2021 Chicago Dog Park Guide
View up-to-date information and video tours of all Chicago dog parks.
View up-to-date information and video tours of all Chicago dog parks.
Updated in 2021 to include all current Chicago dog parks! Click the pins on the map to view details and a video tour of each Chicago dog park. Use the filters to view only parks with specific amenities:
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.
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.
6000 S Lake Shore Dr | Chicago, IL, 60637
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.
5800 N Lake Shore Drive | Chicago, Illinois, 60660
Edgewater Dog Park offers real grass and a lake side breeze.
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.
2770 Irving Park Rd | Chicago, IL, 60618
Horner Dog Park features a large space, double gated fence and nice shade.
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 🙂
2210 W Pershing Rd | Chicago, IL, 60609
Mckinley Dog Park features a large space, dedicated small dog area, and disposable poop bags for convenience.
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.
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.
4501 N. Marine Drive | Chicago, IL, 60640
This dog park includes plenty of running room and water for playing and drinking.
514 N Peshtigo Ct | Chicago, IL, 60611
Bennet Park Dog Park is in the middle of the action in Streeterville and open 24 hours.
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.
S Crilly Dr | Chicago, IL, 60617
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.
3940 S Indiana Ave | Chicago, IL, 60653
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.
4153 S Vincennes Ave | Chicago, IL, 60653
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.
3906 S Lake Park Ave | Chicago, IL, 60653
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.
630 N. Kingsbury St | Chicago, IL, 60606
Small dog park with the basics of seating and drinking fountains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
438 S. Franklin Street | Chicago, Il, 60607
This Loop dog park features a separate fenced area for small dogs and lots of greenery.
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.
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.
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.
1531 S Halsted Street | Chicago, Il, 60607
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.
Don’t forget, the Chicago Park District requires each dog to obtain a city permit before using any of the parks or beaches. For more information, check out our blog post on Dog Park Permit Requirements.
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.