Spokane Valley's first dog park is now open at the northwest corner of Mission and Bowdish. Located at the east end of Valley Mission Park, the facility provides dogs and their human companions a place to stretch their legs and socialize with other dogs and people.
Although it's described as a "pocket" dog park due to its relatively small size, the Valley Mission Dog Park offers plenty of space and amenities. A shaded main entryway flanked by two gates leads to separately fenced areas.
One area is for small dogs of 30 pounds or less, and the second is for larger dogs over 30 pounds. Each area has its own foot-activated dog watering station as well as a picnic table where visitors can relax while their dogs play. Plastic bag dispensers and disposal containers make it easy to clean up after pets as required by park rules. To help ensure the safety and enjoyment of dog park users, there are a few other rules posted at the entrance to the dog park.
Here are a few to know before you go:
- Park hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
- Dogs and children must be accompanied by an adult; dog handlers must be at least 16 years old.
- Dogs must be at least four months old, licensed and vaccinated.
- Dogs must be leashed when entering or leaving the dog park and handlers must carry the leash at all times while in the park.
Plenty of parking for the dog park is available at either of the two parking lots that serve Valley Mission Park.