Best Dog Park in Ukrainian Village

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Having a pet dog is like having a baby in the family. Remember, there is a saying “Dogs are man’s bestfriend” and that is true. They are the most loyal pets in the world. In Chicago, specifically in Ukrainian Village offers a lot of Dog Parks, but all dogs must have a DFA tag to enter Chicago dog parks. Tags are $5 each and owners must have proof of vaccinations.

Chicago has no shortage of parks that are within walking distance of area pooches and their owners. Here are the list of the Top 10 most visited dog parks un Ukrainian Village.

Skinner Park

Location: 1331 W. Adams St. 
Chicago, IL 60606

This park has total of 7.01 acres and features a small field house. It is also located in the near West Community. The park also shares use of the adjacent Whitney Young High School, which allows for access to a gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool.

Some of the attractions that parks offer are Children’s Playground, Baseball Field, Basketball Court, Community Garden, and an athletic field for football or soccer.

In addition to programs, Skinner Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Family Nights, a fall Pumpkin Patch, workdays and nature lessons in the Community Roots Demonstration Garden, Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks events.

One of the main attractions here are the field were the dogs can freely walk and run and trained by their owners.

Logan Square Dog Park

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Location: 2526 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Most of the dog lovers bring their dogs in this park because it was a well maintained park. There are also cool arts alongside the highway. Garbage cans were also moved outside of the park where you have to open the gate to throw away waste.

This park also offer pool area and perfect during summer time. Plus, this area is not crowded during weekdays unlike with the other dog parks. Lastly, people who worked here are very friendly and accommodating.

Fred Anderson Park

Location: 1629 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

This park features two enclosed dog friendly areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Because of their divisions small dogs can play freely without being scared of big dogs. Each area is complete with artificial turf, water play fountains, tunnel and shade structures, benches, picnic tables, Omega style safety fencing and a dog-friendly drinking fountains. 

Fred Anderson Park also includes a stage area with a seating wall for performances by local artists. The stage areas includes shade structures, electrical service and benches. 

Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center for Dogs

Location:1430 W Willow St
Chicago, IL 60642

Doggy Paddle is the place in Chicago for your dog to achieve fitness through swimming. Discover our heated indoor pools with dedicated instructors to ensure safe and fun swimming for your dogs. Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center for Dogs is located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The Doggy Paddle mission is to promote physical and mental longevity and the special bond between pups and their parents.

The Park at Lakeshore East

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Location: 411 E Benton Pl
Chicago, IL 60601

This park is so large and has artificial glass and that makes your dogs never come home muddy. There is also an open space feature of water for dogs to freely drink and play. What's nice is that the park is accessible via public transportation, a large divy bike stand is located outside of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building and you can make your way under Lakeshore drive to have lake access.

Wiggly Field

Location: 2645 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60686

Wiggly Field is a self-supervised dog park.  Use at your own risk.  The West Chicago Park District and Board of Commissioners are not responsible for injury or damage to you, your dog, or other property. Dogs must wear current license tag and be up-to-date on shots. Dog handlers must be sixteen (16) years or older, in the park within view of their dogs and carry a leash at all times.  No more than three (3) dogs per person allowed on any one visit. The small dog enclosure is only for dogs weighing less than thirty (30) pounds.  Small dogs are allowed in the large dog area at their own risk.

Grant Bark Park

Location: 900 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

The park is located behind the Chicago Park District Maintenance building on Columbus Dr.  There are two paths to the park – from new 11th street bridge, as well as from Columbus Ave. This park is 18,690 sq.ft wide and the surface is made of asphalt and pea gravel. Amenities that this park can offer are, they have fresh water, bag dispensers, and a small dog area. This park is also fully fenced and double-gated, and has a tree-lined gravel area and lighting. At the north end is the area of commemorative bricks, along with a person and pooch drinking fountain.

Walsh Park Dog Area

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Location: 1722 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

This park is located in the West Town neighborhood. Situated on 2.18 acres, the park contains an athletic field, basketball hoops, a playground, and a dog-friendly area. While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our programs offered at nearby Adams, Oz, or Trebes Park.

Horner Dog Park

Location: 2770 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

This park is divided into two phase. Phase 1 offers erecting a perimeter fence with a double-gated entry encompassing approximately 30,000 square feet of land in the Southwest corner of Horner Park near the intersection of Irving Park and California. 

While for Phase 2, A small dog area will be created within the confines of the existing footprint of the dog park.Canine turf play fields will be installed in both the small and large dog areas. The lead free artificial turf designed for dogs that will be used has a sand rather than black pellet infill. The trees within the dog park will remain, and mulch will be laid around them. Additional landscaping will be added to enhance the park’s aesthetics, including sturdy ornamental plantings, decorative rocks and stone borders. None of the park’s current concrete walking paths or other park amenities will be disturbed. Pavers will be laid in the entryway and a dog-friendly water fountain will be installed there as well.

Chicago has no shortage of parks because of their wide range of lands. You will never get bored in visiting the parks, because each park has it’s own uniqueness that they are offering. Also your dogs will definitely enjoy the ambiance and that each park offers.

If you want to get directions on how to visit these park, you can check it in www.transitchicago.com for the instructions.

Ma Alyssa Leonardo