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Dog Areas in Harwood Heights

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A village in Cook County, Illinois, Harwood Heights is a dreamy little town located just a hop and a skip away from the wonderful chaos that is Chicago. A hidden gem in the midst of Illinois, Harwood Heights is a pawsitively perfect place to bring your pup to play. 

Those who don’t want the busy day that comes along with a day trip to Chicago make use of the fantastic Norwood Dog Park, located north of Harwood Heights. The dog park is a large and fenced off area that expands across the main park. There’s plenty of space for your rover to roam, and plenty of shade trees for you to have a relaxing seat under. Bring along some goodies, like treats and toys, and you’re pawsitively prepped to have a great day with your pup! Don’t forget the little necessities like fresh drinking water, as well as waste bags for doggy’s mess. Maybe even bring along a yummy lunch from one of the local restaurants, and have yourself a regular puppy picnic. 

With such a relaxing atmosphere, it’s easy to see why people would choose to make their homes in Harwood Heights, and visitors are sure to fall head over paws for the village as well!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Harwood Heights

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    Population Density 10,362/sq mi

    #1 East Harwood Heights

    Make your way east to East Harwood Heights, and you’ll find yourself at the prime location for some good greasy grub. Known for their fast food style fare, Jay’s Beef is the perfect place to take your dog if you’re craving one of the best burgers you’ll ever taste. Your pup can relax with you at one of four outdoor tables, but be sure to bring plenty of water and a collapsible water bowl for your pup pal. While you’re at it, throw in some of those liver flavored treats your precious pup loves so much! They’ll be salivating too.
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    Population Density 11,898/sq mi

    #2 North Long Avenue

    A ways south from Harwood Heights, you will find yourself nearing North Long Avenue. This little area is renowned for the beautiful Chopin Dog Park, where your leashed canine is welcome to join you for all the scenic views. Beautiful is an understatement for this park, and your pup will think it’s pawsitively perfect! Bring along some waste bags and some fresh drinking water for the both of you, and have a good old time socializing and meeting great new friends -- pup pals and people pals alike! Your stud will be the star of the show and is sure to receive plenty of pats.
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    Population Density 27,553/sq mi

    #3 Albany Park

    Spend some time near enough to the big city, and you’ll want to explore Chicago proper. There’s no better way to kick off your doggy day trip than enjoying a day at River Park Dog Park near the neighborhood of Albany Park. Your pup pal can have a blast in this fenced in area, just next to the swimming pool. You and Fido can watch the park visitors make a splash, though your pup is probably more interested in tennis balls than cannonballs. With this in mind, bring your pal some playthings, and plenty of their favorite treats.
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    Population Density 20,283/sq mi

    #4 West Ridge

    Another way to enjoy the sights is to make your way to West Ridge, home to the well-maintained and beautiful Warren Park. While not a dog park, your canine companion is still welcome to join you as long as they remain on a leash! This shouldn’t stop a pawfectly good time, as your pup is sure to enjoy walkies at their master’s side. Best for canines who are good with crowds, Warren Park has plenty of shaded seating areas, and you’ll have a grrreat time making your way across the gentle grassy slopes of this pristine and refreshing park.
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    Population Density 87,453/sq mi

    #5 Wicker Park

    Finally, to fully immerse yourself in the local sights and sounds, make your way to Wicker Park in the heart of Chicago. Inside the main park, you’ll be greeted by a number of humans and hounds exploring the fenced-in Wicker Park Dog Park within. This park is usually pretty crowded with locals, so use this to your advantage and help your shy pup socialize. You’re sure to meet some friendly individuals, and your dog is sure to enjoy greeting some new friends -- of course, only with the most formal butt sniffing. Just bring some water and waste bags and you’re sure to be set!
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