Winfield, IL is a quaint, affluent village that has the best of both worlds -- quiet residential neighborhoods and a thriving business district. Winfield also has an excellent school system. Many famous athletes have called Winfield home at some point, including Rob DeVita, former player for the Seattle Seahawks, and Rob Scahill, former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
Winfield loves its dogs even more than its people! The village has an animal hospital which will take good care of your pup in case of accident or emergency. There are also a few places in the village where you can share a meal with your darling dog, including Tony's Steamers and County Farm Bagels. Both restaurants welcome leashed, well-behaved canine customers at the outdoor seating areas.
You'd be barking mad to miss Cantigny Park, which is a 500-acre park in Winfield that offers a plenty of activities for the whole family -- furry members included!
Don't let the fact that there's no dog park in Winfield get you down, because off-leash fun is close by! The Whalon Dog Park is located around 14 miles away from Winfield, in East Naperville. This off-leash park has about 8 acres where the big pups can hang and socialize, with an additional 2.5-acre area where the small pups can play safely. There's plenty of agility equipment where Fido can strut his stuff or just have a little extra fun, and there's even a separate area dedicated to training. Pet parents can supervise their dogs from the park's many benches and shelters.
If you prefer a more natural setting, then you should head out to Green Valley Forest Preserve. This preserve is located around 16 miles from Winfield, and the hikes here are some of the best in the area. Even though you do need to purchase a permit if you want to enter this preserve, the small fee is well worth it! In the preserve, you'll find a dog park that includes both a small dog area and a large dog area. Make sure you bring some drinking water with you, because none is provided here. Leashed pups are allowed throughout the preserve!
Another pawesome place where you can take your pup for a stroll or some off-leash playtime is Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park, which is located in South Hinsdale. This fenced park is around 23 miles from Winfield, and it’s the perfect place for some off-leash fun! You won’t have to bring waste bags, since they're provided in the park. In addition to all this, there's even a stream in the middle of the park where pups are welcome to cool off. Just be aware that sometimes the creek can get too deep after a rain, so make sure you keep a close eye on your pup if you decide to let him swim.
Beck Lake Dog Park is yet another place where you and your dog can have a furtastic time! The park is situated on Beck Lake, located 34 miles away from Winfield. With 44 acres at your disposal, this park will be a true wonderland for your pooch! There are open fields covered with grass and plenty of trails that you can explore along with your fur baby. There's even a pond there where your four-legged friend can dip his paws! Multiple water fountains are provided here, but there aren’t any waste bags, so make sure you bring some. A membership is also required to visit this park.
Another great park that you can take your pup to in the vicinity of Winfield is the Mayslake Forest Preserve Dog Park. This park is securely enclosed and is a fairly large place where your pooch can exercise and socialize with other pups. Before you visit, you'll need to obtain a permit and provide proof of current vaccinations. Water also isn't provided in the park, so you'll need to bring some. Plenty of benches for the dog owners are provided in the park. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the rest of Mayslake Forest Preserve with you, which is home to wildlife and a historic estate!