Four-legged friends need space to roam too!
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. These Dog Friendly Areas serve the Second Ward.
Churchill Dog Friendly Area
Location: 1825 N. Damen Ave.
Park: Churchill Field Playlot Park
Notes: .16 acres, located adjacent to train tracks, east of Damen. Doggie drinking fountain.
Walsh Dog Friendly Area
Location: 1722 N. Ashland Ave.
Park: Walsh Playground Park
Notes: .10 acres, located west of Ashland and adjacent to train tracks. Doggie drinking fountain.
Wicker Dog Friendly Area
Location: 1425 N. Damen Avenue Chicago IL 60622
Park: Wicker Park
Notes: .14 acres, located at intersection of Wicker Park and Evergreen. Doggie drinking fountain