10 Best Dog Parks In Chicago For Your Dog To Roam Free

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Are you looking for a dog park in Chicago?

Whether they have the energy to spare (yes, we’re talking about you, the Jack Russels!) Or they’re sofa lovers (we see you, the Cavaliers King Charles!), ALL DOGS need to exercise. So if you are looking for a good dog-friendly park in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, here is a list of can parks that we hope can help you.

River Park Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“Fun area for pups. There is a water pump and kiddie pools (when I was there) for dogs to play in. A great place to let the pups get out some energy!”

Horner Park Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“Great large fenced in place to run. Can get muddy in the rain and our white dog turns a shade of grey during dry conditions. Only concern is no way to separate dogs not as socialized and owners don’t always pay attention to the way their dog is behaving (it’s a dog park what can you expect?). Overall super fun for the doggies..”

Puptown Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“Pup town is great. It is big enough to accommodate maybe 50 dogs. Yet it’s small enough that you don’t have to chase your dog around a huge space when it’s time to go home. There are dog fountains, bowls and a kiddie pool for your pup to cool off with a dip. Dogs and owners are generally really friendly..”

Edgewater Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“My dog loved this park! There’s lots of space to run, with garbage can and water both provided. There’s always a couple dogs, so your dog can get some socializing….”

Portage Park Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
                Hours
Wednesday
  • 6AM–11PM
Thursday
(Christmas Eve)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Friday
(Christmas Day)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Saturday
  • 6AM–11PM
Sunday
  • 6AM–11PM
Monday
  • 6AM–11PM
Tuesday
  • 6AM–11PM
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“My pup loved it there. She ran all over and played with the other dogs. Everyone there looked out for each other and the dogs. I will definitely go back….”

Lakeshore East Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
                       Hours
Wednesday
  • Open 24 hours
Thursday
(Christmas Eve)
  • Open 24 hours
Hours might differ
Friday
(Christmas Day)
  • Open 24 hours
Hours might differ
Saturday
  • Open 24 hours
Sunday
  • Open 24 hours
Monday
  • Open 24 hours
Tuesday
  • Open 24 hours
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“This place was beautiful, and huge. I spent a while here and I feel like I didn’t even scratch the surface. I mostly spent my time in Robin Williams Feild reading, but I also strolled around for a while to take on the beautiful landscape. I definitely have to come back to see what else this wonderful place had to offer…”

Wiggly Field Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
               Hours
Wednesday
  • 6AM–11PM
Thursday
(Christmas Eve)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Friday
(Christmas Day)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Saturday
  • 6AM–11PM
Sunday
  • 6AM–11PM
Monday
  • 6AM–11PM
Tuesday
  • 6AM–11PM
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“I love wiggly field, even when we didn’t have a dog, we would stop and watch the dogs play. It’s not great if you have a smaller senior dog who needs a slower introduction, but if you have a doodle that has lots of energy and is ready to run with some rowdy dogs, he/she will wear themselves out here. People are generally watchful of their dogs. Please pick up after your dog, keep wiggly field fun for all the pups!….”

Challenger Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
Redondo Beach Dog Park

“Great place for your dogs to come and socialize. People too for that matter! As a PetCare Provider this place is a heaven sent!!Always a good time to be had here!! Come by you might just run into me, say hi!!!…”

Coliseum Park Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
                  Hours
Wednesday
  • 6AM–9PM
Thursday
(Christmas Eve)
  • 6AM–9PM
Hours might differ
Friday
(Christmas Day)
  • 6AM–9PM
Hours might differ
Saturday
  • 6AM–9PM
Sunday
  • 6AM–9PM
Monday
  • 6AM–9PM
Tuesday
  • 6AM–9PM
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“I can’t believe something like a dog beach exists, but we are so glad it does! While it is always VERY crowded on the warm weekends, the beach is as clean as a dog beach can be. The added bonus of the Mutt Jackson dog wash at the exit is so very convenient…Bringing home a clean sleepy pup makes for a perfect weekend activity!…”

Wicker Dog Park, Chicago

chicago 10 top dogs parks
                         Hours
Wednesday
  • 6AM–11PM
Thursday
(Christmas Eve)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Friday
(Christmas Day)
  • 6AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Saturday
  • 6AM–11PM
Sunday
  • 6AM–11PM
Monday
  • 6AM–11PM
Tuesday
  • 6AM–11PM
chicago 10 top dogs parks

“Alice dog park is ALWAYS THE BEST in this area !!! I visit this park so often since it’s spacious and nice facilities, can’t even come up another similar dog park at same level, won’t regret to bring your lovely dogs here….”

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About Jessica Vanclap

Passionate about animals, but also about health, I did not hesitate for long in choosing my studies. Veterinary assistant by training, I worked in a veterinary clinic for several years. I then made the choice to share my knowledge and experiences by joining the training team of a school of Veterinary Assistant and Grooming.

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