The flat city of Galesburg is surrounded by rolling fields and old farmlands, with lakes to the north and south. The city is also known as G-burg or The Burg, and has a 496-acre area that is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Galesburg Historic District. Much like the district, the city has a great walking score and allows dogs in multiple places of the city, including parks and trails. And with three veterinarians in town, your pup can feel safe on his adventures.
The talk of the town for dog-walking is the Connie Nott Canine Area, which is a huge open field that's completely fenced off. The area has 2 acres of open grassy fields, with separate sections for small and large dogs, with a third section for extra space, water fountains, scattered trees with shade, benches, clean-up stations, and double-gated entrances. The dog park is inside the larger park of Inbinder Park, a small but pretty park with a paved walking trail and forested pond for fishing. Outside of the canine area, dogs must remain on a leash.
Lake Storey Park is the largest park in the city, with over 80 acres that surround Lake Story, 3 miles of paved walkways, a boat launch, fishing pier, and a recreational area. The recreational area has baseball diamonds, a soccer field, picnic areas, water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations for pooches.
Galesburg is home to a lot of pups and remains one of the friendliest places in the area for dogs and humans.