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Dog Friendly Neighborhoods: 3 Must See Dog Parks

Walkability is just one reason to fall in love with Downtown Chicago. But what fun is a walk without your best friend? Check out these downtown dog parks in some of Chicago’s most dog friendly neighborhoods!

Lakeshore East Park

Lakeshore East Park’s southern most area is fenced in for dogs to roam free, off the leash. The area is complete with a dog drinking fountain and artificial turf grass for easy clean-up. Additionally, Lakeshore East Park offers free Wi-Fi. The park is full of serene paths and trails and steps from the lakefront. The neighborhood is home to Millennium Park and many excellent restaurants. So there is always plenty to do after visiting the park with your dog!

450 E. Benton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-7648

Skinner Bark Park

The West Loop park features a combination of artificial turf, gravel, and cement to give the park textural dimension. Moreover, unique features include umbrella-shaded seating and a three-tiered drinking fountain, which offers access to dogs of all sizes.

17 S. Loomis St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 746-5560

Grant Park (Dog Friendly Area)

This park is perfect for active dogs who love to run around! The park has a sprawling off-leash area and a dog water fountain. Grant Park is only steps from many of Chicago’s attractions, steps from Soldier Field, beaches, Buckingham Fountain, and Michigan Avenue. Stop by the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, or the Museum of Science and Industry.

Dog Friendly Apartments

Courtesy of Choose Chicago

951 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3918

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