Bolingbrook is a suburban village on the outskirts of Chicago. What began as a small housing development in the 1960’s is now a thriving community. With over three dozen parks and nine trails at their disposal, it’s no wonder that dogs love living in this town!
If you’re looking for a great space to walk your furry friend, head over to the DuPage River Greenway. This 2.5 mile trail runs alongside the East Branch of the DuPage River and passes through woodlands, prairies, and wetlands. Your pooch will enjoy some pupperific scenery while breaking a sweat. Cyclists and joggers also use the trail, so be sure to keep your pup leashed at all times.
As you head west on the River Greenway, there are a couple side trails to follow. Stop by Trout Farm Park and take a lap or two around the ponds. Or head over to the Hidden Oaks Conservation Area and wander through the network of trails. Your pup can learn a thing or two about nature through the interactive exhibits. If your pooch is into the weird and wacky, be sure to check out the full sized Wooly Mammoth sculpted from reclaimed steel.
Whether you like history or just outdoor adventure, Bolingbrook is the hidden gem you and your pup has been waiting for!
If your furry BFF is a fan of parks, a trip to Indian Oaks is a must. Since this neighborhood has three pawsome parks, it’s a great place to do some park hopping. Start your journey at the Indian Boundary Park. This park has ball fields, sport courts, and lots of green space for sniffing. It also connects to the DuPage River Park, a wooded park right on the banks of the river. Liberty Park is also nearby. It’s small in size, but it has enough space for your pal to romp around. Finish your afternoon at Poplar Park where a paved path circles a decent sized pond.
The Community Park is a furrific spot to spend some quality time with your four legged companion. This massive space has ample room for exploring and running around. There are ball fields and sport courts for the two legged athletes. You’ll also find a paved path that circles a large pond. Your pal will love soaking in the sunshine as you make your way around this trail. For a change of scenery, follow the ComEd Greenway either north to the DuPage Greenway, or south to the Remington Sports Complex. Either way, your pup will be one happy hound!
Looking for a new walking route? Leash up your pup and head over to Lily Creek Cache Greenway; you won’t regret it. This large green space sits right on Lily Cache Creek. Although the park is surrounded by houses, the wetland environment will help your dog feel connected to nature. Discover your own route within the network of shrub lined trails, or just follow the path around the park’s perimeter. If your pup needs a break, chill out by the creek or relax under a shade tree. Don’t forget to bring water for your pooch; all that walking will make him one thirsty pup!
Is your pup begging for a walk? Clip on her leash and pay a visit to the Gateway Wetlands. This 42 acre natural space is home to a variety of wildlife. As she walks through the wetlands, your furry friend will have a chance to see birds, local fauna, and aquatic life. The half mile path is comprised of boardwalks, bridges, and pavement. If your pup is on the energetic side, you may need to take a couple laps around the property. After your stroll, stop by the gazebo to catch your breath. Snap a photo with your four legged walking buddy to capture this picturesque setting.
Treat your furry family member to a walk at the Knights of Columbus Park. Your pal can get her four legs moving and groovin’ as she follows the paved path through this park. Known for its woodland and prairie environment, this park is a nice respite from the traffic and noise of the city. Lily Cache Creek and a pond add to the beauty. For a change of scenery, hop over to Rotary Park where a large pond sits in the middle of grassy fields and shade trees. After a couple laps around the park, take a seat on one of the benches and just let the afternoon pass by.