Riverside is a village in Cook County, just west of the city of Chicago. Your pet will love visiting here with you, with plenty of pup-friendly places to eat, parks to play at and woodland areas to explore. There aren’t any vets in town, but there are several close by in neighboring Oak Park, Berwyn, Brookfield and Lyons.
If you are looking for a great feed, head to downtown where you will be spoilt for choice. You can bring your pup and eat at one of the outdoor tables at Ampanadas, Little Bohemian or The Chew Chew.
Looking to immerse yourself in nature? The northern borders of Riverside run through some fantastic woodland areas, where you are welcome to take pooch for an on-lead stroll. The Salt Creek Trail passes through Riverside and into the Twenty Sixth Street Woods. This is a premier attraction for the area, popular with locals for daily exercise and a focal point for tourist visits. You will need to keep you pup leashed, but you are guaranteed to enjoy your time exploring these incredibly diverse woodland areas.
With plenty to do and plenty to see with your best mate in tow, Riverside is a great place to stop by when travelling Illinois.
Commons Park is 14-acres of pup-tastic fun, with a paved path through the park, two ponds and a ball field to explore. There are lots of special trees to admire, each donated in memory of a loved one, as well as picnic and seating areas for when you need a little spell. Not far from here is Veterans Park, with another paved path Fido will enjoy walking with you. These parks require you to keep your pooch on a lead, and always clean up after him. For something to eat after exploring the parks, head to dog-friendly Big Corner Tavern and grab an outdoor table. Tacos, burgers, sandwiches, wraps – you will not leave here hungry!