Chicago Park District

Dog Friendly Areas

Wicker Park Dog Friendly Area

Wicker Park Dog Friendly Area

 
Margate Park Dog Friendly Area

Margate Park Dog Friendly Area

 
Park no. 546 Dog Friendly Area

Park no. 546 Dog Friendly Area

 

Dog friendly areas are designated sections within Chicago parks or beaches, where dogs are allowed to run and play off -leash, the only areas in the city where this is allowed.  Until the creation of these areas, dogs were only allowed in the city’s parks on a leash. Many of these sites provide features such as doggie drinking fountains, separate areas for shy dogs, dog owner bulletin boards, trash receptacles and extra doggie bags.

The owner or other responsible person bringing any dog into a dog friendly area must have a permit and tag issued by a participating Veterinarian for each dog. Please be responsible when using these areas by following the policies and procedures for Chicago Park District Dog Friendly Areas.

We hope your dog enjoys running, playing and socializing with other dogs in a Chicago Park District dog friendly area.
Remember to be safe, obey the rules, and respect the park and others.
 

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PARK NAMEADDRESSDESCRIPTORQTYNOTES
Bartelme, Mary Park115 S. Sangamon 1.10 acres, located north of Adams west of Peoria. Doggie drinking fiountain.
Challenger Playlot Park1100 W. Irving Park Rd. 1.08 acres, located east of elevated tracks and playground. Doggie drinking fountain.
Churchill Field Playlot Park1825 N. Damen Ave. 1.16 acres, located adjacent to train tracks, east of Damen. Doggie drinking fountain.
Clarendon Park Community Center4501 N. Marine Drive  1.13 acres, located north of Park District service yard, north of Montrose. Doggie drinking fountain.
Coliseum Park1466 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago IL 60605 1.06 acres, located under elevated tracks. Doggie drinking fountain.
Grant Park951 S. Columbus Drive 1.36 acres, located north and west of 9th St. Service yard south of Balbo. Doggie drinking fountain.
Hamlin Park3035 N. Hoyne Ave. 1.16 acres, located at northeast corner of Wellington and Hoyne. Water supply.
Lake Shore East Park/No. 546450 E. Benton Place 1.10 acres located along the southern edge of the park. Doggie Drinking Fountain.
Lincoln ParkBelmont & Lake Shore Drive 1.15 acres, located east of Lake Shore Drive at north end of Belmont Harbor
Lincoln ParkFoster & Lake Shore Drive 1.78 acres, located at north east end of Foster Beach
Lincoln ParkMontrose & Simonds Drive 13.83 acres, located at north end of Montrose Beach
Margate Park Fieldhouse4900 N Marine Drive 1.38 acres, located at Lawrence and Sheridan. Doggie drinking fountain.
Noethling Playlot Park2645 N. Sheffield Ave. 1.37 acres, located north of Wrightwood east of Sheffield. Doggie drinking fountain.
Norwood Park5899 N. Avondale  1.13 acres, located just north of service yard on Avondale Ave.. Doggie drinking fountain.
Park No. 551353 N. DesPlaines St.  1.07 acres, located south of Kinzie St. in Fulton River District. Doggie drinking fountain.
Portage Park4100 N. Long 1.09 acres, located south of Berteau and west of service yard. Doggie drinking fountain.
Pottawattomie Park7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1.20 acres, located east of Wolcott and south of Birchwood at north end of park. Small dog area. Doggie drinking fountain.
River Park5100 N. Francisco Ave. 1.10 acres, located southeast of fieldhouse. Doggie drinking fountain.
Walsh Playground Park1722 N. Ashland Ave. 1.10 acres, located west of Ashland and adjacent to train tracks. Doggie drinking fountain.
Ward, A. Montgomery Park630 N. Kingsbury St.  1.16 acres, located on west side of Kingsbury south of Erie.
Wicker Park1425 N. Damen Avenue Chicago IL 60622 1.14 acres, located at intersection of Wicker Park and Evergreen. Doggie drinking fountain.