If city-dwelling dog owners know one thing, it’s that their pups need a place to run and play. The city has a handful of dog-friendly areas in park districts and community-run parks for dogs.
The city’s first dog park, Wiggly Field, was created in 1995. Now, over 20 such play zones exist citywide, primarily downtown and on the North Side. As long as your dog has its dog-friendly area tags (just $5, available through most veterinarians), he or she can play without restraint.
A couple of years ago the majority of city-run dog parks were on the North Side. But now, more are opening on the South Side like the ones in Calumet, McKinley Park, and Bronzeville.
Amenities vary from park to park: some are simply fenced-in slabs of concrete, while others boast grass and water features and special areas for smaller dogs. Here’s the rundown on a few of the most popular areas to take your pup.Read More