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Dog Areas in Wilmington, DE

5 Parks
1 Trail
2 Shops
38 Eateries
1 Groomer
With a population over 70,000, Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware. The city sits between two rivers and has a rich history, including being the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. By many, Wilmington is also considered the corporate capital of the world as it is home to more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. The city also has over 55-acres of beautiful parklands that are perfect for exploring with your canine companions while you both get some exercise and enjoy the sights! There are several veterinarians in Wilmington to accommodate the growing pet population, and you will find even more veterinary offices in the surrounding townships.

Whether you live in Wilmington or are just visiting, you must check out Timothy's Riverfront Grill. This popular restaurant welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio where you'll enjoy delicious food and excellent views of the Christina River. Four-legged guests of Timothy's will be even treated to a bowl of fresh water. Timothy's Riverfront Grill serves up dishes like quesadillas and fish tacos, and guests love their large portion sizes. Wilmington is a diverse city with an exciting energy and there's always plenty to do with your pet!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wilmington, DE

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 3,837/sq mi

    #1 Brandywine Village

    Brandywine Village is a historic district in Wilmington that was first developed in the late 18th century. There are several notable buildings in the area as well as the Talley Day Bark Park. This dog park has separate sections for big and small dogs, as well as several walking paths. The park has a handy double-gated entry system to ensure dogs can't escape the park's boundaries. Talley Day Bark Park also has benches, water fountains, and water bowls. The park is very large which means both you and your pet are sure to get some good exercise in during your visit!
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 7,929/sq mi

    #2 Highlands

    The Highlands is a quiet, clean neighborhood with a variety of homes, including apartments and single family dwellings. You'll also find the Carousel Farm Off-Leash area in the Highlands, and you and your dog won't want to miss it! This large park isn't fenced, so if Fido isn't a good listener, you will want to keep him on a leash here. Carousel Farm has a pond that dogs love to cool off in on hot days, and the area is situated on a big hill that dogs enjoy tiring themselves out on as they race up and down.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 14,649/sq mi

    #3 Triangle

    An area of Saint Cloud known as "The Triangle" is another neighborhood in the city great for dog owners to live. The Brandywine Park Off-Leash Area is also in The Triangle, and both you and your pet will enjoy exploring this beautiful area. Dogs are allowed off-leash here, but the area isn't fenced so if your dog doesn't have excellent recall skills, it is best enjoyed with a leashed dog. This park is a popular place for picnics, sporting events, and other family activities like hiking and biking -- it truly has something to offer everyone, including dogs!
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 7,268/sq mi

    #4 Loma

    The Loma, or Lower Market area of Wilmington, is popular with young creatives who live in the city as well as those who commute to Philadelphia regularly as it is just walking distance to the train station. Banning Park is located in Loma, and dog owners and dogs alike love the off-leash area within this park. The Banning Park Dog Park has separate sections for big and small dogs along with water fountains, shade trees, and several trails to explore nearby. Banning Park also has a playground, sports fields, tennis and volleyball courts, along with picnic tables and gathering areas.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 9,203/sq mi

    #5 East Newark

    East Newark is just over a 20-minute drive from Wilmington, and the trip is definitely worth it to visit the James F. Hall Trail with your dog. This trail was once an abandoned rail trail that was converted into part of a network of trails spanning across America. These trails are excellent for walking your dog, jogging, and biking. The James F. Hall Trail is a 1.8-mile trail that has a whole lot packed into it. The path is paved, and along the way, you and Rover will come across playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and three city parks!
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