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Dog Friendly Park ~ As It Should Be

Across from where the Trout Hollow Trail starts (or ends) is Beautiful Joe Park. The Big Red Chair... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen S
Vienna, Ohio
Sentimental place!

Small park by the river but any dog lover has to visit! The many plaques and statues are dedicated... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Erin B
Sarnia, Canada
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162 Edwin Street, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Beautiful Joe Park is a hidden treasure nestled beside the Big Head River, on Edwin Street West, in Meaford. This is not just any old park! It's dedicated to a very special dog actually named Beautiful Joe. There is a monument with a statue of...More

3  Thank Libby2507
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across from where the Trout Hollow Trail starts (or ends) is Beautiful Joe Park. The Big Red Chair and the number of info spots keep the park an active place all day long. Being riverside is extremely nice as well. We saw signs saying dogs...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Small park by the river but any dog lover has to visit! The many plaques and statues are dedicated to dogs and the human animal bond. As a veterinarian and dog owner I got very sentimental thinking of my own dogs I’ve lost and those...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Nice little park that gives a bit of history about Beautiful Joe. Well kept, few nice little trails and access to the river.

Thank Remington1234
Reviewed May 22, 2018

It's a beautiful park with a lovely statue of beautiful joe, as well as info plaques and gardens. However, people seem to think it is an off leash park, which it is not (there is another off leash park in Meaford with a similiar name;...More

Thank 920shinyray
Reviewed January 4, 2018

The park was commemorate to Beautiful Joe the dog from a popular novel. There are some basic short trails by the river, a gazebo, and a statue, not much else. In the winter the kids love the tobogganing hill.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Recently strolled through Beautiful Joe. I was impressed at the work that has been done to the park and at how well it was being maintained. I grew up nearby and spent a great deal of time playing in the park and the river with...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed December 15, 2017

This tranquil 8.5 acre park truly is a gem, bounded by the Bighead River. Beautiful Joe Park is named after a real dog who is buried in the park AND he is part of Canadian history! "Beautiful Joe" was a children's book written in 1893...More

Thank New2Meaford
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a lovely, well-maintained park just a few minutes' walk from the main drag of Meaford. My partner and I stopped by after lunch as part of our bike trip from Collingwood to Meaford and back. We were both touched by the memorials and...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This park is both beautiful and sad. I love walking amongst all the memorials. This is Avery serene and tranquil park!

Thank nuttyelvis
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I had occasion to visit Beautiful Joe Park recently and was very impressed with the statues, especially the one the the 9-11 dogs. This location is very peaceful beside the river and also very treed. Dogs are welcome and there is an area for their...More

1  Thank Maureen M
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