Although Flossmoor, IL appears to be a dentists' advice, the city isn't as nearly focused on proper dental hygiene as it is with dog-friendly places. The town has three veterinarians and nine parks in total, all of them dog-friendly.
A popular dog destination in the town is Iron Oaks Park, a gorgeous 40 acre destination. Dogs may not go onto the natural trail,s but are allowed any other place within the park on a leash, such as the therapy garden, picnic area, recreation area and open fields. The park provides clean-up bag stations at the entrances of the park and also has benches and water fountains.
The town can also be dog-friendly when it comes to food, especially at the Bistro on Sterling. The restaurant has eight outdoor tables, all dog-friendly and delicious lunch and dinner courses. The menu includes ham and chicken sandwiches, which could be a good option if you want to spoil Fido a bit with some human food.
If you're looking for more than just a trail or a ham sandwich, then you're still in luck, as Flossmoor has plenty of options for you and your furry friend.
If you live in the Heather Hill neighborhood on Flossmoor, you're in luck when it comes to having a place to walk Fido. The community hosts Highland Park, a trail oriented park that's shaded, grassy and just darn right enjoyable to visit. The path is only .2 miles, but travels through a wooded area, and is set aside from the playfields in the park. It has an abundance of benches and a clean-up station at the end of the trail. The park is also down the street from Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, a pizza venue with dog-friendly outdoor seating and a dog's most favorite treat: Pizza crust.
Flossmoor Highlands holds something you wouldn't think would be in a suburb of Chicago: a 585-acre prairie in the Bartel Grasslands. What makes this place so extraordinary for dog lovers is every part is dog-friendly! Dogs must remain on a leash, but can come with you to stroll through the open fields, walk along the mowed path, or climb the mound to get a view of the entire prairie. The park doesn't have amenities like trash bins, water fountains or clean-up stations, so be prepared if you're going to bring Fido!
The Ballantrae neighborhood is nestled right against Heather Hills, and offers the Ballantrae Park. The park features a .4-mile walking trail that dogs are welcome to enjoy as long as they remain on a leash. There;s aso picnic areas with a covered barbeque for a tasty outdoor meal. The park is well kept, and the clean-up stations are kept well stocked. There are water fountains and benches, and even some shaded area for when you and Fido are getting too hot.