New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: June 2022

Posted by Billy Francis

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s prime time for you and Fido to get outside and try new things together. Grab a cold beer and make friends with fellow “pawtrons” at a new dog park and beer garden, dig into a feast at a dog-themed drive-in, and meet an affectionate brewery pup at these June openings that are sure to leave you both with a sunny disposition.

“The hottest new band in Tennessee.” Photo by Facebook.com/TheBarkKnoxville

The Bark in Knoxville brings dogs, beer and good times together in one place. The city’s first dog park and beer garden has three different play areas for pups to enjoy: The Foothills, a smaller space for dogs up to 35 pounds; The Sugarlands, a larger indoor play area for canines of all sizes; and The Camp, an outdoor area with a foam machine and sprinkler to cool off on hot summer days. While pups play off-leash, owners can head outside to the beer garden to grab a local craft brew. Terriers on tour can purchase a daily pass for $12 and regulars can become members for $50 a month. The Bark also offers training sessions and daycare.

When your pup is dog-tired after playing at The Bark, he’s welcome to stay at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University. Four-legged guests of all sizes receive a treat at check-in.

Tyger Run Dog Park

Spartanburg, SC
“It’s here…it’s finally here!” Photo by Facebook.com/TygerRiverPark

Tyger River Park in Spartanburg now welcomes Sparkle City canines to play at the new, Tyger Run Dog Park. The off-leash area covers an acre and a half and is divided into sections for small and large dogs. Inside the fence, grassy patches make a great location for fetch competitions, and benches underneath shady trees are a cool place to watch. Pups and their owners can rehydrate at the water stations which include a place to refill bottles.

If Fido is ready to lie down, escort him back to Comfort Suites at WestGate Mall. This affordable hotel has a grassy relief area outside for him to use before bed.

Roses by the Stairs Brewing

Phoenix, AZ
“I’ll take one lift. Your ride. Best trip.” Photo by Facebook.com/rosesbythestairsbrewing

Named after the hit Blink 182 record, Roses By the Stairs Brewing in downtown Phoenix invites pop punks to mosh with their mutt. Specializing in sours and naturally fermented ales, this newly-opened, farmhouse-inspired brewery will make sure you and your pooch get all the small things and more. Beers on tap utilize local and seasonal ingredients to create a wide range of styles, including a mulberry sour, a farmhouse ale, a saison, and a hazy IPA. April, the brewery dog, will give your pooch a tour around the pet-friendly brewery and spacious patio.

Tahlequah Tails Dog Park

Tahlequah, OK
“Open for business!” Photo by Facebook.com/tahlequahareachamber

Tahlequah Tails Dog Park is The Sooner State’s latest place for pups to play. Divided into two sections, small and large canines can run safe and free in their own space. Samoyeds will be smiling in no time when they see tunnels to crawl through and a giant fire hydrant inside the large dog section of the park. Humans can enjoy the show from benches inside the fenced space. After a game of fetch, hot dogs can cool off with a refreshing drink at the water station.

Chill out on your own private deck at The Hideaway nearby. This adorable loft has hardwood floors for easy cleanup and a cozy fireplace to curl up in front of.

Doodle Drive-In

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Bring your dog along to eat on the “pawtio.” Photo by Facebook.com/DoodleDriveIn

Dedicated to the owner’s love of doodle dogs, Doodle Drive-In in Cuyahoga Falls is officially open for business, along with the astroturf pet-friendly “pawtio” outside. Promising “good food, good times and best friends,” this dog-friendly drive-in caters to canines and humans. Dig into your own juicy hamburger and order something for your pooch, too. The dog menu includes Pup-O-Fluff ice cream, Doodle Chips made with peanut butter, and the Hangry Husky made with diced chicken breast and arugula.

Take a doggy bag back to your room at Staybridge Suites Akron Stow Cuyahoga Falls. This pet-friendly hotel has a grassy relief area outside and comfortable rooms for pet owners.

Dali’s Dog Park

Rowland Heights, CA
A picnic spot for you and your best friend. Photo by Peter F Schabarum Regional County Park

Located at Peter F. Schabarum Regional County Park, Dali’s Dog Park in Rowland Heights is open this month after four years of planning and more than a million dollars invested. Named after a local leader's precious pooch, this manicured 0.75-area park has two separate sections with water stations, covered seating and benches. Before you head off, take Fido for a leashed stroll around the rest of the park’s 75 acres.

Reserve a stay at this light and airy home nearby. While you take a dip in the pool to cool off, your pup can lounge in the fenced backyard.

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 Facebook.com/TheBarkKnoxville.