The City of Oak Park is a small suburb of Detroit. Offering its residents and visitors alike a forward-thinking and friendly environment, Oak Park has something for everyone and every pup! If your pup is ever in need of health care, the Dworkis Dog and Cat Hospital is in the nearby town of Southfield.
On the south side of Oak Park, you and your fur-ever friend can head to Lessenger Park. It covers 7.3 acres and offers open spaces on landscaped grounds for you to roam around and just relax. There is a dedicated picnic area which is perfect to take a lunch to share. How about catching a baseball game on the b-ball field or take the kiddies to the playground? Into basketball? You can shoot some hoops while your pup watches from the sidelines! Take a romp on th soccer field, just be sure to keep your pup leashed in this public park.
If you need a snack or get thirsty, the local Starbucks coffeehouse has six outdoor dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy a drink. Don;t forget to get your good dog a Puppucino!
Head to Oak Park for some city-wide fun with your pawtastic pup!
The Catalpa Oaks neighborhood, in the city of Oak Park, is where you will find Harding Park. This 2-acre area is the perfect place to relax in the open spaces, take a walk, or check out the playground for the kiddies. Or wander over to Tyler Park. Covering 3.7 acres, this spot is the place to be in the winter - it has a perfect sledding hill! Be sure to keep your pup on leash for his safety. Or try Victoria Park's 3.7-acres which has a great playground and sports fields where your pup can run on an extended leash.
The David H. Shepherd Park in the Marlow Street neighborhood is the area’s largest park, boasting over 56 acres! It has something for everyone and their pup! There are BBQ grills to flip some burgers, sports courts and fields, and 7 tennis courts. It is the place to take your fur-ever friend for a nice walk on their dedicated nature path and separate hiking trails. In the winter, grab your pup and your sled and head to the hill for some great sledding. This park offers indoor restrooms, but be sure to keep Fido on leash throughout.
This Oak Park neighborhood offers dog-loving residents and visitors Best Park! Perfect for a walk, this small 3.7-acre park offers woofderful green space for your pup to explore. There is a large playground to keep the kiddies busy, and two tennis courts where you can watch a match in action! It is advised to keep your pawtastic pup on leash throughout this park, and bring plenty of water and mutt mitts to keep this park looking its best! The park is behind an elementary school, so if you have a shy pup, best to visit before or after school gets out.
Jackson Park, in the Oak Park Boulevard neighborhood, in the city of Oak Park, is a small park, just 5.3 acres in size, but has a nice baseball field where your fur-ever friend can stretch his legs on an extended leash in the nice grassy areas. Or you can catch a game on the weekends! There is also a playground for the kiddies where you can relax with your pawtastic pup in the adjoining open space. Bring plenty of water and be sure to clean up after your pup with your own mutt mitts. There is a restroom on site.
The Oak Park City Center neighborhood, in the city of Oak Park, offers Dewey Park to those who want to enjoy some outdoor time. This 6.7-acre park has a swing set and a play structure for children to play, and a baseball field just perfect for your pup to roam on his long leash. If you like basketball, you will find 4 courts at Dewey Park, including one just perfectly sized for the kiddies! Be sure to keep your fur-ever friend on a leash throughout this park. Bring clean up bags, plenty of water, and a picnic lunch to make a day of it!