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Dog Areas in Norristown

13 Parks
1 Trail
11 Shops
3 Eateries
4 Groomers

Norristown is a small borough city that sits on the north side of the Schuylkill River, just 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The area was first bought and incorporated as a town more than 300 years ago, and has since brought in different industrial companies to the area. The city also brings in a lot of dog lovers to the area, thanks to the number of dog-friendly public parks, outdoor activities, and 6 veterinarians.

The Norristown Farm Park is a state park that sits on the northwest edge of the city, taking up over 690 acres of open fields and thick forests. The state park is dog-friendly, and brings in plenty of people and pups to the area thanks to activities like hiking, jogging, biking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and fetch! Dogs must remain on a leash, but can enjoy the 7+ mile trail system or relax in the shaded sitting areas, with access to water fountains, clean-up stations, and trash bins.

The Bartasch Park is another popular place to take your pup, thanks to the beautiful scenery it offers in the city's center. With a large area of forests and shaded trails, you and Fido can enjoy a peaceful walk. There's also plenty of open space to run around a play, a creek for fishing, and picnic shelters. Don't forget to leash Fido up before heading out!

Norristown is the perfect place to live with Fido, thanks to all the hiking, watersport, and walking activities available.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Norristown

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    Population Density 19,126/sq mi

    #1 Betzwood

    The neighborhood of Betzwood is on the farthest southwest corner of the city, along the Schuylkill River. On the river is Betzwood Park, a scenic open area with trees that surround the area. The park is a quiet one and has paved trails for walking Fido, with a boat launch, pavilion, picnic tables, and barbeque stations. Leashed pups can also enjoy water fountains and trash bins in the area. Burnside Oakland Park is another park in the community and has a lot more structures in the park, like restrooms, a playground, picnic pavilion, swingsets, and a gazebo. Leash up Fido before heading over here and enjoy a great space to run around and play!
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 12,820/sq mi

    #2 Elmwood Park

    Elmwood Park is a residential neighborhood in the center part of town, with rows of residential homes and scattered woods. The largest park of the neighborhood is Centennial Park, which offers plenty of space for Fido to run around and use. There are also 5 different baseball diamonds, restrooms, and a large parking area with paved trails. Dogs are welcome to play in the enclosed baseball fields as long as no teams are playing and Fido remains on a leash. Ackey's Park is a smaller park in the area, but is surrounded by trees and offers a lot more privacy when walking and playing with Fido. There are also water fountains and benches at the park.
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    Population Density 11,434/sq mi

    #3 Riverfront Park

    Riverfront Park is a central neighborhood on the north side of the Schuylkill River. The featured park of the area is also known as Riverfront Park, named after the neighborhood and provides residents with a gorgeous open area with scenic views of the river. The park has a lot of trees and has a shaded walking path, with a playground, two basketball courts, a boat launch, and river access for fishing. The park also connects the well known Schuylkill River Trail, which is made from concrete and asphalt and stretch 8 miles along the riverfront. Dogs have to remain on a leash on the trail, and remember to bring clean-up bags for Fido.
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    Population Density 5,496/sq mi

    #4 East End

    The East End neighborhood is on the east side of the park, and features the Scagg Cottman Park, which has something for everyone. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, open areas, a creek for fishing, paved trails, a baseball diamond, picnic areas, and a playground. Fido can enjoy a peaceful walk, play in the spacious fields, or just enjoy a quiet picnic with you while on a leash. McCann Park is a smaller park in the neighborhood, but is completely surrounded by trees, with a basketball court, parking, open space, water fountains, trash bins, and benches.
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    Population Density 9,507/sq mi

    #5 Germantown Pike

    The Germantown Pike is best known for the pike that cuts through the neighborhood and otherwise is another residential community. The Old Arch Road Park is a pretty park and is made up of one large space with vibrant grass, a baseball diamond, and a pavilion for picnics. This park is an excellent choice for letting Fido run around and play. There's also  access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins. The Louis K. "Mack" Watson Sr. Memorial Park may be a mouthful, but it is also filled with a basketball court, playground, restrooms, shaded walkways, and space to run around. Dogs must be on a leash inside both parks.
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