Chicago Dog Parks

Puppy at Chicago Dog Park
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You’ve been frolicking outside all summer now, hitting up street fests, farmers markets, and the beach every chance you get. But someone in your life has been sorely neglected with all this new summer fun and its time to give that special someone some love. That’s right, Fido wants to frolic around Chicago too, even if he or she is a “city dog.” But where to go? A dog park of course! But make sure your dog is ready for it before you go. Each dog must have a tag and city permit to visit the dog parks. You can secure the permit for $5 from almost any veterinary clinic in the city. Also, make sure your pup as all his vaccinations before visiting. Fines can range up to $500 if caught in a park without a permit. Fines can also get pretty high for having your dog off-leash at any city park that is not a designated dog park. And don’t forget to clean up after your pup too, it’s just plain dog-owner courtesy. The city is full of dog friendly areas; here is a list of places where your puppy can play and maybe even make some friends.

Belmont Harbor
There is a small beach at Belmont Harbor that is set aside for canine fun.

Challenger Park
1101 W. Irving Park Rd.

Churchhill Field Park
1825 N. Damen

Coliseum Park
1466 S. Wabash

Foster Beach
Foster & Lake Michigan
The grand daddy of them all, a whole beach dedicated to your dog. Vendors are on site that sell things for your pooch.

Grant Park
Columbus Drive & 9th Street

Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne

Lake Shore East Dog Park
West of Lake Shore Drive, South of Wacker Drive, Noth of Randolph

Margate Park – Puptown
4921 N. Marine Drive

Montrose Beach
Montrose & Lake Michigan

Park No. 511
630 N. Kingsbury

Park No. 546
450 E. Benton Place

Park No. 551
353 N. Desplaines

River Park
5100 N. Francisco Avenue

Walsh Park
1722 N. Ashland

Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen

Wiggley Field
2545 N. Sheffield

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Tessa McLean

About Tessa McLean

There is just something about that feeling when you have been away — maybe for a weekend, a month, 6 months — and you’re driving into Chicago and that first glimpse of the city skyline appears. It just always makes me smile.

One Comment

  • hollismike
    December 3, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    I WANT TO TAKE MY PUPPY TO FOSTER BEACH

    MURPH!

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