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Dog Areas in Calumet City

8 Parks
1 Trail
11 Shops
2 Eateries
4 Groomers

Calumet City is a suburban area that is 20 miles south of Chicago, and 7 miles from Lake Michigan. The central landmark of the town is The Smiley Towers, which portrays two massive water towers painted like the "Have a Nice Day" smiley faces. You and Fido will be having a nice day, once you discover the number of open forests, designated dog-friendly parks, and 2 animal hospitals located in this fun puptown!

The largest natural area in the city is the Sand Ridge Nature Preserve, which is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The preserve has 235 acres of different habitats, including woodlands, dunes, prairies, and oak savannas. There are easy-to-use trails, ranging from 1/4-mile to 2 miles. The area is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and even offers a recreational area with open fields, a picnic area, water fountains, clean-up stations, and restrooms.

The Burnham Greenway is a pretty walking trail that starts in the city and is dog-friendly. The area is made from asphalt, with grassy areas along the route, benches, and trash bins. The trail extends over 5.3 miles north into Chicago and requires pups to be on a leash.

Calumet City has all the charms of a small town, and continues to expand on its parks and trails every day.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Calumet City

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    Population Density 7,625/sq mi

    #1 South Calumet City

    South Calumet City is a residential neighborhood on the south side of the city. The area is usually pretty quiet, with a serene dog-walking park. The park is called Veterans Park, and is located right along the Little Calumet River. Inside, there are two baseball fields, a playground, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, and fenced-in tennis courts. Dogs can run around on the tennis courts, or run around in the open space around the baseball fields, and have access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Finneran Park is another dog-friendly park in the neighborhood that provides residents with fresh green lawns, paved walkways, and shaded sitting areas. Leashed pups can enjoy a playground, picnic tables, a picnic pavilion, water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,046/sq mi

    #2 Wentworth

    The neighborhood of Wentworth is an upscale residential area near the city's downtown area. Right in the middle of the community is the Wentworth Woods Forest Preserve, which provides a nice private and open space to run around with your pooch. The preserve doesn't require pups to be on a leash, and contains a large open area surrounded by thick trees that offer lots of shade. There's an area for picnicking, paved walkways, and forested trails. Another dog-friendly park known as Memorial Park provides a more developed area to go for a walk with Fido. The area has a lopping paved walkway, fenced-in baseball field, playground, water fountains, and clean-up stations to enjoy. Dogs do need to be on a leash inside Memorial Park.
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    Population Density 7,457/sq mi

    #3 Northwest Calumet City

    Northwest Calumet City has a mixture of residential homes and active shopping centers with busy streets. Despite the lively atmosphere, you can find a peaceful place to walk Fido at Downey Park. The park offers four fenced-in baseball fields, open space to run around in, enclosed tennis courts, a playground, restrooms, and a pavilion. Dogs can run around and play, or take a pleasant stroll on the paved paths offered by the park, with access to clean-up stations, water fountains, and benches. Calumet City Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve is on the north side of the neighborhood, and has a large protected area which offers marshland and prairies. There are natural trails winding through the area that is dog-friendly. Pups do not have to be on a leash inside the area, but you will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,504/sq mi

    #4 Vollbrecht

    The neighborhood of Vollbrecht is in the city of South Holland, just 2 miles south of Calumet City. The area is popular among visitors and residents, thanks to its number of dog-friendly parks. The first is Paarlberg Park, which offers a large open space to run around in. There is plenty of room to play, with features like paved walkways, a playground, water fountains, benches, and two baseball fields. The Thorn Creek Greenway is right across the street, and provides a much greener place to run around with Fido. The preserve is right along Thorn Creek and provides open space, access to the creek for fishing, and shaded sitting areas. Dogs do need to be on a leash inside both parks.
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    Population Density 4,979/sq mi

    #5 Pacesetter

    Pacesetter is a residential neighborhood on the east side of South Holland, a mere 2.3 miles south of Calumet City. There's a sizeable dog-friendly park known as Gouwens Park that provides humans and pups with some great amenities, like open areas, recreational fields, a pond for fishing, and paved walkways. Leashed pups can enjoy plenty of things to do, from running around in the open space or in the fenced-in baseball fields, walking along the .6 miles of paved walkways, or relaxing on the fishing dock or under the picnic pavilion. No matter what you're doing with Fido, you can also find extra features like water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, nighttime lights, and trash bins.
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