New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: September 2023

Posted by Kayla Mack

As the leaves begin to change and the air carries a hint of fall, it's the ideal time to explore new horizons with your furry companion. This month, we're thrilled to introduce you to the latest pet-friendly attractions – from dog parks for boundless fun to charming wineries and breweries that roll out the welcome mat for you and your four-legged friend.

Southern Area Dog Park

Fort Washington, MD
Zooming ahead to secure our ‘pawsition’ as the speediest pups in the park. Photo by

Unleash excitement at Southern Area Dog Park at Riverfront Park in Fort Washington, MD. This 28,000-square-foot facility offers individual areas for small and large breeds. Features include drinking fountains, toy baskets, waste stations, ADA-compliant self-closing gates and chairs. There are four surface types to cater to your pup, including concrete, artificial turf, lawn and rustic "woodland" areas. Built with environmental site design, it minimizes grading and tree removal, preserving nature's beauty. Dogs and pet parents welcome to your new hangout!

Once your pooch has burned off all his energy for the day, head back to Chic Garage Studio for a night of rest.

Spirit Hound Distillers

Denver, CO
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Discover Spirit Hound Distillers, a dog-friendly taproom that has expanded to its second location in the Highlands of Denver, CO. Bring your furry friend along to enjoy a perfect outing on the patio. Sip on cocktails, whisky, or spirit flights crafted from Rocky Mountain snowmelt, with locally sourced botanicals and raw honey from the neighboring apiary. Your drink of choice will pair well with the tempting assortment of snacks. Cheers to an exceptional experience with your pup!

After embarking on a journey with Fido, unwind in comfort at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver, where water bowls, treats and a comfy bed await for your companion’s relaxation.

Bark Park

Kenai, AK
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The Bark Park in Kenai, AK, is the ultimate haven for canines and their human companions. This fully fenced dog run covers 1.5 acres with separate sections designated for small and large dogs, waste bag stations, benches, and a pavilion. Pups will also have a tail-wagging time trying out the agility obstacles and the wooded area with a path for hide and seek.

Once Fido has explored every corner of the dog park, chow down at the Burger Bus. Afterward, settle in at the Uptown Motel, which is a few minutes away and requires no pet fee.

Flanagan Brothers Bierworks

Kingsport, TN
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Calling all beer-loving dog parents! Discover the “pawfect” spot at Flanagan Brothers Bierworks, an Irish-style brewery in Kingsport, TN. Enjoy a pint of handcrafted excellence while your pup joins you in the beer garden. Live entertainment and yard games make for an epic outing, and with their ever-changing tap options, you'll never get bored! Leash up your best furry friend and head over for a taste of Irish charm and a barking good time.

Spend the night at Meadowview Conference Resort Convention Center, and you’ll have easy access to the pet-friendly Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, the largest city-owned park in Tennessee.

The Black Dog Wine Company Dog Park

Coraopolis, PA
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Your pup is in for a treat at The Black Dog Wine Company Dog Park in Coraopolis, PA. This awesome run offers shade structures, bone-shaped benches, picnic tables, agility equipment and separate sections for dogs of all sizes. After playtime, adventure awaits you and your furry friend. Leash up and explore the surrounding 300 acres inside Moon Park, which contains over three miles of walking and hiking trails.

Stay close to the dog park and all the fun at La Quinta Inn Pittsburgh Airport. Then make your way to the Black Dog Wine Company, the generous sponsor of the park, where your pooch might feel compelled to share abundant thank-you kisses with the staff.

Heron Bluff Tasting Room

Benton City, WA
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Nestled in the heart of Benton City, WA, Heron Bluff Tasting Room offers a picturesque escape for two-and four-legged visitors. This dog-friendly gem boasts breathtaking outdoor seating, surrounded by the grandeur of basalt bluffs and a stunning view of the Yakima River. But that's not all – Heron Bluff is a wine aficionado's dream. Their specialty lies in crafting rich red, estate-grown wines; all nurtured using sustainable vineyard practices. You'll be spoiled for choice with their array of Rhone and Rotie Valley varietals, Italian classics, and Bordeaux favorites. The palette of flavors is as diverse as the surroundings, ensuring something for every wine enthusiast.

Heron Bluff Tasting Room is a short drive from TownePlace Suites Richland Columbia Point. After a restful night, track down furry friends at Paws-abilities Place or explore the various hiking trails surrounding the hotel.

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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