Dog owners who live in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood are lucky. There are four dog parks where you can take your pup to run without a leash and mingle with other furry friends. The choices range from small dog runs to one of the largest dog parks in the city. Here’s where you can find dog parks in the South Loop.
Located on the South end of Grant Park, Grant Bark Park is almost half an acre, providing plenty of room to run free. This fully-fenced, double-gated park offers drinking water and a bag dispenser. There’s no separate area for small dogs, so if you’ve got a petite breed you’ll want to be sure to keep an eye out.
For a park closer to the financial district, d’Angelo park is tucked into a space between the Congress Street Freeway and the Thermal Chicago building. At about a tenth of an acre the park is small, but there’s an area for small dogs to run freely without worrying about larger breeds.
The tiniest place to give your dog some exercise is the Coliseum Park Dog Run. This is a good spot when you don’t have much time but you want to make sure your pet gets outside of the apartment and into some fresh air for a little bit.
Fred Anderson Dog Park, located on the south end of the South Loop, is a full acre in size. It has both small and large dog areas, as well as a common area where everyone can play. In addition to your standard water fountain, this park also has water features including water play fountains. There’s artificial turf and varying elevations. Humans can sit and relax on the benches and picnic tables. This is one of the newer dog parks in Chicago and, with all of these amenities, you can definitely tell.