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Dog Areas in Melvindale

Melvindale is a city in Wayne County, Michigan whose slogan is, "The Little City with a Big Heart." It isn't hard to see why the city chose this motto -- while Melvindale may only be home to just over 10,000 people, there are all sorts of amenities and activities in town, and active community ties are evident. Melvindale was first built as a residential farming area, and in 1933, it was incorporated as a city. The city is conveniently positioned at the crossroads between Detroit to Chicago or Detroit to Toledo, so it's a thriving industrial corridor. It's also a great place to live and raise a family, and there are all sorts of activities in and around Melvindale to enjoy.

Dog owners in Melvindale have their choice of a few dog-friendly activities in town, including a trip to Cardinal Park in the town's center. This beautiful city park is a peaceful place to take a stroll with your dog on a leash. Throughout the park, there are seating areas and a gazebo, as well as plenty of natural beauty for you to take in. There's a variety of shops and restaurants in walking distance of Cardinal Park, so the location can't be beat! If it's an off-leash activity you're seeking, there are lots of those near Melvindale, too!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Melvindale

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    Population Density 8,525/sq mi

    #1 Mexicantown (Southwest)

    Mexicantown is a neighborhood in southwestern Detroit that's often considered one of the city's most vibrant communities, and it's only a 10-minute drive from Melvindale. This is also where you'll find Detroit's namesake dog park, and it's a free off-leash space where dogs of all sizes can interact with one another. The Detroit Dog Park opened in 2014, and the park's long and narrow structure is ideal for letting your dog run hard and chase a ball. The regulars are known for being friendly and welcoming, so you're sure to meet some new friends. Don't forget to bring your own water when you visit the park.
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    Population Density 8,320/sq mi

    #2 Midtown

    Midtown is a neighborhood in Detroit with a mix of businesses, residential buildings, shops, restaurants, and a technical university. In less than 15 minutes, you and your dog can drive to Midtown from Melvindale, and you'll arrive at the Midtown Detroit Dog Park. Within this spacious and green off-leash park, there are separate enclosures for big and small dogs. Some sections of the park have an astroturf surface which makes it easier to clean up after your pet and stops their paws from getting muddy. Within the park, you'll also find a few water fountains for dogs, as well as seating areas and waste disposal supplies.
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    Population Density 3,113/sq mi

    #3 Downtown

    There's another dog park in Detroit you won't want to miss, and this one is a 15-minute drive from Melvindale. It's located in the city's Downtown neighborhood, and the Grand Circus Dog Park is a very special place. It opened in 2014, it's free to use, and there are interactive programs offered for dogs and pet parents throughout the year. Each year, there's a pet carnival at the park with all sorts of activities for you to enjoy with your pet, as well as costumes and prizes. The dog park is open from 7 AM to 10 PM daily, and your dog can also join you in other areas of Grand Circus Park when they're on a leash.
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    Population Density 5,201/sq mi

    #4 Harmon-Maxine

    St. Clair Shores is a suburban city in Macomb County, and the southwestern corner of town is a 20-minute drive from Melvindale. Here, you'll find Brys Park, a large city park with playgrounds, sports fields, picnic stations, walking paths, and an off-leash dog park. The Statler Maloof Bark Park sits on more than 50,000 square feet of fenced-in space, and in that area, there are separate enclosures for large and little dogs. You'll find fresh drinking water for dogs, waste disposal supplies, seating areas, and toys in the park. The Statler Maloof Bark Park is a membership-only park, so be sure to purchase your pass before you visit.
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    Population Density 1,965/sq mi

    #5 Hall Road

    About 13,000 people live in the suburban city of Woodhaven, Michigan and the town's western corner is about 12 miles or a 20-minute drive from Melvindale. This area is home to the Woofhaven Dog Park, and this two-acre dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Within the park's fence, there are separate enclosures for big dogs or small and senior dogs. During the summer, there are plastic pools set up where dogs can cool off, and there's also fresh drinking water available. There are also waste disposal stations and seating areas. Due to the park's popularity, visitors are required to purchase a membership which gives them a key FOB to access the park.
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