Best Dog Friendly Places in KC

Dog-Friendly Places in Kansas City

When warmer weather is in season, pet parents may find that they aren’t the only ones that want to get out and stretch in the sun. Thankfully, Kansas City’s assortment of parks, public spaces and hotels offer plenty of unique, dog-friendly opportunities for four-legged friends.

Natural Instincts


Catching Up


Soak in sunshine at a variety of local trails and dog parks.

For urbanites, take the Trolley Trail through Brookside and Waldo, a winding, gravel-strewn track that regularly attracts active locals from all walks of life—pets included.


Other popular urban greenspaces include Swope Park, Loose Park just south of the Country Club Plaza and Penn Valley Park, where intrepid explorers will find KC’s iconic Scout sculpture. Meanwhile, Jackson County’s Longview Lake Park stands out as a regional destination perfect for fishing, camping and more.

Several exceptional dog parks are scattered throughout the metro as well, including West Terrace Dog Park in Downtown KC and Waggin’ Trail Off Leash Dog Park in North Kansas City. (Penn Valley Park and Swope Park also feature off-leash dog parks.)


For a change of pace, grab a picnic and post up on the lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a free-to-visit institution full of thousands of works dating back 5,000-plus years. The lawn also features a walk-through maze and the iconic, larger-than-life Shuttlecocks.

Bites and Hangs


Specialty spot Bar K Dog Bar serves as a dog park, restaurant, coffeehouse and bar—a harmonious synthesis designed especially for people and their furry companions.


Need caffeine? Find The Wild Way Coffee, a quirky-cool camper trailer that’s equipped with full-service coffee options, roaming around the metro.


For urban exploration, head to the West Bottoms, where you and your canine will find antique shops and other area gems—all of which are dog-friendly. 

Overnight Stays

Traveling with a furry companion? Several of KC’s most notable properties offer pet-friendly accommodations, including:

21c Museum Hotel

Sleep with Art. The historic Savoy Hotel and Grill building has been transformed into 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City. The 120 guest rooms provide a welcomed sanctuary from the art and activity that fill our galleries.

Crossroads Hotel

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Hotel Indigo - Crossroads

The 81 guest rooms of this historically certified, former home of the KC Costume Company, are embellished by custom fabric headboards and specially commissioned art — including a framed paint brush. The latter is a nod to Jim Leedy who in 1985 opened the first gallery in the Crossroads in what was o...

Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads

Meet me at the Crossroads...the intersection of art and entertainment. Hampton KCDC is located between the Crossroads Arts District and the Power & Light Entertainment District. Steps from the KC Convention Center and a street car stop from hundreds of shops and restaurants, covering two miles a...

Loews Kansas City Hotel

Now open! The Loews Kansas City Hotel showcase 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, signature restaurant, three-meal restaurant, indoor lap pool and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center with a new connector bridge. The hotel is also in w...

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

The Sheraton Kansas City Suites is just steps away from the famous Country Club Plaza, and the Kansas City*s premier entertainment district. The guests can indulge in a little retail therapy, or share a memorable evening with loved ones at the dozens of restaurants and bars on the plaza. The guests ...