Explore These Dog-Friendly Parks in Naperville

A woman walking her dog on a leash across a grassy area

Your typical walk around the block might start to feel a little boring, especially as the weather gets colder. But don’t let winter keep you from enjoying the dog-friendly parks in Naperville. As crisp fall weather starts to turn to winter, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the beautiful parks near our apartments in Naperville, Illinois. 

Whalon Lake Dog Park

This nearly 12-acre dog park next to Whalon Lake is perfect for dogs and dog-lovers alike. Along with space for your dog to play, you will also find plenty to enjoy. It provides many lovely walking trails, as well as a covered pavilion that makes for an excellent socially distanced picnicking area.

Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve

This expansive nature preserve is popular with bird watchers and dog owners alike. There is a designated off-leash dog park, as well as miles of trails for ample exercise for even the most energetic dog. This area is the largest preserved grassland in the county. In addition, it is an ecological oasis, so make sure you pick up after any companions.

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

Another testament to the strong culture of environmental preservation here in Naperville, Greene Valley will become a cross-country ski hub come winter. Before the snow starts to stick, its trails are perfect for a hike, and the botanical diversity will provide entertainment for anyone who has an eye for green things.

Consider grabbing takeout from one of these Naperville restaurants after your walk. Naperville is full of dog-friendly parks, and Brookdale on the Park welcomes furry friends with open arms. Contact us today, and get your dog’s opinion on whether this beautiful community is right for you.

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