Allen Town is a suburb of Detroit, home to much of the Ford Motor Company and the practice home for the Detroit Lions. Like many of the towns that grew up around the auto industry, this area has struggled with a decline for the past few decades, but recent efforts at revitalizing the area have met with success. The suburbs here have fared better than many areas near Detroit and it shows in the well-kept streets, lawns, and public areas. There are lots of different restaurants, coffee shops, and other businesses throughout. Pet stores and grooming stores are not prolific, but your pet’s needs will not go unmet.
Weather in Allen Park can be quite cold in the winter. Moderate levels of snow and days of freezing weather ensure that not every day will be walkable. Summers tend to be warm but a bit more moderate. Make sure to watch the temperatures and plan walks early on the hotter days.
Allen Park is very flat with no hills to have to be concerned with. This is good news if your dog is out of shape or elderly as elevations can be a tough way to start out walking for those who are not ready for it. When you have been walking for a while, you can start to increase your pace and lengthen the distance to make up for the lack of hills. It is much easier to adapt your workouts to the flat ground than it is to adapt to hilly terrain.
The downtown area has wide sidewalks and little natural terrain for your dog. If you want some natural terrain for your pup, you will have to stray out of downtown and head to the residential areas of Allen Park. Here, you will find sidewalks as well, but lots more trees and grass in the shoulders will make the walk much more enjoyable for your pup.
Allen Park has lots of little greenways available, including a few within walking distance of downtown. Champaign is one of the biggest and offers several different walking tracks, places to sit, and lots of shade.
Close into downtown is Community Park. This park has a large patch of green grass, a walking path, and a few trees. It is nestled in between the train tracks and the residential community to the north but can be accessed easily enough on foot. The Pretty Family Park is also close to downtown and, though it does not have a walking track, it does have lots of grass which is enough to make most dogs quite happy. To the north of downtown is two large areas of grass that are not listed as parks, but they have play equipment available for residents to utilize.
Finally, Quandt Park to the east has plenty of grass and is a great place to let your pup explore.