Leggett Farm is a large neighborhood encompassing all the blocks from Westview to Oakpark, down to Farmdale, and across 8 Mile Rd. That makes it about 5 blocks wide and 17 blocks long. The town's public school and a few parks are located here. There are also several other subsets of the neighborhood within Leggett Farm.
Ferndale itself is a lively city, known for its progressive attitude, LGBTQ+ community, and bar scene. Within Leggett Farm, you’ll find mostly residential areas with a commercial zone along W. Nine Mile Rd. The streets are lined with hundreds of Levittown-style cottages and quaint classic homes. The majority of these are single-family detached houses with spacious front lawns and natural landscaping. The sidewalks are well-kept and mostly shaded. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing stroll. In the winter months from November to March, be sure and check the weather forecast as it is likely to freeze or snow.
The terrain of Leggett Farm is quite typical to Michigan which includes oaks, gums, coffee trees, and other types of foliage. These gorgeous trees are peppered throughout front lawns and medians and will keep your walk a nice mix of shady and sunny. Most of the lawns within this suburb are very well groomed with bright green lawns and landscaping close to the house. For this reason, please make sure to respect the residents and bring along doggy bags if your pal inevitably has to go.
The topography of Leggett Farm is flat with no steep climbs which can be great for smaller or elderly dogs who lack the energy for hiking. What it lacks in hills and attractions, it makes up for in that small town American suburb charm! If you’re in from the city or maybe this is your hometown, soak up the beautifully blended urban and rural feels of Ferndale.
There's no shortage of green in the suburb of Leggett Farm, but if you're looking for a park to play in, you have a few options. The first is Geary Park. Geary sits at W. Lewiston and Central Streets. It is a wide open, large green lot with a sports court, playground, and shaded seating area. It does not offer any dog-friendly, leash free enclosed zones so keep your pup on the leash unless they're highly trustworthy!
Another option nearby is RO TWP Park. It is similar to Geary in its lot style, but without as many accommodations. Grant Park is a little smaller, but has the exclusive offer of enclosed space! If your pup is hankering for some off-leash time, head to Grant. It's located at Glenlodge and Cloverdale. Be aware that there are play areas for children at all of these parks and be cautious if that's an issue for your dog.