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Where Can I Walk My Dog In Muncie?

Are you new to Muncie or are you wondering, “Where Can I Walk My Dog In Muncie?” Read on because we’ve highlighted some of the most popular spots here and some close places that are worth checking out.

Popular for roller blading, biking, hiking and dog walking is Cardinal Greenway. This converted railroad track is hugely popular in the warmer months. White River Greenway and Cardinal Greenway are definitely places you should walk your dog.

Muncie is home to numerous city parks that are all dog-friendly.

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Muncie Dog Parks

People that know what I do for a living often ask me, “Where I can walk my dog in Muncie?” and I tell them many place but first, check out one of our 3 dog parks.

To access these you’ll need to purchase a guest pass from either Boyce Animal Hospital, Care Animal Hospital or Muncie Animal Shelter.

Passes for Emerson and Heekin Dog Parks costs $25/year. ARF Bark Park has their own individual passes which can be bought at Boyce Animal Hospital.

The two city dog parks are:

  1. Emerson Dog Park, 1805 W. Ashland Ave., on the campus of Ball State University; and
  2. Heekin Dog Park, corner of E. Memorial Dr. and S. Hackley St.

ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) is located here ARF Bark Park, 1209 W. Riggin Rd., located next to ARF.

Where Can I Walk My Dog On Ball State Campus?


From the large shaded area between Lucina Hall and Ball State Museum of Art, to the bell tower and practically everywhere on campus, Ball State is an awesome place to walk your dog. The campus is clean, sidewalks are nice, paved and wide.

There are several restaurants (Subway, The Cup and Brothers) complete with outdoor patios where you can grab a drink and take a nice break. Parking is pretty easy. There’s two centrally located parking garages near McKinley and Riverside plus meter parking.

One caution: There’s a lot of construction going on right now on Ball State campus so I recommend driving through first just to get an idea of where you should avoid taking your dog. But it’s still a nice place to go walk just be alert for construction traffic.

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The Grand Opening Of Emerson Dog Park

Where Can I Walk My Dog In Downtown Muncie?

Where can I walk my dog in Muncie, specifically downtown? Muncie’s historic downtown is a safe, clean and again, a great place to walk your dog. You can park down by Central High School and walk down Walnut Street.

Canan Commons at the south end of Walnut and The Arc is opposite. With a large green space, Canan Commons is awesome to bring your dog and a long lead. Play Frisbee or other dog-friendly game, just be sure to keep an eye on your dog and be responsible because it is open to the public. And bring doggy poo bags! There aren’t stations so you’re on your own for that 🙂

Where Can I Walk My Dog In Muncie And Grab A Beer Or Other Cold Beverage?

Hands down, go to the Heorot (voted BEST beer bar in 2014). Your dog is welcome to sit with you on the patio and even go inside. The Fickle Peach is another option. Catch Live music and local sip a cold one. You might call ahead and check their calendar. Both of these establishments do have outside entertainment come in periodically.

Walk Your Dog At Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown

Ready to get out of town and explore a little? Drive west on highway 32 towards Yorktown and you’ll arrive at Morrows Meadow. This beautiful park is right along the river and it has an updated trail and a large expanse of green and greenspace. This is a common place to get dropped of for canoeing and various outdoor events. There’s a covered pavilion and plenty of space for a picnic. Yorktown Pizza King is right around the corner in case you want to grab a pizza and take home!

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Take Your Dog For A Walk Along An Old Country Road

Where Can I Walk My Dog Near Water?

Ready to be around some water?

Although it’s not the ocean we do have Prairie Creek Reservoir just 5 short miles from southeast Muncie. This place is great place for dog lovers because there are plenty of places to just park your car and walk.

Things to do at the Reservoir include: camping, boating, swimming, dirt biking and horse riding. If you’re interested in doing any of these things check out their website for specifics. Prairie Creek has lots of playgrounds and camping.

There’s also Mansfield Park, just off of E. 18th Street on the southeast side of Muncie.

Mansfield Park has a good size pond, an awesome playground, great fishing spots, tennis courts, baseball diamond and it’s right along the Cardinal Greenway so you can walk there easily.

And Muncie has White River…and the trail runs along it so it’s a wonderful place to walk. You’ll go through city parks like Westside Park and McCullough and you’ll walk down Minnetrista Blvd and see the Ball Mansions, plus the river along Wheeling Ave.

We Want to Hear From You…Do You Have Any Great Dog Walking Spots?

Muncie is a great place to live, play, work and…walk dogs! If you have a Muncie location you’d like to see added to this article, please send a message and we’ll include it in another article or do a feature for that specific location.

Our pet sitters and dog walkers here at sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC would like to encourage you to get out there and enjoy time with your dog.

If you ever need pet care or dog walking needs, please contact us, we’d love to talk to you. We also offer poop scooping services!

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