New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: July

Posted by Elizabeth Garcia

A park filled with agility obstacles, a full-service bar with a fenced play area, and welcoming patios at some of the hottest watering holes are just a few of the new must-visit attractions for you and Fido this July!

Urban Hound Dog Park & Bar

Lincoln, NE
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Dogs are invited to Urban Hound Dog Park & Bar, “the happiest place in Lincoln” for furry family members. The 4,500-square-foot facility is a place where you and Fido can unleash and unwind together. The dog park features comfortable artificial turf, water fountains and dog pools, and a separate area designated for small or shy pups. Humans can sip a specialty cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage, take advantage of Urban Hound's complimentary WiFi, and shop for apparel in the merchandise store. The purchase of a day pass or a monthly or annual membership is required, and entry permits two dogs for every human.

After a day of play, refuel at local eatery Carmela’s Bistro and book a restful night’s sleep at Candlewood Suites Lincoln.

Oneida Barks & Recreation

Oneida, NY
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The gates are ready to be opened at Oneida Barks & Recreation, a highly-anticipated 22,000-square-foot off-leash dog park equipped with numerous agility obstacles and play structures. Fido can explore one of two separate sections for large and small dogs, each containing a woodchip-filled play area with tunnels, jump hoops, weave poles, ramps and hurdles. Owners can coax their pet over the obstacles or simply watch their pup bound across the park from one of the bone-shaped benches. Dogs can catch their breath under a shady tree, rehydrate at the water fountain, or dart through the grass with new friends.

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Verona is a short drive from Oneida and conveniently located near the pet-friendly patio of Recovery Sports Grill.

The Purina Club at CITYPARK

Lake St Louis, MO
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Pull on Fido’s colorful soccer jersey and head to The Purina Club at CITYPARK to support your favorite major league soccer team. The Purina Club offers four dog-friendly spectator boxes positioned at midfield and each one accommodates a group of four humans and two dogs. Each box has a water bowl and four-legged fans receive a Purina gift bag of toys and treats. A pet relief area is available just outside the Purina Club gate, so your canine will barely miss a kick if nature calls. Reservations for The Purina Club can be made by phone or online, and each dog accompanying you to a game (including Fido’s +1) must be registered.

A trip to St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the country’s tallest monument, and the Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch is just a stone’s throw away from Gateway Arch National Park.

The Taphouse at Retreat 21

Marysville, OH
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Bring Fido to The Taphouse at Retreat 21, a dog-friendly addition to an upscale, 60-acre property and event venue. The winery and cidery has a modern outside seating area that welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs. Spend an afternoon sampling offerings like locally-brewed beers, craft ciders made on site, and a carefully curated cocktail menu.

After accompanying you to Retreat 21, let Fido settle into The Marysville Cottage, a charming property that features a fenced backyard for canine guests.

MUTTS Canine Cantina

Austin, TX
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Packs of excitable pups are ready to descend upon MUTTS Canine Cantina’s newest location in Austin. Awaiting Fido is a 1.6-acre off-leash dog park with an attached bar and grill for their loyal humans. MUTTS Canine Cantina has quite literally raised the bar when it comes to the ultimate dog park experience. The park features separate areas designated for large and small dogs, splash pads, party cabanas, and a dog wash with both automatic and self-wash functions. To top it all off, there’s a choice of drool-worthy treats including beef broth & peanut butter Pupsicles and Doggie Dogs; a tasty bite-sized beef frank. While your pup explores every corner of the park, sip a refreshing frozen “Barkarita” on the covered patio.

Round off your afternoon by visiting the upscale shopping area, The Domain, and dining at the pet-friendly eatery, Velvet Taco. La Quinta by Wyndham Austin NW Lakeline Mall is the perfect place for Fido to put his paws up.

Blue Ridge Adventure Dog

Blue Ridge, GA
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Sip, socialize and play during a visit to Blue Ridge Adventure Dog. This newly-opened dog park and bar offers beer, wine and snacks for humans, and treats and toys for four-legged visitors. There is a large outdoor dog park on the premises with secure fencing, shade structures, bench seating, and a water-filled tub for Fido to submerge in. Small or timid pups can enjoy a separate space exclusively for them. Blue Ridge Adventure Dog welcomes everyone to enjoy the patio, even if you don't have a dog.

Within walking distance is Blue Ridge Cottage, where Fido can cuddle up in front of the fireplace, sprawl out on the deck, or run laps around the fenced yard.

Fabled Brew Works

Erlanger, KY
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Fabled Brew Works has a new pet-friendly patio to check out with your canine companion. Quench your thirst with a pint of Misty Mountain IPA or Chupacabra Mexican Lager while Fido relaxes at an umbrella-shaded table. Founded by a group of friends with a passion for beer, mead, and the extraordinary, Fabled Brew Works draws locals and visitors who want to sample unique, imaginative brews. Bar snacks are sold inside the taproom and food trucks are on site regularly. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own food.

After sipping a beer among new friends, settle into a dog-friendly room at Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Airport.

Friendship Brewing Co. - Flint Hill

Wentzville, MO
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Meet fellow beer enthusiasts and local canines at Friendship Brewing Co. - Flint Hill, an establishment inspired by “old friends, new friends, and brew friends”. Following the success of the downtown brewery, the Flint Hill taproom- nicknamed "Friendship Fli-Hi"- invites its first patrons, and “paw”trons, to relax with a beverage on the dog-friendly patio. Sample a pint of Rosie Goat Doppelbock, Berry Friendly Blonde Ale, Apricot Wheat German Hefeweizen and seasonal offerings such as Celtic Blood Irish Red Ale. The FliHi Kitchen also serves tasty bites that pair perfectly with craft beer, if you get hungry.

Friendship Brewing Co. - Flint Hill is a short drive from Holiday Inn Express and Suites Wentzville St Louis West. Once Fido has recharged, track down four-legged friends at Quail Ridge Dog Park.

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

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