New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: July 2021

Posted by Billy Francis

July is here, which means the sun is out and so is Fido. He’s invited to belly up to beer gardens, play off-leash in fresh dog parks, and even get fit with you at this month’s pet-friendly openings.

The Boneyard

Madison, WI
Sure I’ll look at the camera, jk!” Photo by Facebook.com/DogParkBiergarten

By mid-July, you and your pooch will be due a brew at Madison’s latest pet-friendly attraction. The Boneyard combines the freedom of a dog park with the joys of a biergarten. This funky new spot features on-and-off-leash recreation for dogs and humans to enjoy together. While you hang out, the Boneyard’s “Barktenders” will pull you a pint from 16 taps that include beer, coffee, wine and more.

Cisco Brewers at the Village

Stamford, CT
Golden ale retriever. Photo by Facebook.com/CiscoBrewers

Originally established as Nantucket’s first and only craft brewery in 1995, Cisco Brewers has spread its wings and opened new locations across Massachusetts and beyond. Cisco Brewers at the Village in Stamford, CT, is the latest addition. With a delicious rotating food menu, Cisco classics on tap, and expansive patio seating, it promises to be a fun afternoon hangout for you and your hound.

Brew Fitness MKE

Shorewood, WI
Get fit with Fido. Photo by Facebook.com/BrewFitness

Getting fit with Fido outdoors is great fun, but there aren’t many gyms that welcome four-legged training partners through the door. Inspired by owner Ryan Mleziva’s shared passions of fitness, people, dogs and beer, Brew Fitness MKE in Shorewood, WI, will be the second location of this unique business to accept canine members. Although you can’t freely pump iron with your Pug for safety reasons, your pooch is allowed to join you for a personal training session and a pint.

PetIQ Dog Park

Eagle, ID
“We are sooo peeing on that later!” Photo by City of Eagle

PetIQ Dog Park officially opened its double gates to the people and pups of Eagle, ID, on July 1. The $250,000 project, mainly funded by local pet health and wellness company, PetIQ, features separate areas for small and large dogs, shiny red fire hydrants, a luscious lawn for a game of fetch, shady spots and benches for humans to relax on. PetIQ Dog Park will host Yappy Hours on the first Tuesday of each month.

Dog Park at Hamilton Town Center

Noblesville, IN
"Now this is what I call retail therapy!" Photo by Facebook.com/HamiltonTownCtr

Described as an “open-air streetscape environment,” Hamilton Town Center is an outdoor shopping mall that invites the people and pups of Noblesville, IN, to shop until they drop. Opened at the tail end of June, the brand new dog park is a way for Fido to let off steam before a shopping spree in one of the mall’s pet-friendly stores. Dog Park at Hamilton Town Center is equipped with a water fountain, hill climb, agility bone, training platform, tunnel house and climbing boulders. After a game of fetch, treat your pooch to a snack at Three Dog Bakery.

Bennington Dog Park

Bennington, VT
“You gonna take this leash off or what?” Photo by Facebook.com/benningtondogpark

Officially opened on June 26, Bennington Dog Park is a fenced space located in Willow Park in Bennington, VT. After an on-leash trip to the Bennington Battle Monument, one of the region’s most popular attractions, you can let your dog off-leash at this cool new dog park. The shady half-acre spot is perfect for running wild on sunny days and meeting other pups.

Do you know any new pet-friendly attractions opening this month? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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