Parkview is a small triangular community located along W. Columbus Ave. It's the perfect location for those who want an urban lifestyle but prefer the idea of living out in the suburbs. Those who live here have direct access to the Metra train, making the trips into downtown Chicago for your daily commute or a shopping spree much easier.
Parkview consists of densely packed single-family homes with nice large backyards for you, your family, and your family's four-legged friend to play in and enjoy. Parkview is an area where the ground to the south is a giant pair of cemeteries. There are plenty of grass and tree-lined sidewalks as well as dog parks within easy driving distance for the two of you to enjoy. To the north is Marquette Park where you and the rest of your family can spend time enjoying a picnic while fishing in the lagoon or walking the many available trails.
The only possible thing you can say about the terrain in Parkview is that it is flat as far as the eye can see. Although flat terrain can be lacking for experienced hikers, you can be more creative to get the most from your walks. There are a few ways you can make your walks a little more challenging. First, you can change the direction your walks take you each day. You can also go down different blocks or even go for a walk around one of the enormous cemeteries to the south of the community.
Parkview, unlike most of the city, was built in a very precise grid featuring roads and alleyways between the homes here. There are several dog-friendly parks you can enjoy within walking distance, depending on how far you feel like walking. Of course, the most important part is for the two of you to get out every day.
Patterson Park to the southwest offers two large athletic fields with a few smaller grassy areas to allow your pup to sniff around and explore as long as they remain on a leash throughout while the large cemeteries to the south may provide some walking paths on the outskirts for a lengthy stroll. Watch for regulations and leash laws in the areas and avoid going anywhere where dogs are not allowed.
If you care to venture a little farther south, Duffy Park may provide plenty more space within an open field to run and play fetch if it's not occupied by any athletic teams utilizing the space. Either way, you can find options nearby.