Hi! I'm Joelle, and I'm from the west Chicago suburbs. I come from a family and neighborhood that loves dogs! I've been helping friends and family with pet-sitting for as long as I can remember. I often bring my own dog to nearby dog parks so that he can meet new friends, too! Staying physically active is also a huge value of mine, and I'd be so glad to have your dog accompany me on my next walk!
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?
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.
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!