Evergreen Park is a small village in Cook County, Illinois which sits outside of Chicago, just 17 miles southwest of the Loop. As its name suggests, Evergreen Park boasts numerous green spaces for you and your pooch to enjoy including a 50-acre park that, you guessed it, supplies 50 acres of greenway for its resident and visitor pleasure.
The small village is very dog-friendly with numerous pet stores and groomers that you can visit if your furry friend deserves something extra special. Furthermore, everywhere in the area can be walked to on foot due to the village’s small size which is sure to tire out even the most energetic dogs.
The weather in Evergreen Park is very seasonal, so make sure to bring water in the summer months and towels for muddy paws in the winter. Equipped with everything you need, Evergreen Park is the ideal place to own a dog and give them a fantastic quality of life.
As a suburban area, the majority of Evergreen Park is made up of residential streets on which your dog must be kept on a leash. However, these beautiful leafy streets provide a scenic backdrop to your walks and the numerous parks are all within walking distance. The sidewalks themselves aren’t overly busy either, ensuring that there is still some space for them to stop and sniff everything that catches their nose.
The terrain of Evergreen Park is extremely flat, meaning that it is perfect for casual strolls for you and your dog. Even in the parks, the ground is flat and pathways through them ensure that sneakers are sufficient for walking here. No need for those extra stylish hiking boots. The flat terrain also means you can take your pooch on a long walk if you so wish, as they likely won’t tire out as quickly as they would climbing up steep hills.
Evergreen trees planted in Klein Park inspired the village’s name. This park provides 6 acres of land for you and your pooch to explore, as well as ball fields, sand volleyball courts, and a playground.
Other green spaces in Evergreen Park include Duffy Park and Yukich Fields, both of which provide picturesque fields to roam. However, the most dog-friendly area in all of the village is in 50-Acre Park where the first park created especially for dogs and their owners, the ‘Happy Bark Park’, is located. There are separate areas for small dogs, larger dogs, and dogs in training, so your pooch can mingle with those their own size and you can meet like-minded dog lovers. No leashes are needed either, so you can let your pooch run free.
Overall Evergreen Park, despite its small size, provides plenty of spaces for your pooch to sniff and even opportunities for them to meet new friends.