Fido can enjoy time off leash at Mulligan’s Bark Park, a new dog park in Louisville. The focal point of the dog run is a large, colorful mural painted by a local artist featuring “Mulligan the TurfMutt”. This fenced dog park features plenty for pups to sniff and explore like fresh sod, landscaping and trees, as well as benches for humans to relax on.

Make it a weekend trip by staying at Aloft Louisville Downtown which provides canine guests with treats and beds upon request. The nearby waterfront along the Ohio River also offers a lovely walking area for you and your pup.

The Bark Bar

Cary, NC
Raise a toast to furry friendships at this new dog park bar. Photo by

Enjoy a sunny winter afternoon out with Fido at The Bark Bar in Cary, NC. What makes this location even better is that it’s adjacent to the Barkyard at Downtown Cary Park! Sip beer or wine and munch on light snacks at The Bark Bar, then head over to the Barkyard dog park which offers separate play spaces for small and large dogs. This fenced space also has water features, play mounds and hydration stations.

Spend the night at the nearby La Quinta by Wyndham Raleigh Cary which offers a pet relief area on the property.

Copeland Leash Free Zone

Mesquite, TX
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Bring Fido to blow off some steam at Copeland Leash Free Zone, a newly opened dog park in Mesquite, TX. This 2.5-acre fenced dog park offers tons of fun for all pups! There are separate sections for small and large dogs, as well as agility equipment and even water features to help keep pups cool after romping with their canine pals. Humans will enjoy the shade pavilion and nearby restrooms, and best of all, there’s a dog wash station so canines can go home fresh and clean.

You and Fido can snuggle up for the night at Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Mesquite which offers a large field to walk your pup nearby.

“Welcome to Barkside! What can I get for ya?” Photo by

Bring Fido to visit Barkside, an off-leash dog park and beer garden in Detroit, MI. No matter the weather you and your pooch will enjoy your visit because there's an indoor play area, a heated patio and the outdoor play space is mud free! While the pups play, humans can sip on coffee, craft beer, wine, hard seltzers, cocktails and mocktails. Professionally trained “rufferees” are on site to make sure that canine guests are safe and playing appropriately. All dogs must be registered and have a monthly or annual membership to visit. Humans are also welcome to visit even if they don't have a canine companion.

Head to Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney for the night where Fido will be welcomed with tasty treats. There’s even a dog park nearby if your pup still has some energy to spare!

What’s your favorite new dog park or pet-friendly attraction in your hometown? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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