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Dog Areas in Riverside, IL

8 Parks
5 Eateries
3 Groomers

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.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Riverside, IL

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 5,807/sq mi

    #1 Fillmore St/ Oak Park Ave

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    A little drive north of Riverside is Oak Park, where you will find the Maple Park Dog Park. Your buddie will love playing off-leash in the 12,000 square foot space made just for four-legged fun. There are benches for you to relax at while he plays, and a canine water fountain available. You will need to first purchase a permit from the Park District of Oak Park to get through the electronic entry system. Afterwards, head to Solerno’s for some top-notch southern-Italian grub. Your pup is very welcome to sit by you at one of their outdoor tables while you enjoy your pizza, pasta, sandwich, ribs or some of the many appetisers on offer.
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,672/sq mi

    #2 Roosevelt Road/ Des Plaines Ave

    36
    Let Fido run free to his heart’s content at the Miller Meadow off leash dog area in Forest Park, just north of Riverside. You will need to purchase a permit from the Forest Preserve of Cook County, but the purpose-built three acres of doggie heaven is worth looking at. There is also a walking trail and play fields here for some extra fun, but you will need to put your pooch back on his lead for these. For a bite to eat in this area, head to Five Guys or R Place, where you can enjoy your meal with pup in tow at an outdoor table.
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    Population Density 4,709/sq mi

    #3 Centre Ave

    24
    In the neighboring town of Lyons you will find Cermak Woods, where pooch will love walking one of the trails with you. Located near the Cermak Woods Family Aquatic Centre and part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County system, this area is loved by locals and visitors alike for a day out amongst nature. The path is paved, making for an easy, safe walk, and there are rest stops along the way. Protect the wildlife here by keeping your mate on a lead, and take your clean up bags too. Pack water and snacks for your trip, as there aren’t facilities available here for pets.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,079/sq mi

    #4 North Riverside

    12

    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!

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    Population Density 3,858/sq mi

    #5 Ames Blyth

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    Take the walking path from Riverside Road down to the Riverside Lawn River Trail along Des Plains River. This is a paved trail, perfect for an on-lead outing to enjoy some spectacular woodland scenery. Guthrie Park and Big Ball Park are also perfect places to go for wander with your pup. You will need to keep him on a lead and take your clean up bags to all of these places, and make sure you have a water bottle and drinking bowl with you too. If you are hungry after all of your walking, head to Mollie’s Public House, an Irish pub where you can sit with your furry friend at one of the plentiful outdoor tables.
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