Pups & Parks: 101 on West Chester Dog Parks

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Let’s continue to explore West Chester PA. We have told you where to shop local in West Chester, where to go out at night and where to get a cup of coffee after you go out. Now let’s talk about where to take man’s best friend. Where to go when you have an active dog and are in the hunt for a great dog park? West Chester Pennsylvania has some fantastic options where you and your pooch are sure to exert some energy. Let’s paw through the options shall we?

 

Robert E Lambert Park

A fenced in dog park located conveniently next to a Wawa this park is always full of pups. The dog park is open from dusk until dawn, expect to see larger amounts of pets between 7am-9pm and 4-6pm. Robert E Lambert has doggie obstacles for your pet to master and an unlimited supply of tennis balls thrown all over the ground. If your dog does not enjoy the close company of other dogs or owners this may not be your best option because it is one of the smaller parks in town.

http://www.wgoshen.org/Departments/Park_Rec/Dogpark.cfm

 

Stroud Preserve

571 acres of farmland with walking trails for you and your canine. The hiking trails offered here range from easy to hard and are effortlessly identifiable by the signage posted throughout the preserve so do not be intimidated by the vastness of this park. Open from sunrise to sunset this place is always a new walk because of all the different routes available. Be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times here because there are horses and riders along some of the trails. A beautiful mix of farmland and woodland  Stroud Preserve is definitely a treat for both pet and owner.

 https://natlands.org/preserves-to-visit/list-of-preserves/stroud-preserve/

 

Lloyd Park

A massive park with creeks and trails throughout, a perfect pick for an active dog and owner. Lloyd Park has water throughout so if your dog is a swimmer or it is a hot summer day this park is ideal. The only downside of this park is that it is not entirely fenced in, so be sure to have an obedient pooch if you are to go here. The best piece of advice for this dog park location is to bring a towel because the fun your dog will have will be apparent in the mud and water all over his or her coat.

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downingtown-Dog-Park-at-Lloyd-Park/154979227904987

 

West Goshen Park

Another local park offered by the township, West Goshen is the epitome of a family park. There are picnic tables, a jungle gym and a paved walking trail.  An on-leash only location this is a nice and easy path for those with mobility issues or someone trying to socialize a new pup. Open all year round, this park even has movie nights where you and your k-9 can snuggle in for a free film.

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Goshen-Community-Park/145475025482442

 

Having these options for you and Fido offers an outlet of energy while enjoying the beauty of West Chester. Rain, snow or sun all these spots provide socialization and exercise. Be sure to follow all park rules and you are sure to have a fantastic time.

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