National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26, so why not get outside for some exercise and spend some quality time with your dog? The Mansfield OH area has several designated dog parks as well as many multi-use parks that are perfect spots for walking your dog.
Our REALTORS® recommend the following five places in or near Mansfield where you can spend the day enjoying the outdoors and taking your dog for a walk:
- Maize Memorial Dog Park – 3201-3311 Milligan Rd., Ontario OH 44903
Part of Marshall Park, Maize Memorial Dog Park is an ideal place to let your romp off some of their excess energy, and it's conveniently located near Ontario homes for sale. There's plenty of room for you to let your dog play, and they can also navigate some agility course obstacles. You can help your pet cool off by filling some of the available empty jugs at a nearby water fountain and pouring them into the very large water bowl that's provided. And when you both need a break, you'll find some picnic benches under the trees just outside an enclosure, which creates a cool spot to relax.
- Adventure Mountain Dog Boarding and Park – 3411 State Route 309. Galion OH 44833
Treat your pooch to a trip to Adventure Mountain Dog Boarding and Park, just around the corner from Galion homes for sale. For a small daily charge, they'll have plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Dogs can play on a large wooden play gym and a rock climbing-type wall in the 3.5-acre park. They can also play in several small pools or in a pond that includes a beach. If your dog gets dirty, there's even a wash station available so you can clean their paws off before they get back in the car or pay for a more extensive wash. If this becomes a frequent stop for you and your dog, memberships are available that reduce the daily charge even further.
- Gorman Nature Center – 2295 Lexington Ave., Mansfield OH 44907
Take your dog out to enjoy nature at Gorman Nature Center, where you both can explore the area via many different trails near Mansfield homes for sale. You can travel through trails that will lead you through meadows as well as forested areas with plenty of hardwoods for shade. And if you'd like to take a break, you can stop at a picnic table or at the large picnic shelter.
- South Park – 100 Brinkerhoff Ave., Mansfield OH 44906
South Park has walking trails where you and your pooch can spend the day in nature in open areas or wooded areas. Two early American buildings are on the property, which is rich in local history. You'll also be able to see a community garden that's run by volunteers who help teach kids how to raise their own gardens at home. Your dog will obviously need to be under your close control in this area.
- North Lake Park – 268 Rae Ave., Mansfield OH 44903
North Lake Park is a quiet park located adjacent to a paved rail corridor, and it's a great spot to take your dog for a walk (while taking care to keep him or her away from ducks or geese!). A bike trail can be used as a path for a nice dog walk or you can relax and fish in the pond with your dog at your side.
Contact us at Haring Realty to find out more about recreational opportunities and homes for sale in the Mansfield, OH area.