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Dog Areas in Skokie

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Looking for a great place to go in the Midwest with plenty of history and amazing outdoor activities? Skokie, Illinois in Cook County is out of the bustle of downtown Chicago, but the skyline is visible from town giving you a beautiful nighttime view with the peacefulness of a smaller suburb. Founded in 1888, Skokie has a diverse population of approximately 64,784 people who have almost 15,000 dogs, so bring Fido when you come. There is plenty for you both to do!

Let Fido run off some of that energy at Pooch Park on Oakton Street, which is Skokie’s only true off-leash dog park run by the city. Within the 2.7-acre area, there are separate areas for big and small dogs, agility equipment, dog water fountains, shelters, dog-cleaning stations, and even some trails so you can both get some exercise. It is lighted until 10 PM so you can enjoy the park after dark.

Community Bark West on Zenith Drive is another off-leash dog park in the area that has walking paths, fountains, shelters, waste disposal bags, and six acres of running space. The small and large dogs have separate areas and a double-gated entrance for safety. Fido can meet many furry friends at Community Bark West, and you will love to see him play.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Skokie

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    Population Density 6,075/sq mi

    #1 Downtown Skokie


    Skokie is conveniently located off Interstate 94, allowing for easy access across the area that offers plenty shopping, dining and entertainment. Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park welcomes people to enjoy bicycling and jogging, trails, group touring, and picnic areas. Dogs on leash are welcome to enjoy all amenities of the park, and pick-up and disposal of droppings is mandatory. The city of Skokie hosts the annual Woof Walk Dog Parade & Adoption Drive that parades adorable doggies around in costumes followed by an adoption event! Big Sky Dog Training provides a safe, effective, high-quality, reward-based training program that helps you develop an optimum relationship with your dog. 

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    Population Density 20,320/sq mi

    #2 West Ridge

    This family-friendly neighborhood is conveniently located off North Lincoln Avenue and offers plenty of shopping and dining. Warren Park, Indian Boundary Park, and Lincolnwood Centennial Park all allow on-leash dogs to enjoy all amenities with their parents. Warren Park holds an annual doggie event called Winter Bazaar & Santa Photos where your pooch can get his photo taken professionally. Gimme Shelter! is a walk and fundraising event for homeless pets looking for their forever homes. If you’re craving a bite to eat while out with your pup, stop by Panera Bread, Via Veneto Ristorante, or the Heartland Café; they cater to our four-legged friends!
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    Population Density 6,967/sq mi

    #3 Evanston


    Only 3.5 miles from Skokie, the town of Evanston, Illinois is settled along the coast of Lake Michigan and is surrounded by dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreational activities. Pooch Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park that includes a separate small dog area, agility equipment, water and grass. The Unitarian Church of Evanston sponsors the annual Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire where you can take your pup to get their picture taken with Santa Claus then participate in the famous Cookie Walk! Have a dirty doggie? Spotless Dog Wash is a self-serve dog wash that provides you with everything you’ll need to get your pooch looking their best!

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    Population Density 6,169/sq mi

    #4 North Park

    The neighborhood of North Park in Chicago is very accessible, located directly off Interstate 94, and is surrounded by parks, country clubs, shopping, and dining! River Park Dog Park is an off-leash, fenced-in area that also has a swimming pool for your pup to cool off in. The Skokie Line Trail is one of 1,600 trails that have been repurposed from old railroad and corridor lines. These trails now offer miles upon miles of “rail-trails”, making it an ideal place to walk your dog in North Park! If you’re feeling hungry, take a pit-stop at Paddy Mac’s, Susie’s Drive-In, Panera Bread, and Rowie’s Bakery for dog-friendly accommodations in the neighborhood.
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    Population Density 3,435/sq mi

    #5 Glenview

    This family-friendly neighborhood of Chicago offers quick and easy access to Interstate 94, and has plenty of parks, golf clubs, shopping and dining to offer. The expansive North Branch Trail runs all through the community and is a multiuse trail that would be a fun option to take your on-leash dog for his next outing! Jennings Volkswagen sponsors the One Tail at a Time Bowl event that celebrates dogs with a free barbecue, games and frozen treats. Jennings Volkswagen donates proceeds from every new Volkswagen purchase or lease to One Tail at a Time, a local dog rescue.
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