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9 Dog-Friendly Areas Near Downtown Chicago

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.