Freeport is a metropolitan city surrounded by farmland and fields along the Pecatonica River. The name came from the free port that was established in the city that brought in trade and visitors from the river. Today, the city is most known as "Pretzel City", which was due to the influx of German residents and abundance of pretzels in the 1850s. You can even find pretzels at a dog-friendly restaurant known as 9 East Coffee.
Krape Park is a major park inside the city, close to the city's center, that offers a large area to play, run around, and enjoy the day out with your pup. The park is cut in half by the Yellow Creek that offers fishing and swimming opportunities, and connected by paved trails to other features like a fenced-in baseball field, enclosed tennis courts, a playground, forested trails, restrooms, water fountains, and benches.
The Friends of Forever Dog Park is the best place to bring Fido, thanks to its enclosed space that allows dogs to play off-leash freely. Not only does the park has acres of rolling hills to play in, but also offers dog-specific amenities such as separate areas for large and small dogs, an agility course, a dog-friendly pool with diving board, and lots of toys! There are benches, water fountains, and clean-up stations available too.
Whether grabbing a delicious pretzel, going out to play, or visiting one of the city's 3 veterinarians, Freeport will give you and Fido the freedom you both need.