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Dog Areas in Darby, PA

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Darby is a bustling little town with all the charms of small-town life, located 13 miles west of Philadelphia, and only 5 miles from the Delaware River. The town has lots of rich history since being incorporated in 1853, and is even home to the fifth-oldest all-volunteer Fire Department and the second oldest library in the United States. Throughout the years, Darby has shown its love for its four-legged residents and has lots of spaces around town that are dog-friendly.

Bartram Park is the largest public space in the city, with over 30 acres of land on both sides of Darby Creek. The area has thick forests, open fields, and a small beach along the creek. The beach is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and even has a spot for fishing and a boat launch. There are nature trails, paved walkways, water fountains, benches, and trash bins available.

Powell Park is on the southern side of the city, lined with tall oak trees with a grassy terrain for multiple uses. The area is pleasant and gets lots of shade from the surrounding trees, which makes it a great place to bring Fido to run around and play. There's a basketball course, a playground, a swimming hole, and fishing pier. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park, and remember to bring water and clean-up bags!

Darby is fantastic in many ways for pups and humans, thanks to its large parks, a walkable downtown area, and one animal hospital.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Darby, PA

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    Population Density 12,653/sq mi

    #1 Darby

    Darby is a quaint little town with a close-knit community life and pleasant atmosphere. In the center of town is Buttonwood Park, that provides a much-needed retreat of thick trees, shaded sitting areas, and a short walking trail. The trail is only .2 miles long, but has views of Darby Creek and access to a small portion of open space, with benches, water fountains, and trash bins available to humans and leashed pups. For more open space, head over to the Darby Creek Park, which has a large open space along the creek for running around and playing. Don't forget to bring water and clean-up bags to this park!
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    Population Density 17,469/sq mi

    #2 Elmwood

    Elmwood is the west-most neighborhood in the city of Philidelphia, .5 miles from Darby. This bordering neighborhood has multiple parks, including the dog-friendly Connell Park. The park has a walking path that surrounds the open space of the park, with paths leading to the center of the park and connecting to different grassy areas, some with benches, others with towering trees and water fountains. Elmwood Park is another dog-friendly park in the city, and has multiple walking paths and spaces to play and run around with Fido. Dogs must remain on a leash inside both parks, and remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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    Population Density 7,936/sq mi

    #3 Collingdale

    The small and charming town of Collingdale is only 1 mile west of Darby. The area looks a lot like Darby, but provides new and larger dog-friendly parks, like Collingdale Park. The park is in the center of the city, providing a nice retreat from the busy city center with a large open space and a recreational area surrounded by trees. There is a fenced-in baseball field, basketball courts, a playground, a picnic pavilion, paved walkways, and restrooms. Dogs do have to remain on a leash anywhere in the park, but will have access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins.
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    Population Density 6,461/sq mi

    #4 South Lansdowne

    The neighborhood of South Lansdowne is in the city of Lansdowne is along the northern border of Darby, and just 1.7 miles away from its center. The area has multiple dog-friendly parks like Hoffman Park, which has a large recreational space with open areas that are surrounded by dense forests. There are enclosed tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a playground, fishing access along the Darby Creek, basketball courts, water fountains, benches, and paved walkways. Right up the road is another park known as Shrigley Park, which has a much more natural area to explore, with nature trails and open fields to roam in. Dogs must remain on a leash inside both parks.
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    Population Density 12,026/sq mi

    #5 Central Yeadon

    Central Yeadon is a bustling neighborhood with busy shopping centers and streets, located in the town of Yeadon, 2 miles northeast of Darby. The town is home to Cobbs Creek Park, one of the largest parks in the area. The park has over 40 acres of open space and dense forests along Cobbs Creek, and is dog-friendly, with nature trails and plenty of room to run around and play with Fido. There's also access to fishing and swimming holes. A small developed area on the northern side of the park offers a playground, parking, benches, trash bins, and basketball court. Dogs do not need to be on a leash inside this park, but you will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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