New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: June

Posted by Caitlin Tolliday

Summer is quickly approaching, and that means so is excellent weather for enjoying the outdoors with your pup! You and Fido can sip wine and craft brews at your favorite new dog-friendly hangouts, explore fun new dog parks and splash in a canine water park!

Mutts and Martinis

St. Petersburg, FL
The “pawfect” place to party. Photo by & Martinis On Central

Mutts and Martinis is the place to be for pups and their people in St. Petersburg, FL. This 5,000-square-foot dog water park and play area is guaranteed to be a fun outing for Fido and fellow canines. Pet parents can enjoy a full bar with signature cocktails and refreshments while dogs play off leash and have a blast at Florida’s first doggy splash pad. One dip in their zero-entry pool and your pooch won’t ever want to leave. Luckily, they offer memberships for your four-legged family members, so you can bring them back again and again.

Once your pup has burned off all of his energy for the day, head back to Hyatt Place St Petersburg Downtown for a night of rest and relaxation. Fido will appreciate its convenient location near three different dog-friendly parks all within a two-block radius.

Salt Meadow Park Dog Park

Madison, CT
Photo by The Town of Madison

Fido can have a blast off leash at the recently opened Salt Meadow Park Dog Park in Madison, CT. This beautiful, grassy dog park is on a half-acre complete with native shade trees, and it’s surrounded by a five-foot fence with an extra layer of welded mesh to keep pups safe. The park plans to host events throughout the year including exclusive small dog meet-ups. Leashed dogs can also join you as you explore the larger park's pet-friendly trails through the coastal forest and along an old airport runway.

After running around this fun, new space, you and Fido can rest your heads at this beautiful beachfront cottage nearby.

Gathering Place Brewing Company Wauwatosa Taproom & Patio

Wauwatosa, WI
The perfect patio for relaxing with Fido! Photo by

Gathering Place Brewing Company recently celebrated the grand opening of a dog-friendly patio at their new Wauwatosa Taproom & Patio location in Wauwatosa, WI. Here you can sample a frequent rotation of unique and vibrant craft brews in a relaxing atmosphere, hear live bands and toss some bags in a game of cornhole. If you think you’ve got what it takes you can even join the brewery’s cornhole league. Patrons are welcome to bring food, swing by a visiting food truck, or have grub delivered to the brewery by neighboring restaurants. Just be sure to order enough to share with Fido.

After enjoying wonderful craft beers, you and your pooch can rest up at the nearby (and ultra dog-friendly) Kimpton Journeyman Hotel. Canine guests receive treats, bowls and a bed at check-in, and you both get to enjoy a relaxing stay.

Wareham Dog Park

Wareham, MA
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Just in time for the beautiful summer weather in New England, a new dog park has opened in Wareham, MA. Pups can enjoy time off leash at the new Wareham Dog Park which offers two fully fenced and spacious gravel sections for small and large dogs. Pet parents will appreciate benches on each side, as well as human and canine water stations and pet waste stations. Future additions will include shade trees and agility equipment.

Snuggle up for the night with your tuckered-out furry best friend at this charming waterfront home, complete with a 52-foot deck that overlooks a secluded cove and a private dock.

Old 75 Beer Garden

Richardson, TX
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Leash up your Labrador and head to the recently opened Old 75 Beer Garden in Richardson, TX. This new brewpub offers music, cold beer and great snacks, or what they call “the Holy Trinity of a Texas good time!” Dogs are welcome in the spacious and inviting outdoor beer garden, which offers seating at two outdoor bars, communal tables, an open lawn, private cabanas, and at Adirondack chairs around the fire pit. Once you find a spot to kick back with Fido, browse the expansive selection of drinks which includes craft brews on tap, specialty cocktails and frozen libations. Shade canopies, trees and hydro-mist fans will keep you and your canine comfortable in the Texas heat.

Spend the night snuggled up with your pup at the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Richardson, located just under five miles from your favorite new hangout.

Cork Crush Wine & Beer House

Mesa, AZ
Photo by @corkcrushaz

Leashed pups are welcome on the dog-friendly patio at Cork Crush Wine & Beer House in Mesa, AZ. Sample their extensive wine selection from a wide variety of regions, as well as beer and hard cider. A limited and light food menu is also available and includes charcuterie boards, sweet treats and appetizers. Stop in for Wine Down Wednesdays held each week and enjoy live music and specials on boards and bottles, or celebrate Sunday Funday with Fido and take advantage of mimosa and bubbly bottle specials.

Afterward, you and your pup can sleep off your fun evening at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa.

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

Banner photo by & Martinis On Central.