The small town of Willoughby acts as a suburb town to the city of Clevland in Ohio. Just like the larger city, Willoughby sits close to the shore of Lake Eri, offering beautiful lake views to the north, and far-reaching plains to the south. Just like many other towns around the country, Willoughby is pretty adamant about their love for dogs, and shows it with numerous parks, trails, and beaches.
The Chagrin River Park is a fine example of dog-friendly places to go, acting as the largest park in the city with over 227 acres filled with seasonal wetlands and lots of wildlife. The Chagrin River cuts through the park, offering humans and leashed dogs a good place to go swimming and fishing. It also features nature trails, water fountains, grills, picnic areas, clean-up stations for pups, trash bins, benches, and nighttime lights!
Head over to the Gully Brooke Park for the best place to reconnect with nature. The dog-friendly park has a mile of paved walkways, leading off to dirt trails that head into woods and along the stream that cuts through the park. The open areas of the park also have restrooms, trash bins, benches, water fountains, and a clean-up station.
The small town even has 4 veterinarians and a large downtown, and improves every day to make every place in Willoughby a dog-friendly place.
Central Willoughby is taken up mostly by the concrete jungle of downtown. The neighborhood still has plenty of green space for pooches though, such as at Lincoln Park. The park is a large, fenced-in space that provides a playground, picnic tables, grilling area, baseball diamond, water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Although fenced-in, dogs still have to remain on a leash inside the park. Todd Field is also in the neighborhood and offers up 6 baseball diamonds clustered together with paved paths that wind through the field. Dogs are welcome on the field while on a leash, and can also enjoy access to the Chagrin River for swimming and fishing. Owners will have to bring water and clean-up bags.