Chicago Park District Board Voted to Develop Vacant Lot into Dog Friendly Area


The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners yesterday approved entering into a contract with Clauss Brothers Inc. for the redevelopment of Park #569 at 1358 W. Monroe St. into a dog friendly area. 

The Chicago Park District will be converting the existing vacant lot into an active dog friendly area with supporting amenities that will improve recreation activities for neighborhood park patrons and dog owners.

“Our dog friendly areas are popular spots for fostering community in our neighborhood parks, and we welcome this latest addition,” said General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly. 

The work includes, but is not limited to: environmental remediation; excavation and grading; installation of clean fill with a three-foot engineered barrier; underground utilities and drainage; artificial turf dog run area for large and small dogs; drinking fountain for park patrons and dogs; concrete walkways and curbs; lighting; site furnishings including two shade structures; fencing; and landscape improvements.

Construction is to be substantially completed within 90 days of issuance of notice to proceed.


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