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Dog Areas in Garfield Heights

4 Parks
1 Trail
1 Shop
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Garfield Heights is a metropolitan suburban city on the outskirts of Chicago, surrounded by urban areas and dense residential areas. The municipality is only 12 miles from Chicago and offers residents from the town and surrounding area a lovely place to dine, shop, and walk Fido. Multiple parks have been founded inside the city and declared as dog-friendly areas to include their four-legged residents.

The largest area to walk Fido in is the Garfield Park Reservation. The park is a vast wetland habitat with over 120 acres of land on the edge of the city. Throughout the park are various dog-friendly trails, spanning over 2.4 miles over the area, and made from dirt and boardwalk paths. The pathway also connects to a developed area with picnic areas, trash bins, and water fountains. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside the park, and kept on a leash 6 feet or shorter.

Bacci Park is another popular park in the city, thanks to its diverse landscape and numerous park features for humans and pups. Within the park, you can find two fenced-in baseball fields, open space, a pond and creek for fishing, and forested trails. Trails connected to paved walkways, leading throughout the park with access to water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and trash bins available to leashed pups.

With one vet and a dog-friendly trail known as Mill Creek Trail that extends over two miles, Garfield Heights will bring your dog-walking adventure to new heights!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Garfield Heights

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    Population Density 3,469/sq mi

    #1 North Garfield Heights

    North Garfield Heights is the best-known neighborhood among dog walkers, thanks to its abundance in dog-friendly parks. One of the parks is Jack C. Donovan Park, which provides a recreational area with fenced-in baseball fields, open space, and shaded sitting areas. Dogs can play in the fields off leash, or go for a walk while on a leash in the open areas and enjoy features like water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Crudele Park is a smaller park in the community but still provides a nice place to walk and play with Fido. Trees surround the park offers a private setting, in a rural area that allows dogs to run and play without a leash. There are benches and picnic tables in this park.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 211/sq mi

    #2 Valley View

    Valley View is a scenic and wooded town, with rows of residential homes under shade and surrounded by trees, .5 miles from Garfield Heights. The best park to show this off is Valley View Woods Park, a forested area that takes up about 40 acres of land. The park has plenty of shaded walking trails that connect to features like a recreational area with fenced-in baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a soccer field. Additionally, there are two playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, and restrooms. Dogs can run around in the open areas or walk on the paved trails while on a leash and enjoy clean-up stations, water fountains, and benches.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 7,282/sq mi

    #3 Bedford Heights

    Bedford Heights is a bustling neighborhood packed with residential homes on the east side of Maple Heights, 2 miles from Garfield Heights. Visitors from Garfield Heights come to the area thanks to Stafford Park, a scenic area with a wide variety of different activities. There are multiple recreational fields, including 6 fenced-in baseball fields, a track, a soccer field, enclosed tennis courts, and lit basketball courts. Although the fields are dog-friendly and allow dogs to play safely off leash, the area outside is open, surrounded by dense woods and provide a playground, picnic tables, a pavilion, restrooms, water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches to leashed dogs.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,774/sq mi

    #4 Maple Heights

    Maple Heights is a central neighborhood with the area's downtown district in it, named after the town its in and only 1.8 miles away from Garfield Heights. Benhoff Park brings in a lot of visitors, thanks to its open grassy area and paved walkway. The park is perfect for letting Fido run around and stretch his legs and even offers other amenities like benches, a small playground, and fenced-in baseball field. Cunwillo Park offers the same thing, but in a more private area thanks to the thick woods that surround the park. Additionally, there's a basketball court, a playground, a small pavilion with picnic tables, water fountains, and benches available to leashed dogs.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,002/sq mi

    #5 Historic Bedford

    Historic Bedford is the oldest part of the Bedford, on the south side of the city, only 4 miles from Garfield Heights. The neighborhood is best known for the large Bedford Reservation that's centered in the community, which provides over 150 acres of forested lands, hiking trails, and a golf course. Although pups are not allowed on the golf course, they can still enjoy 3.2 miles of hiking trails made from dirt and crushed stone, with access to picnic areas, fishing spots along the creek, and a picnic area with benches, water fountains, and trash bins. The reserve is dog-friendly, but dogs must be on a leash 10 feet or shorter.
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