Ridgewood Estates is a neighborhood split between Oak Park and Ferndale. It runs from Coolidge Hwy across to Central St. and from West Nine Mile Rd. down to Eight Mile Rd. Ferndale is a highly residential little city with an area just under four square miles. Oak Park has far more of the suburb feel. But you’re never too far from a city feel if you want to escape the burbs.
Ridgewood Estates is a truly beautiful neighborhood. The houses are charming and have large, green front yards and sweeping shade trees. The majority of this nice residential area is in the most northern and southern sectors of the neighborhood. The center of the neighborhood is a commercial zone that doesn’t offer much in the way of accommodation for dog walking, so it would be best to walk east and west rather than north or south if you’d like to stay among the houses.
There are a few other parks nearby that are outside of Ridgewood lines. The first of which is in Ferndale and is called Geary Park and sits two blocks north of W. Nine Mile along Central St. Geary Park is a simple, open grass lot but a great spot for fetch nonetheless. However, it is not enclosed, so you'll want to keep your pup on a leash.