Southfield, Michigan, is a bustling white collar and blue collar suburb, located approximately 15 miles from Detroit. The city holds over more than 70,000 people and many people not only call Southfield their home but also their life. Southfield is, aside from Detroit itself, an important economic hub for the other suburbs in the region.
Since Southfield, Michigan, is tightly packed with impressive skyscrapers and lavish office buildings the city does not have its own off-leash dog park as of today. Fortunately, dog owners in Southfield have plenty of alternatives to choose from in the other communities of Oakland County.
The off-leash dog park that requires the least miles in the car is the William Grace Dog Park in the nearby town of Farmington Hills. For 30 dollars a year dogs can run wild in safe, enclosed environment. Small dogs can play in their own designated area and do not have to fear harassment from larger breeds.
One of the absolute faves in the Southfield area is Rotary Park, located in Livonia. Dog owners can take their dogs on a stroll through the woods and experience an impressive scenery. The environment is very serene, with a large stream running through the park. A perfect get-away from the tumultuous and often stressful live in Southfield, Michigan.
Cranbrook Neighborhood has lots to offer! The neighborhood itself is heavily treed, making it great for strolls around the block with your four legged friend. Residents have quick access and the ability to visit Miller Park, a fun spot to throw a ball around or just stretch your legs! Within the neighborhood itself runs a small river called Rock Creek, where dogs and their owners can walk along the drive and utilize the access points to have a dip in the water. Between Hickory Leaf St and Cherry Hill St is also a large green space where dogs and their owners can play!
The neighborhood of City Center is great for dog owners to reside, as it offers ample green space throughout the community. These include some smaller and unmarked green spaces, as well as larger and named parks, including City Center Park. In addition to its own parks and green space, this community is conveniently located in the center of the city. This means that residents and their four legged companions can choose to stay within their neighborhood’s limits for some fresh air and exercise, or explore the neighboring areas and their green spaces and water access with minimal drive time.
Located within the city limits is a wonderful neighborhood for dog owners and their pets to reside in, called West 9 Mile. The neighborhood of West 9 Mile is a centrally located neighborhood, giving residents quick access to all of the many green and watery wonders the city has to offer outside of its own neighborhood borders. For residents who enjoy green space in their own neighborhood, head over to Beech Woods Park, a heavily treed area that also offers wide open green space.