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Ohio Place Dog Park Seating Available

350 W. Ohio Street | Chicago, IL, 60654

Ohio Place Dog Park is next to the highway but still feels cozy and park-like. Bring your own drinking water and be mindful of the single-gate entrance. The park is long and narrow, making it good for sprints and fetch.

5899 N. Avondale Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60631

This dog park features ample parking, making it a good destination if a dog park isn't conveniently walkable for you.

1425 N. Damen Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60622

Wicker Dog Park offers a great location for neighborhood locals to enjoy the best the hood has to offer. The park is set away from any busy streets and is not too close to the Blue line elevated tracks.

4100 N. Long Avenue Chicago, IL | Chicago, IL, 60641

Portage Dog Park on the northwest side is a popular destination even on hot days, with its ample shade and kiddie pools for dogs.

438 S. Franklin Street | Chicago, Il, 60607

This Loop dog park features a separate fenced area for small dogs and lots of greenery.

Pottawattomie Park Dog Park Drinking Fountains Separate Small Dog Area

7340 N. Rogers Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60626

Pottawattomie Park Dog Park offers drinking fountains and a separate section that can be closed off to create a small dog area.

2526 N. Western Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60647

The Logan Square Dog Park is fairly new and includes a small dog area, ample seating for humans, and a bark-worthy wall mural.

5100 N. Francisco Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60625

Paws Park in River Park is a peaceful retreat for your dog, surrounded by green space and not near any major traffic or train noise.

Montrose Dog Beach Beaches Seating Available

Montrose Avenue & Simonds Drive | Chicago, IL, 60640

The Montrose Dog Beach is the largest dog-friendly area in Chicago, at almost 4 acres in area. Because of the activity and size, make sure your dog is ready to obey. Bring along fresh water, as the beach does not have any drinking water for dogs.

1722 N. Ashland Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60622

Walsh Dog Park in Bucktown offers separate big/small dog areas but no shade. Easy access to the 606 make it a fun stop during a trail walk.

16th Street Dog Park Seating Available

E. 16th Street & S. Prairie Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60616

Also known as West Loop Dog Park, the Bartelme Dog Friendly Area is a small but up-to-date dog park with good water features and areas of artificial turf.

Challenger Dog Friendly Area Drinking Fountains

1100 W. Irving Park Road | Chicago, IL, 60613

Challenger Dog Friendly Area is a very small dog park next to the CTA elevated tracks on Irving Park.

353 N. DesPlaines Street | Chicago, IL, 60661

Park #551 dog park is a small area that offers drinking fountains and acts as a good socialization spot in the West Loop.

Bartelme Dog Friendly Area Drinking Fountains Summer Water Feature

115 S. Sangamon Street | Chicago, IL, 60607

Also known as West Loop Dog Park, the Bartelme Dog Friendly Area is a small but up-to-date dog park with good water features and areas of artificial turf.

630 N. Kingsbury Street | Chicago, IL, 60654

This dog-friendly area of A. Montgomery Ward Park features an updated ground covering that's easier on the paws and a lot of great water features.

1611 S. Wabash Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60616

One of the best dog parks in the city, Fred Anderson is well lit for nighttime visits, has a separate area for small dogs, and sports a contemporary design.

450 E. Benton Place | Chicago, IL, 60601

This Streeterville dog park features fun water features and plenty of shade for staying cool in the summer.

Belmont Harbor Dog Beach Beaches

Belmont Avenue & Lake Shore Drive | Chicago, IL, 60657

Belmont Harbor Dog Beach is much smaller than Montrose. This may make it better for shy dogs who want to enjoy some lake play.

Hamlin Park Dog Friendly Area Seating Available

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60618

Pea gravel keeps this L-shaped Roscoe Village dog park looking clean, but curious dogs may become preoccupied with neighboring tennis matches 🙂

1358 W. Monroe Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60607

Skinner Bark Park was opened in August of 2014 and is well-maintained by its community group. Visitors enjoy shade features, lots of water for dogs and ample seating.

1000 S. Columbus Drive | Chicago, IL, 60605

The Grant Park dog park is an oasis for dogs in the heart of the city. The park is very large and includes a lot of shade trees.

University Village Dog Park Drinking Fountains Seating Available

1531 S Halsted Street | Chicago, Il, 60607

4501 N. Marine Drive | Chicago, IL, 60640

This dog park includes plenty of running room and water for playing and drinking.

Coliseum Park Dog Friendly Area Drinking Fountains Seating Available

1466 S. Wabash Ave. | Chicago, IL, 60605

Coliseum Park Dog Friendly Area in the South Loop is a dog run style park that is located next to the L tracks. It is one of the greener dog parks in the city, with artificial grass and trees.

Churchill Park Dog Friendly Area Drinking Fountains Seating Available Summer Water Feature

1825 N. Damen Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60647

Next to the 606 Trail, Churchill Dog Park is a central gathering point for Bucktown dogs. Both drinking fountains and water play features are available.

4900 N. Marine Drive | Chicago, IL, 60640

This large Uptown dog park is popular and close to the Lakefront Trail. Visitors enjoy a great space with plenty of water for drinking and playing.

2645 N. Sheffield Avenue | Chicago, IL, 60614

Wiggly Field is one of the most popular dog parks in the city and features a large space, dedicated small dog area, and nice shade.

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Chicago Dog Parks

Windy City Paws is Chicago’s premier dog walking and petsitting company. If you have regular dog walking needs or vacation care needs, please contact us at (312) 473-6466 or contact us here.

Each year, Windy City Paws updates information about each of Chicago’s dog parks as a service to Chicago dog owners. For more information about owning a dog in Chicago, visit our blog.

When it comes to Chicago’s dog parks, an understanding of the safety guidelines, unique elements of the dog parks in your neighborhood, as well as dog park etiquette is important before choosing where you and your dog go for some off-leash fun. Whether you’re looking for a place to socialize with other dog owners or just a place to allow your dog to roam freely, there are a number of different options to choose from while in the city.

A note on dog beaches:
There are only two beaches in Chicago that allow dogs. Belmont Harbor Beach and Montrose Beach both feature designated dog-friendly areas that allow off-leash play. Each beach has their own amenities and specific draws for dog owners.


We want to thank Nikki Hausherr for all her hard work creating our video tours of Chicago’s dog parks. She is available for a variety of freelance work. Visit her website at nikhousefilm.com!