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Dog Areas in Wilmette

10 Parks
2 Trails
2 Shops
13 Eateries
6 Groomers

Wilmette, less than 20 miles north of Chicago's Inner Loop, is a pet-friendly community in Cook County. This populated suburban area includes two trails and several parks, including one facility with a dog beach. When you need professional attention for your pup,  you can find assistance at one of the three veterinary clinics in town.

Take your pup for a stroll through a small field of Native Illinois Prairie at Centennial Park on Old Glenview Road. This facility includes community gardens and a large open space where you and Fido can play some frisbee together. Dogs need to be on a leash up to ten feet long. 

Just south of Wilmette, you and Fido can walk or jog on some furiffic trails in Lovelace Park. This 17.8-acre facility has a paved path that winds around the open spaces, athletic fields, and pond area. Dogs can join you here if they're kept on a leash and you clean up after them.

When you want an outdoor adventure with your special pal, head to Blue Star Memorial Woods on the west side of Wilmette. Here, you'll be able to enjoy a picnic in a natural setting, hike through the woods and view the wildlife, or connect to the North Branch Trail for an extended walk or jog.

With easy access to Chicago and a variety of outdoor recreational facilities, Wilmette is a pawesome place for dogs and their owners!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wilmette

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    Population Density 4,569/sq mi

    #1 Sheridan Rd/Lake Ave

    Located along the shore of Lake Michigan, the neighborhood of Sheridan Rd/Lake Ave includes tree-lined residential streets and a pawtastic park with green space and a beach. Dogs are permitted to join you in Gillson Park, unless there's a special event like the Independence Day celebration. You need to keep your special buddy on a leash that's no longer than ten feet and stay clear of the public swimming and sailing beach area. There is a fenced section of beach by the Wilmette Harbor where dogs with a beach permit tag are welcome to swim and play off-leash. Make sure you pick up after your pup when visiting this facility.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 6,176/sq mi

    #2 Green Bay Rd/Lake Ave

    The area around Green Bay Road and Lake Avenue includes a commercial area with a local pet store and residential streets. Walk your special pal down the tree-lined sidewalk in your neighborhood. When you want to extend your trip, hop on the Green Bay Trail off Forest Avenue. This mixed-use pathway follows Chicago's Metra Line north of the city. Walk or jog with your canine companion past homes, parks, and restaurants. Dogs can join you here as long as they're on a leash and you clean up their messes. Make sure you bring water for you and your pup.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,484/sq mi

    #3 Hibbard Rd

    The Hibbard Rd neighborhood, located between the Edens Expressway and Skokie Blvd, is a residential area with a community park and recreation center. You'll be able to go for a stroll with Fido down the sidewalk past single-family homes in your area. When you want to enjoy some green space with your canine companion, head to Hibbard Park on Glenview Road. Walk with your furry friend along the path that circles the athletic fields here. Bring a snack and share a picnic in the park with your special buddy. Dogs on a leash are allowed to join you, provided that you pick up their waste.
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    Population Density 7,681/sq mi

    #4 Illinois Rd/Iroquois Rd

    The Illinois Rd/Iroquois Rd neighborhood has quiet residential streets, an elementary school, and three nearby parks. Take your pup for a walk down the road on your street for a little exercise. When you're looking for some green space, check out Thornwood Park on Thornwood Avenue. This facility includes some athletic fields and open areas. Walk or jog with your four-footed friend on the sidewalk that borders three sides of this facility. You can also play some frisbee or wander in the fields. Dogs are welcome here, provided they're on a leash up to ten feet long and you pick up after them.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,082/sq mi

    #5 Avoca West

    In Avoca West, there are single-family homes, a few schools, and a park that features soccer fields. Here, you and your pooch can go for a peaceful walk in the neighborhood. When you want some fresh air, head to the Keay Nature Learning Center off Hibbard Road. You and your special pal can wander along the path that winds through this small wooded area. Dogs on a leash that's no longer than ten feet are allowed to accompany you in this facility as long as you keep them under control and pick up their waste. Remember to bring some water for you and your pup.
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