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Dog Areas in Park Ridge, IL

15 Parks
1 Trail
2 Shops
9 Eateries
3 Groomers

As a northwestern suburb of Chicago, the city of Park Ridge includes 19 parks and a multi-use trail. With a variety of ways for you and your pup to enjoy some outdoor recreation together, this is a pawtastic place to live or visit. There are two veterinary clinics here where you can take your furry friend when they need professional attention.

When you want to get some exercise with your pooch, head to the Des Plaines River Trail. This unpaved, mixed-use pathway stretches over 53 miles through Lake and Cook Counties. Remember to keep Fido on a leash and stay to the right side of the trail to allow bikes to pass.

For another furiffic hiking area, head about 3 miles east to W Harts Road and connect to the North Branch Trail. This paved 20-mile path follows the Chicago River's North Branch through Cook County. Walk or jog through the green spaces on the trail. Your dog can join you on a leash. Make sure to bring water and waste bags.

To treat your four-footed friend to some off-leash play time, head three miles southeast to Norwood Park. There's a 13-acre dog exercise area here that includes water stations, benches, and waste bags. Pups need to be licensed in Chicago and current on vaccinations to use this facility.

The city of Park Ridge is a well-populated area that has several outdoor recreation opportunities for you and your special pal.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Park Ridge, IL

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    Population Density 5,372/sq mi

    #1 Park Ridge Maine Park

    Park Ridge Maine Park is a residential neighborhood located in the northwest part of the city. This area features a few lakes, community parks, and access to a forest preserve. When you want to give your pup some time to play with other four-footed friends, take him to Paws Park on W Oakton Avenue. An annual membership is required, and dogs need to be current on vaccinations to use this park. If you'd rather go for a walk alone with your special pal, head to the Wildwood Nature Center on W Sibley Street. There's a paved walking trail here that allows leashed dogs.
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    Population Density 6,404/sq mi

    #2 Park Ridge Central

    In the Park Ridge Central neighborhood, you'll find a commercial corridor, residential streets, some schools, and a few community parks. You can walk your pooch on the sidewalks past single-family homes in this area. When you want to enjoy some green space with your special pal, head over to Centennial Park located on S Western Avenue. This facility includes open fields and a walking trail that loops around the playground, athletic fields, and a pool. Go for a walk or jog here with your furry friend. Dogs are permitted to join you as long as they're on a leash and you pick up their waste.
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    Population Density 4,843/sq mi

    #3 Southwest Woods

    The neighborhood of Southwest Woods is a largely residential neighborhood that borders the a large forest preserve. This is a puptastic place to go exploring with your pooch. Head over to Dam No. 4 Woods-East and hike through this natural area. There are several trails that you and your canine companion can hike along to get some exercise and fresh air. Pack a lunch and grab a picnic at one of the tables here. Dogs can join you in the preserve as long as you keep them on a leash and you clean up after them. Remember to bring some water with you.
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    Population Density 3,004/sq mi

    #4 Southwest Park

    A densely populated neighborhood, Southwest Park includes residential streets where you and Fido can go for a stroll. If you want to get out in nature, head west to the Forest Preserves of Cook County. South Dee Road cuts through this woodland area. Wander among the trees or along the Des Plaines River with your canine companion here. There's a hiking trail that you and your special pal can use. Dogs are allowed to accompany you in this area provided they're restrained on a leash. This is a pack in, pack out area, so bring waste bags and water with you.
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    Population Density 3,241/sq mi

    #5 Park Ridge - Broadway

    The area around Park Ridge - Broadway is mostly residential with single family homes. In this area, you can take your canine pal for a stroll along neighborhood sidewalks or walk around the perimeter of South Park off W Talcott Road. When you want to explore nature, head to the Chippewa Woods Forest Preserve on South River Road.  This green space includes a fishing lake and picnic area where you and Fido can enjoy a meal and some fresh air.  Dogs are allowed here as long as you keep them on a leash. Remember to bring along water and waste bags to pick up any messes.
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