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Dog Areas in Bourbonnais

8 Parks
12 Shops
5 Eateries
6 Groomers

Bourbonnais has an enriched history, having been occupied by different Native American tribes and multiple settlements over the years. Once named for the beauty of the land, today the land is even more wonderful, as it now offers parks, preserves and trails that are waiting to be explored by you and your pup. There's also one veterinarian inside the city, and lots of other places in surrounding areas to take care of your pup. 

The Kankakee River State Park is one of the most popular destinations in the area. The park surrounds both sides of the Kankakee River up to 11 miles, with over 4000 acres of open space and protected land, and 6 miles of trails inside the park. There are spots for fishing, swimming, hiking, or just good ol' fashioned playing for you and your leashed pup. There's plenty of features too, like water fountains, trash bins, clean-up stations, parking, and benches.

The Perry Farm Park is on the southern end of two, with over 170 acres of recreational space with shelters, a living history farm with farm animals, fruit orchard, rose gardens, Native American caves, paved trails, playground, open recreational fields and picnic areas. The options at the farm are limitless, and with so much space, there's plenty of room for your pup to run around and play too! Remember to keep Fido on a leash though! 

For outdoor adventure in the Midwest, Bourbonnais is the place for you!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Bourbonnais

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    Population Density 1,021/sq mi

    #1 Altorf

    Altorf is the southern neighborhood in Bourbonnais, with a large portion of it along the Kankakee River. Some of the area on the river's edge is known as Riverfront Park, an open area field with paved trails, shaded picnic shelters, a gazebo, and a large parking lot. There's also access to the river for fishing and a pawtastic dog-friendly beach. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on a leash, and have access to trash bins, benches, and water fountains. Goselin Park provides dog walkers with another option in the neighborhood to take Fido, with expansive areas to walk and open fields to play with other dogs. Although there are features like benches and trash bins, don't forget to bring water and clean-up bags.
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    Population Density 530/sq mi

    #2 Bourbonnais Village Center

    The Bourbonnais Village Center is usually very busy, with crowded spaces and an active shopping district. Despite this, the neighborhood has two small parks. The Bourbonnais Township Park District is small, but has thick trees that surround the park, providing privacy and shade along the perimeter path, and an open space in the center, giving Fido plenty of room to run around. Amenities include access to trash bins, benches, and a water fountain. Patriot Park has a large area with a playground, a paved sidewalk around that winds around half of the park, and benches that are available to humans and leashed dogs.
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    Population Density 1,510/sq mi

    #3 Heritage Point

    Heritage Point has some of the oldest lands in the city, and nowadays is made up of larger residential homes. The area also provides residents with the dog-friendly Meadows Road Park. The park is 8 acres, and is mostly known for its large open fields, baseball diamond, and playground. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park, but have plenty of room to run, play or just get some exercise without being bothered. There's also access to water fountains and benches here. If you and your pup love some good ol' fashioned chicken, head down to JR's Chicken, a dog-friendly restaurant that serves up different styles of chicken and provides 5 outdoor dog-friendly tables.
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    Population Density 3,991/sq mi

    #4 Breese

    The neighborhood of Breese probably gets its name from the calm breeze and quiet atmosphere that surrounds the community. It really is a great place to walk Fido, heading out to places like Gettysburg Park, an open area with surrounding houses and lots of privacy. The grassy terrain is perfect for Fido to run around and play, with scattered trees for shady spots to relax in, just remember to keep your dog on a leash while there. Up the street is Slater Park, a larger park with trails, a track field, 5 baseball diamonds, and numerous features for you and your leashed pup, like water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
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    Population Density 1,959/sq mi

    #5 West Kankakee

    West Kankakee is a beautiful place to visit for Bourbonnais residents, only 3 miles southeast of the city. With a close distance and beautiful views of the river, visitors will love Bird Park, a riverfront park with 12 acres of land, open fields, shaded trails, and paved walkways. It's also one of the best places to go for a quiet fishing spot, with multiple access points to the river for fishing and canoeing. Additional features of the park include enclosed baseball diamonds, water fountains, nighttime lights, trash bins, a clean-up station at the parking area, and benches.
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