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Dog Areas in Oak Brook

7 Parks
3 Trails
4 Eateries

Oak Brook, IL is nestled about 20 miles off the coast, acting as a suburb of the major city of Chicago. The town takes up about 8 square miles of land, and is home to almost 8,000 residents. Although small, Oak Brook has been a great place to flock for avid dog lovers since 1958.

Although a suburb, a lot of the town's space is taken up by woods. One patch of woods is called Fullersburg Woods and hosts over 6 miles of dog-friendly trails. What makes this place even better for pups, is the abundance of benches, trash bins, water fountains and a clean-up station at the visitor center for the dogs. Dogs are allowed throughout the park, but as long as they remain on a leash and owners must clean up after their dogs.

After a good run or walk, head over to Stir Crazy Cafe, a dog-friendly venue with outdoor seating for you and Fido. With comfortable seating and free water for your dog, you can also enjoy their pan-Asian course.

These aren't the only options to be found around Oak Brook, and with 2 veterinarian clinics in town, what kind of dog lover wouldn't love Oak Bark, Illinois? 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oak Brook

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 991/sq mi

    #1 Yorkshire Woods


    Yorkshire Woods is a small neighborhood on the east side of Oak Brook and known for its access to York Woods County Forest Preserve. With 71 acres of land, the preserve has many trails for dogs to venture through. As long as dogs remain on a leash, they can enjoy the 1-mile trail that spans through the preserve. Although the park does have trash cans, owners will have to bring water and clean-up bags for their dog and make sure to clean up after them. The woods also have plenty of benches for when you or your pooch needs a rest.

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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,022/sq mi

    #2 Village Center


    The Village Center neighborhood is in the center of Oak Brook, which is home to Central Park and The Oak Brook Park District. These two large parks have a combined 150 acres of land made up of open fields, paths and recreational areas for children. A lot of this area is dog-friendly. Dogs must remain on a leash, but it's a fine price to pay to be able to walk in the serene setting, and have the added bonus of having access to clean-up stations, water fountains and shade-covered benches. 
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 801/sq mi

    #3 MIDWEST RD/ 35TH ST

    The gem of Oak Brook for all dog lovers is in this neighborhood, the Mayslake Forest Preserve Dog Park. Residents will need a paid permit to get into the dog park, but once there, they can allow their dog to run off-leash. Owners can choose the large dog area or the small dog area, and have access to benches to sit down while their dog places and socialize. Owners can also access the preserve for free with their dogs and enjoy the quiet trails, but keep their dogs on a leash in this area.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,257/sq mi

    #4 Roosevelt Rd/ Des Plaines Ave

    The Roosevelt Road and Des Paines Street neighborhood is located 8 miles from Oak Brook in Forest Park. Traveling out of town will be made worth it when you head to The Miller Meadow Off-Leash Dog Area. The park has an annual fee of $55, but once paid, offers 7 acres of fenced in area for dogs to run off leash. Water fountains for dogs, clean-up stations and benches and some of the amenities provided by the park. The neighborhood also has a dog-friendly restaurant called R Place. With beautiful outdoor seating and delicious American courses, your dog will be wondering howl you couldn't share with them!
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    Population Density 3,820/sq mi

    #5 Southtown Oak Park


    Southtown Oak Park neighborhood is located in Hinsdale, 7 miles south of Oak Brook. Once you hear about the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park, you'll know exactly why this is such a great place to bring Fido. The fenced-in park is known for its beauty, located on a grassy field with large, shady oak trees all around. Dogs are welcome to run off-leash in this area, and are even allowed to play in the creek that runs through the park. There are clean-up stations and water fountains throughout the park, plus plenty of doggy friends for your Fido to socialize and play!

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