6 Dog Parks Near Parking In Chicago

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When your dog needs a walk, I’d bet that the vast majority of the time you walk the same 1-2 paths around your house or head to the nearest dog park. Perhaps it is time you get out and see the city a bit more with your dog!

To help shake up your dog walking routine, here are 6 dog parks around Chicago along with a link to nearby parking options. This should make it easy for you to put your dog in the back of the car and explore a new dog park.

1. Grant Park (951 S. Columbus Drive)

Grant Park is a huge park in the heart of Chicago with .36 acres designated as a dog friendly area so your dogs can run free. The Dog Friendly Area is located North and West of 9th Street Service Yard & South of Balbo. Parking near Grant Park isn’t easy, so you’ll almost certainly want to reserve Grant Park Parking before you go.

2. Lake Shore East Park / No. 546 (450 E. Benton Place)

Located just south of the Chicago River and just North of Millennium Park, this dog friendly park is .10 acres along the southern edge of the park, and includes a doggie drinking fountain. There is almost no street parking in this area, so you’ll want to search for Navy Pier parking, Millennium Park parking, or Hyatt Regency Parking to find a reasonable rate.

3. Bartelme, Mary Park (115 S. Sangamon)

This is a 0.10 acre dog park located north of Adams & west of Peoria, and includes a Doggie drinking foundtain. If you’re headed there fore a few hours, reserve Greektown Parking in advance.

4. Churchhill Field Playlot Park (1825 N Damen Avenue)

This park is located on Damen Avenue, four blocks south of Armitage Avenue).and has a nice dog-friendly area. A doggie drinking fountain is available. If you decide to head here, snag Wicker Park parking under the El tracks just a few blocks from the dog park.

5. Wiggly Field Dog Park (2645 N Sheffield)

As the best named dog park in Chicago, Wiggly Park is the just North of Depaul’s campus and just South of Wrigleyville. Need parking? Find parking near Lincoln Park so you can take your dog to Wiggly.

6. Ward, A. Montgomery Park (630 N Kingsbury)

Located along the Chicago River, this park has .16 acres of dog friendly space and is located on the West side of Kingsbury just South of Erie. Snag River North Parking for less than the cost of parking on the street if plan to stay more than a couple of hours.

Give your dog a change of scenery, by heading to a new do park. If you want to spoil your pup at the park, head to doggyloot to grab a new toy or some new doggy travel gear for your car. In the meantime, stay tuned for our “Parking near dog parks” city series, where we’ll feature dog park parking in places like NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore and more. Stay tuned, and comment below to let us know how you enjoyed the parks!

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