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Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks


The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine, she won't know the difference. Make plans now to enjoy these city-sanctioned dog spots.

NOTE: Check out Chicago's Dog Parks: What You Need to Know Before You Go and Vet Advice on Chicago Dog Parks, so you're sure you understand Chicago's rules governing these parks.

1. Challenger Park

1101 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
See map here.
The dog park is located on Seminary along the west side of the train tracks, just north of Irving Park.

2. Churchill Field Park

1825 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312)742-7554 (Managed by Holstein Park)
See map here.
The dog park is located on the park's southeast side.

3. Coliseum Park

1466 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
See map here.

4. Grant Park

S. Columbus Drive near 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
See map here.

5. Hamlin Park

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
See map here.
The dog park is located in the park's southwest corner.

6. Lake Shore East Park

450 E. Benton Place
(West of Lake Shore Drive, south of Wacker Drive, and North of Randolph Street.)
Chicago, IL 60611
See map here.

7. Margate Park

4921 N. Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 742-7522
See map here.
The dog area is located toward the southeast end of the park.

8. Montrose Beach

Wilson Avenue and the Lake
Chicago, IL 60640
See map here.

9. Grace Noethling Park (aka Wiggly Field)

2645 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL
See map here.
The entire park is dedicated to dogs, so you should have no problem finding the dog "area."

10. River Park

5100 N. Francisco
Chicago, IL
See map here.
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