Dog walking in Forest Park

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My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful four year old chocolate Lab. I've loved dogs all my life. I frequently volunteer at Chicago Canine Rescue and am certified in pet CPR and first aid.

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I'm Ashley I have a love and passion for dogs. I have always had a dog in my life growing up and I currently own two dogs of my own. I have experience with dogs in a day care setting as well as in my personal life.

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Dog Walking in Forest Park

The village of Forest Park in Cook County takes pride in having a small town atmosphere despite being just ten miles west of downtown Chicago. This area includes five pocket parks, a dog park, and a multi-purpose recreational facility. When you're seeking professional care for your pooch, you can find a veterinarian in River Forest, just north of the village limits.

Treat your pup to some fresh air and open space in Callahan Grove, located south of town in the city of North Riverside. There's a field and some wooded areas beside the Des Plaines River here. Dogs on a leash may join you in the facility as long as you clean up after them. 

If you want to go for an extended hike or jog with your canine companion, drive about four miles west to pick up the Salt Creek Trail. This trail extends from Busse Woods to the Brookfield Zoo. Explore nature with your special pal as you follow the pathway through area forest preserves.

Another furiffic natural area for you and your furry friend to investigate is G.A.R. Woods off Harlem Avenue in River Forest. This facility is just 1.4 miles northwest of Forest Park. Leashed dogs are allowed to accompany you here as long as you clean up any messes they leave behind.

Forest Park is a quiet community that offers a range of outdoor recreational activities that dogs and their owners can enjoy together.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Forest Park

Forest Park

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,799 per sq. mi.

Forest Park

48

The downtown area of Forest Park includes a commercial main street and a residential area. Here, you can take your furry pal for a stroll along the sidewalks in your neighborhood. When you're looking for a way to treat your pup to some time to play and socialization with other canines, head to the Forest Park Dog Park on Lehmer Street. This small facility has benches, shade trees, and a water fountain. There's also a receptacle where you can dispose of any waste here. You'll need a annual permit to use the dog park. Dogs must be licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Park District

36
Population Density
4,942 per sq. mi.

Park District

36

The Park District of Forest Park includes an extensive recreational facility, residential streets, and a middle school. There are lovely tree-lined streets where you and Fido can go for a walk together in this neighborhood. If you'd like to enjoy a jog or stroll in a park setting, take Fido to the Park District Park off Hannah Street. This large complex includes an aquatic center, tennis courts, athletic fields, and some open lawn space. There's a paved walkway that winds throughout the facility. Dogs are permitted to accompany you in this facility provided they're on a leash and you clean up their messes.

Southtown Oak Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,018 per sq. mi.

Southtown Oak Park

24

The Southtown Oak Park neighborhood is a residential area with tree-lined roads. You can walk with your pooch past homes and apartments in this community. Just across the border in Oak Park, there's a pawesome little park where you and Fido can get some exercise and fresh air. Maple Park includes open meadow areas, a walking trail, and an off-leash dog park. Take your leashed pup for a stroll here, or share a picnic with him in the park. If you want use the dog exercise area, you can obtain an electronic pass for an annual fee. Dogs need to be licensed and current on vaccinations.

Roosevelt Rd/Des Plaines Ave

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
12,294 per sq. mi.

Roosevelt Rd/Des Plaines Ave

12

The Roosevelt Rd/Des Plaines neighborhood includes a shopping mall, two cemeteries, and some residential streets. Take your four-footed friend for a quiet walk around the block in this area. When you want to get some fresh air, head west across the Des Plaines River to Miller Meadow on 1st Avenue. This undeveloped facility includes open fields, walking trails, and a three-acre off-leash dog area. To use the leash-free facility, you'll need to purchase an annual permit that's good for all three Cook County Forest Preserve dog parks. Make sure you bring water and waste bags with you when you come here.

Roosevelt/Elgin

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Population Density
10,177 per sq. mi.

Roosevelt/Elgin

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Roosevelt/Elgin is a mixed zoning area that includes an industrial complex, a commercial area, and some residential streets. Here, you can walk with your pup down the sidewalk in your neighborhood. When you want a change of pace, pack a lunch and head to Schuth's Grove off Cermak Road. This natural area by the Des Plaines River features open fields, shade trees, and a picnic area. Dogs are welcome to join you in this facility, provided you keep them on a leash and under your control. Make sure you bring along some water and waste bags to pick up any droppings.

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