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Dog Areas in Shaker Heights

8 Parks
3 Trails
6 Shops
3 Eateries
2 Groomers

When you visit the lovely city of Shaker Heights, you'll see over a hundred years of experience in residential care and older businesses. The area is a suburban town of Cleveland, and has more than 88% of its area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historically, the town has also been a leading example of man's best friend, with tons of places to walk and play with Fido, including 1 dedicated animal hospital.

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is one of the best places to view the natural areas of the city. Around the nature center is a preserve with marshland and bogs, dense trees, and open fields. The center hosts two 2-mile long trails that wind through the area, the Stearns Trail and the All People's Trail. Dogs are welcome only on the All People's Trail, where they can bird watch, explore, and sightsee on an all-boardwalk, elevated trail. Attached to the trail is a ramp that lets visitors explore the trail up close, with other amenities like water fountains and benches.

Horseshoe Lake Park is a dog-friendly park that allows humans and pups to experience the lake up close. Along the water is a nice open field with trimmed grass, paved trails, and a picnic area. Leashed pups can enjoy these features and others, including a playground, a natural beach, a boat ramp, a pavilion, restrooms, clean-up stations, water fountains, and shaded sitting areas.

Whether you and Fido are taking a walk or enjoying a day on the beach, Shaker Heights has plenty of dog-friendly areas for you and your best friend.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Shaker Heights

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,009/sq mi

    #1 Boulevard

    The neighborhood of Boulevard is a northern community on the corner of the city, with residential homes and natural forests. The most visited park here is Southerly Park, a woodsy area with lots of shade and open space. With forested trails and grassy fields, this picturesque park is the best place to bring Fido to play and enjoy features like picnic tables, a pavilion, paved trails, and a covered playground. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside the park, but can enjoy a longer walk through the two 1-mile trails that connect to the park and roam through the nearby woods.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,231/sq mi

    #2 Beachwood-Chagrin

    Beachwood-Chagrin is a busy neighborhood, with homes, neighborhoods, and a golf course with lots of trees. The area is home to the Shaker Heights Thornton Park, a developed area that provides a lovely place to play and enjoy great amenities. Green fields fill the park, lined with trees and a winding paved path for walking that connects to features like enclosed basketball courts, a skate park, a playground, two pools, a large pavilion with restrooms, and enclosed tennis courts. Dogs will have plenty of space to run and play while they are on a leash, and also have access to water fountains, clean-up stations, nighttime lights, benches, and trash bins.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,901/sq mi

    #3 Mercer

    Mercer is a packed residential neighborhood with neat rows of homes and lots of trees that line the streets. The neighborhood hosts two community parks, although they do not have names. The first park is on the west side of the neighborhood on West Bryon Road, and although only a few acres large, it is completely open with a paved walkway that encircles the park. There are a few benches and trash bins available along the trail here. The other park is on the east side of the neighborhood on East Bryon Road, and provides additional space to play. The park is open, with a grassy lawn and a paved trail that encircles the park, covered with trees. Dogs are required to be on a leash inside both areas.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,093/sq mi

    #4 Beachwood City Center

    Beachwood City Center is a bustling neighborhood in the center of the city of Beachwood, just .6 miles east of Shaker Heights. The best park to head to there is Beachwood City Park - West, which is a large narrow park with open fields, a forest, and paved walkways. There are over a mile of trails, with access to a pavilion, a pond for fishing, and open fields to play in. The park also connects to Beachwood City Park - East, a sister park that has 2 more miles of lopping, forested trails, a gazebo, and a pavilion for picnics. Both parks are dog-friendly to leashed pups and provides amenities like benches, water fountains, and trash bins.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,075/sq mi

    #5 Larchmere Blvd/E 124th St


    The Larchmere Boulevard and East 124th Street neighborhood is adjacent to Shaker Heights, only .8 miles from the city in nearby Cleveland. Visitors and residents love the area, thanks to access to one of the largest parks in the area known as Fairhill Road Rockefeller Park. The park is a great place to see the natural forests of the area, thanks to its large woods and extended walking trails. There are over 3 miles of paved, dirt, and gravel trails to enjoy, with access to a small creek for fishing, an open area to play in, picnic tables, and benches. Afterwards, you and Fido can walk on over to Batuqui, a dog-friendly restaurant that serves authentic Brazilian dishes to a dog-friendly outdoor sitting area with water for pups.

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