If you’re a local to Chicago, by now you’re probably aware (and maybe proud) of how dog-friendly the city is. From many restaurants and shops welcoming in our beloved 4-legged companions to dozens of shelters and organizations focused on protecting them, Chicago is truly a dog's paradise. But don’t just take our word for it, Chicago was recently named one of the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the U.S. by smartasset.
Not only does the city welcome in our beloved dogs, it also ensures there's plenty of room for them to roam and play. There are dozens of public dog parks around the city of Chicago, but we created a list of the 9 best dog parks near downtown. Whether you’re a local wanting to try out a new area or a visitor searching for where to take your pup while on vacation, this list is sure to help.
Lake Shore East Dog Park 450 E. Benton Place Chicago, IL 60601
Ohio Place Dog Park 360 W Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60654
Ward Dog Friendly Area 630 N. Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL 60606
Larrabee Dog Park 652 N. Larrabee Street Chicago, IL 60654
Fulton River Park 353 N. Desplaines Street Chicago, IL 60654
D’Angelo Dog Park 438 S. Franklin Street Chicago, IL 60607
Bartelme Dog Friendly Area 115 S Sangamon Street Chicago, IL 60614
Grant Bark Park 951 S. Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601
Coliseum Dog Friendly Area 1466 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Click here to view the complete list of dog-friendly areas around Chicago.