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Dog Areas in Glenolden

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The borough of Glenolden is about 14 miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia. This populous residential area is conveniently located near several outdoor recreational facilities that welcome dogs. There are three veterinary clinics in town if you're seeking professional care for your pooch.

For an outdoor adventure, head about ten miles northwest to Ridley Creek State Park. This facility has over 2,000 acres of meadows and woodlands. You and Spot can enjoy a hike on the trails that cut through the property. Dogs are welcome to join you as long as they're on a leash and you clean up after them.

About eight miles northwest of town, you'll find Rose Tree Park. This 120-acre facility has some historic buildings, wooded areas, grassy hills, and hiking trails. Play in the grass or go for a walk in the woods with your special pal here. Dogs can join you as long as they're on a leash. Bring water and waste bags with you.

If you're headed into Philly with Fido, you can let him get some exercise at Schuylkill River Park on 25th and Spruce Streets. There's an off-leash area here that has separate sections for large and small dogs. Pups must be fully vaccinated and well-socialized prior to visiting this facility.

Glenolden offers easy access to several outdoor activities that dogs and their owners can enjoy together.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Glenolden

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    Population Density 7,175/sq mi

    #1 Glenolden

    Glenolden has a combination of houses, condos, and apartments. This neighborhood includes sidewalks along tree-lined streets that offer a great place for you to get daily exercise with Fido. When you want to take a walk through the woods with your canine companion, head to Crum Woods at Swarthmore. There are more than 3.5 miles of hiking trails over this 200-acre area. Get some fresh air as you follow the creek, visit Alligator Walk, and pass by Crum Meadow. Dogs can join you, but they must be kept on a leash and under control. Bring waste bags to clean up after your pup.
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    Population Density 6,357/sq mi

    #2 Holmes

    The neighborhood of Holmes, located just west of Glenolden, includes commercial and residential areas. Here, you and fido will be able to walk along the sidewalk for some daily exercise. For a change of pace, head west about four miles to Smedley Park. This 120 acre facility includes wooded areas with hiking trails, a playground, and picnic areas. Enjoy the area's natural beauty as you stretch your legs with your special pal. Bring a snack to enjoy an outdoor meal together. Dogs are welcome to accompany you here as long as they're on a leash and you clean up their waste.
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    Population Density 8,961/sq mi

    #3 Folcroft

    Folcroft is located on the southeast border of Glenolden. There are residential, commercial, and industrial sections in this neighborhood. If you want a pawtastic place to go exploring with your special pal, check out the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. This expansive wetland facility has more than ten miles of trails that wander through the marsh, forest, and grasslands. Walk along the paths and boardwalks with your furry friend. Watch for wildlife, like migratory waterfowl and deer, as you hike here. Dogs on a leash no longer than six feet may accompany you on the trails. Remember to bring water and waste bags with you.
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    Population Density 15,782/sq mi

    #4 Briarcliffe

    The Briarcliffe development in Secane is just northwest of Glenolden. In this neighborhood, you'll find a series of multiplexes. There are sidewalks here that you can use to take a walk around the block with your four-footed pal. To treat fido to some off-leash play, head north about 2.7 miles to Kent Dog Park. This facility has separate areas for small and large dogs. There are benches, water, and waste stations in each section. Let your pup socialize off-leash with other canines. Dogs need to be licensed in Delaware County and current on vaccinations. There's a small annual registration fee to use the park.
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    Population Density 7,379/sq mi

    #5 Sharon Hill

    The neighborhood of Sharon Hill, on the east side of Glenolden, is a mixed zone area. The residential sections include sidewalks where you and fido can go for a stroll. If you'd like to take a walk in the park with your pooch, head north about a mile to Collingdale Park off Jackson Avenue. This facility has a walking track and some grassy space that's open to the public when not being used by the elementary school. Dogs can accompany you here as long as they're leashed and under control. Make sure you bring waste bags to clean up any droppings.
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