A good park is essential to have a joyful stroll/walk/run with your dog.
We are very fortunate that there are many parks around us.
Some are walking distance but a car ride is needed to go to our favorite park.
What makes a good park for and your dog? Here’s our 5 criteria…
1) The location need to be SAFE.
2) Ample SPACE of grass area and walking paths.
3) Assurance that the park is dog-friendly.
There are available materials cleaning up after your dog (bags and garbage cans).
4) Available resting areas/facilities and water fountains.
5) Natural visual barriers within the park such as plants, trees, hills, etc
One of my favorite park is called Gallery Park. It is about a 20 minute drive from my home but well worth it. My “4 Paws Up” photo was taken from this park. This is where mom and I do our walk/run interval workouts. Also, this is where I go running up-hill and down-hill.
Gallery Park is 142 acres, one of the largest park located in Glenview IL.
There are approximately 6 miles of bicycle/jogging and walking paths which encompass a man-made 45 acre lake. The lake and surrounding area provide habitat for wildlife such as blue herons, crayfish, snapping turtles and dragonflies. Its prairie like landscape provides the opportunity for hiking recreation and/or quiet reflection.
Gallery Park used to be part of a Naval Air Station which closed in 1993. It primarily operated as an aircraft training facilities as well as seaplanes then it was reconfigured as a Naval Air Reserve base. Do you see the aircraft control tower behind me?
We usually spend hours when we go to this park.
I always have an enjoyable Golden FUN walk/run.
Do you have a favorite park?
I am joining Park Day Hop, hosted by Gizmo and Finn.
I am joining FitDog Friday Hop, hosted by SlimDoggy and Peggy’s Pet Place.
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Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs