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The Cities That Have the Most Dog Parks

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Dog parks are one of the most sought-after amenities for major cities, according to The Trust for Public Land. They are a place for our best friends to hang with their buds, get some much-needed exercise and have a major sniff session for mental stimulation.

So what cities have the most dog parks for our four-legged friend? Well, it depends.

Related: 2018’s Most Dog-Friendly Cities and States in the USA

New York City comes in first place for the most dog parks (145), but when you think about how many people live in the city, the Big Apple doesn’t make rank high. The city that comes in first place when TK per capita is in fact Boise, Idaho. While it may seem surprising to many dog parents, the city has 5.7 dog parks per 100,000 people (as opposed to New York City’s approximate 1.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents). Second place is Portland, Ore., followed by Henderson, Nev.

Overall, there are 810 off-leash dog parks in the country’s largest cities, according to The Trust for Public Land. Since 2009, when the organization started tracking dog parks, there has been a 74 percent increase in dog parks.

Related: This Year’s Top 10 Dog-Friendly States in America

Here is the top 10 in order. If you want to see the full ranking, head over to  The Trust for Public Land’s list.

  1. Boise, Idaho:13 dog parks with 5.7 parks for every 100,000 residents
  2. Portland, Oregon:35 dog parks with 5.4 parks for every 100,000 residents
  3. Henderson, Nevada:15 dogs parks with 5.0 parks for every 100,000 residents
  4. Norfolk, Virginia:12 dog parks with 4.8 parks for every 100,000 residents
  5. San Francisco, California:35 dog parks with 4 parks for every 100,000 residents
  6. Tampa, Florida (tie):15 dog parks with 4 parks for every 100,000 residents
  7. Las Vegas, Nevada: 25 dog parks with 3.9 parks for every 100,000 residents
  8.  Madison, Wisconsin (tie):10 dog parks with 3.9 parks for every 100,000 residents
  9. Oakland, California :16 dog parks with 3.7 parks for every 100,000 residents
  10. Arlington, Virginia: 8 dog parks with 3.5 parks for every 100,000 residents

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Andrea Huspeni

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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